Friday, April 13

Sign In (10:30 – 11:00)

Introductory Remarks (11:00 – 11:30)

Jonathan Fedors

Katie Price

Revising Historical Trajectories (11:30 – 1:00)
Moderator: Michael Golston

Kathy Lou Schultz, “The Chicago School, Langston Hughes, and the Early Poetry of Melvin Tolson”

Andrea Actis, “‘My Kind of Seriousness’: On Laura Riding and the Antinomies of American Poetry”

Rebecca Gaydos, “The Technology of Expression: Revisiting Charles Olson’s ‘Projective Verse'”

Lunch  (1:00 – 2:30)

Theory and Practice of Community (2:30 – 4:00)
Moderator: Katie Price

Adeena Karasick, “Exile and Nomadicism: The Immunity of Community”

Al Filreis, “Academic Politics: Clearing a Space for Communities”

Jacob Edmond, “Conceptual Writing: Community and Anti-Community”

Coffee Break  (4:00- 5:00)

Keynote Panel: On Poetry Communities (5:00 – 7:00)
Moderators: Jonathan Fedors

Maria Damon, “Poetic Isolation and Collective Clumsiness: An Antonymic Exploration”

Craig Dworkin, “Scapegoat: Community, Influence, and Exclusion”

Brian Reed, “The New York School and Australia’s Generation of ’68”

Steven Yao, “Some Contradictions of Poetry and Community”

Saturday, April 14

Coffee and Pastries  (9:00 – 9:20)

Resisting Communities (9:20 – 10:50)
Moderator: Charles Bernstein

Jessyka Finley, “‘How I Got Ovah’: Humor and Discontent in Women’s Poetry of the Black Arts Movement”

Tom Fisher, “Literary Communism and Language Poetry”

Joshua Kotin, “J. H. Prynne and the Cambridge School”

Coffee Break  (10:50 – 11:00)

Othering SelfConstruction (11:00 – 12:30)
Moderator: Max Cavitch

Juliana Leslie, “A Prayer for Modernism: Gertrude Stein’s Portraits and Prayers

John Paetsch, “Comparative Serial Poetics: Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan”

Maude Emerson, “‘Improbable Selves: Jamesian Psychology in Schuyler and O’Hara”

Lunch  (12:30 – 2:00)

Complicating Post-War Reputations (2:00 – 3:30)
Moderator: Sarah Dowling

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh, “Thom Gunn’s Transatlantic Response to Confessional Poetry”

Piotr Gwiazda, “‘A naked singularity’: James Merrill and Identity Politics”

Stefania Heim, “Trespass and Presumption: Susan Howe and Muriel Rukeyser”

Coffee Break  (3:30 – 3:40)

Communities of Print Culture (3:40 – 5:10)
Moderator: Alan Golding

Sarah Stone, “The Plain Edition: Gertrude Stein and Modernist Book History”

Josh Schneiderman, “The Republic of Postcards: The New York School and Lyric Obscurity”

Kaplan Harris, “Vampire Editing: Dodie Bellamy and Mirage

Closing Remarks (5:10 – 5:30)

Bob Perelman

Reception (5:30 – 7:00)
Open to all participants and attendees.

This event is free and open to the public.

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