Events

2013-2014 Events

All events are free and open to the public. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance should contact the committee coordinator in advance of the event.

Autumn Quarter

Poetics Workshop
Monday, October 7, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall 405
"The Unsignificant"
Srikanth Reddy, Department of English, University of Chicago
Poetry Reading
Thursday, October 10, 6:00 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace Room 801
Poem Present and the History and Forms of Lyric Series present
Mark Strand
Lecture
Friday, October 11, 1:00 PM
Classics 110 
Poem Present and the History and Forms of Lyric Series present
Mark Strand
Poetry Reading
Thursday, October 17, 7:00 PM
1025 East 58th Street
The Lumen Christi Institute presents
Dana Gioia
Poetics Workshop
Monday, October 21, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall 405
"Gwendolyn Brooks' Vision Test"
Michael Clune, Department of English, Case Western
Poetics Workshop
Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall 405
"Toward a Perlocutionary Poetics?"
Isobel Armstrong, Institute of English Studies, University of London
Poetry Reading
Tuesday, November 12, 5:00 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace Room 801
Michael Robbins
Poetics Workshop
Friday, November 15, 12:00 PM
Rosenwald Hall 405
“Syllabics and Cinquains: Re-thinking early 20th-century rhythm”
Meredith Martin, Professor of English, Princeton University
Light lunch will be served.
Poetry Reading
Friday, November 15, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Taft House 102, 935 E. 60th St. 
Poem Present and the Emerging Writers Series present 
Keston Sutherland
Poetics Workshop
Monday, November 18, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall 405
"Coleridgean Kink: Christabel, Metrical Masochism, and the Question of Poetic Form"
Samuel Rowe, Department of English, University of Chicago
Co-sponsored with the 18th and 19th Century Cultures Workshop
Poetry Reading
Thursday, November 21, 6:00 PM
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901
Poem Present and the Reva Logan Poetry Series present 
Fanny Howe
Lecture
Friday, November 22, 1:00 PM
Taft House 102, 935 E. 60th St. 
Fanny Howe
Poetics Workshop
Monday, December 2, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall 405
"Coleridge's Unitarian Conversations"
Erin Nerstad, Department of English, University of Chicago
Co-sponsored with the 18th and 19th Century Cultures Workshop
Poetry Reading
Monday, December 2, 6:00 PM
Cobb Hall, Room 409
The Renaissance Society presents
Cyrus Console

 

Winter Quarter

Poetics Workshop
Monday, January 13, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald 405
"§: ‘Listen while I tell you all the time’: On Gertrude Stein’s Blood on the Dining-Room Floor and Stanzas in Meditation"
Chalcey Wilding, Department of English, University of Chicago
History and Forms of Lyric
Wednesday, January 15, Time 4:30 PM
Classics 110
Henry Weinfield
Poetry Reading
Thursday, January 16, 6:00 PM
Cobb Hall, Room 409
The Renaissance Society presents 
Dorothea Lasky
Lecture
Friday, January 17, 4:00 PM
Event location TBA
Dorothea Lasky
Poetry Reading & Lecture
Thursday, January 23, 6:00 PM
Logan Center
Friday, January 24, 1:00 PM
Midway Studios 108
Poem Present and the Reva Logan Poetry Series present 
Rosanna Warren
Poetics Workshop
Monday, January 27, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald 405
"'Mots en LIberté, Dynamisme Plastique': Max Jacob's Paris 1911-1914" 
Rosanna Warren, Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
Poetics Workshop
Monday, February 10, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald 405
Title TBA (On Whitman's and Melville's Civil War Poetry)
James Bassett, Department of English, University of Chicago
Poetry Reading
Thursday, February 13, Time 6:00 PM
Midway Studios 108
Poem Present and the Ron Offen Poetry Award present 
William Fuller
Poetry Reading
Friday, February 21, 6:00 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace Room 801
The Committee on Social Thought presents
Alice Oswald
Poetics Workshop
Monday, February 24, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald 405
Title TBA (On Hallam, Tennyson, and Moral Philosophy)
Michael Hansen, Department of English, University of Chicago
Poetics Workshop
Thursday, March 13, Time TBA
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture 
5733 S. University Ave
Title TBA
Sonya Posmentier, Assistant Professor, Department of English, New York University
Co-sponsored with the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
 
 

Spring Quarter

History and Forms of Lyric
Wednesday, April 2, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
"A Natural Scale"
David Nowell-Smith
Poetics Workshop
Monday, April 7, at 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
"Callimachus, Twombly, and the Poetics of Childhood"
Mark Payne
Poetry Reading & Lecture
Reading: Thursday, April 10, 6PM
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Lecture: April 11, 1:00 PM
Midway Studios, room 108
Poem Present and the Reva Logan Poetry Series present 
Jerome Rothenberg
History and Forms of Lyric
Thursday, April 24, 5:00 PM
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
Charles Altieri
Poetics Workshop
Friday, April 25, 10:00 AM
Cobb 409
"Valuing in Poetry, or What Literary Theory Can Learn from Wittgenstein's Silence About Ethics"
Charles Altieri
Poetics Workshop
Monday, May 5, at 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
"Particularity and Personality in Williams's Kora in Hell"
Patrick Morrissey
Poetry Reading
Thursday, May 8, 6:00 PM
Film Screening Room at the Logan Center
The Committee on Social Thought presents
Louise Gluck 
Conference
Friday & Saturday, May 9-10, Various Times
Event locations TBA
Sponsored by The Nicholson Center for British Studies & The Program in Poetry and Poetics
Poetics Workshop
Monday, May 12, 4:30 PM
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, 1st Floor Lounge
"Psycho-Social Disability and Post-Ableist Poetics: The 'Case' of Hannah Weiner's Clairvoyant Journals."
Patrick Durgin
Co-Sponsored with Disability Matters
Poetics Workshop
Thursday, May 15, 4:30 PM
Harper 145
Loba Golburt
Poetry Reading & Lecture
Lecture: May 20, 4:30 PM
Midway Studios, Room 108
Reading: May 22, 6:00 PM
Logan Center, Seminar Terrace Room
Poem Present and the Sherry Poet in Residence Program present 
Susan Wheeler
Poetics Workshop
Monday, June 2, 4:30 PM
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
"Lyric, Dialectology, and the Problem of Genre"
Joel Calahan