Monday, October 19, 2009

A Celebration of Stanley Plumly and Poetry at The University of Maryland

Writer's Center workshop leader and University of Maryland Professor Stanley Plumly is the new poet laureate of the state of Maryland. Congratulations to Stanley. On October 29th and 30th, Stanley will be honored at the University of Maryland. It's free and open to the public. If you have the time, head on out and see some of these great events!

Stanley Plumly is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of English at the University of Maryland. His work has been honored with the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000 received an Academy Award for the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.

October 29-30, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

Center for Literary and Comparative Studies
Department of English, University of Maryland

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
October 29, 2009

3:00pm: Welcome and Introductions: Robert Levine (Director, Center for Literary and Comparative Studies), Kent Cartwright (Chair, Department of English), James Harris (Dean, College of Arts and Humanities)

3:15pm: Keynote lecture by David Baker (Denison University and Poetry Editor of the Kenyon Review): "Melancholy Host: Mr. Plumly's Paradox." Introduction by Michael Collier (University of Maryland)

4:30pm: Poetry reading in honor of Stanley Plumly: Elizabeth Arnold, David Baker, Joelle Biele, David Biespiel, Michael Collier, Stuart Dischell, Linda Gregerson, Meghan O'Rourke, Paul Otremba, Patrick Phillips, Teresa Svoboda, Chase Twichell, Joshua Weiner

5:30pm: Reception at Tawes (2nd floor, main lobby)
October 30, 2009

8:30am: Coffee at Tawes (2nd floor English Department lounge)

9:00am: Posthumous Keats: A Panel Discussion with Duncan Wu (Georgetown), , Morris Dickstein (CUNY Graduate Center), Meghan O'Rourke (The Paris Review), Susan Wolfson (Princeton University). Chair: Martha Nell Smith (University of Maryland)

11:00am: Poetic Influences on Stanley Plumly: Linda Gregerson (University of Michigan), Stuart Dischell (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Chase Twichell (Keene, NY), Teresa Svoboda (New York City). Chair: Joshua Weiner (University of Maryland)

12:30pm: lunch break

2:00pm: Stanley Plumly’s Influence As a Teacher: Patrick Phillips (Drew University), James Hoch (Ramapo College), Joelle Biele (Ellicott City, MD), Paul Otremba (University of Houston), David Biespiel (Wake Forest University). Chair: Elizabeth Arnold (University of Maryland)

3:30pm: Keynote lecture by David Wyatt (University of Maryland): “Walking with Stanley.” Introduction by Charles Caramello (Dean of the Graduate School)

4:30pm: Reading by Stanley Plumly

5:30PM: Reception at Tawes (2nd floor, main lobby)

1 comment:

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