244. The Poetry of Uncertainty, the Uncertainty of Poetry
Saturday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 305, Hynes
A special session
Presiding: Anthony Geist, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
Speakers: Silvia Bermúdez, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Luis Charry, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Michelle A. Clayton, Brown Univ.; James Staig Limidoro, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Sharon Keefe Ugalde, Texas State Univ.; Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, Univ. of Iowa
Responding: Anthony Geist
What is the future of poetry in the digital age? What is the role of poetry in an era of postliteracy? Our title comes from an anthology of Spanish language poets published simultaneously in eight countries: Poesía ante la incertidumbre, a unique initiative in a literary culture in which Spain and Latin America are, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, countries separated by a common language.
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