Session 635: Poetry and Its Public(s)Rod McKuen reference. If all goes well, we'll post our remarks in these very pages at some point after the conference—so stay tuned!
Saturday, 9 January, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Room 9A of the Austin Convention Center
Presiding: Alan Golding, University of Louisville
Speakers: Stephen Burt, Harvard University; Mike Chasar, Willamette University; Evie Shockley, Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Session Description: Panelists address the public(s) for poetry, past, present, and future, as a cultural category and a human activity. We imagine a discussion in which we think about media, reception, audience, commentary, translation, and adaptation—and more—as ways of connecting to a public. How is our work as poets, teachers, historians, editors, and critics a public act?
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Modern Language Association's annual convention, being held this year in Austin, Texas. Here's what's on the docket: