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Tuesday, 29 December

536. Didacticism in Contemporary American Poetry

3:30–4:45 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Ann Keniston, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

1. “Authority, Ashbery, and the Voice of Instruction,” Vernon L. Shetley, Wellesley Coll.

2. “The Didactic and Its Others: Gary Snyder, Emptiness, and Poetic Form,” Jeffrey Hamblin Gray, Seton Hall Univ.

3. “Didactic Elegies after 9/11,” Ann Keniston

Respondent: Willard L. Spiegelman, Southern Methodist Univ.

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