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167. When Rhetoricians Read Poetry

Saturday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Chicago C, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Wendy R. Olmsted, Univ. of Chicago

1. "'Thinking the Poem': Rhetoric and the Low Modernist Lyric," Walter Jost, Univ. of Virginia

2. "Extraordinary Language Generating a Common World in Hopkins's 'That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection,'" Wendy R. Olmsted

3. "A Bakhtinian Rhetorical Reading of Two Sonnets of Prayer," Don H. Bialostosky, Univ. of Pittsburgh

4. "Rhetorically Reading and Teaching 'My Papa's Waltz,'" John L. Schilb, Indiana Univ., Bloomington


  • General Literature – Poetry

  • General Literature – Rhetoric and Rhetorical Theory

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – English and American

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