On Thursday March 22nd at 6.30pm the Modern and Contemporary Colloquium (MACC) will host its first guest speaker of the Spring 2017 semester, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Professor Emerita at Temple University. The lecture, co-sponsored by the NYU Cultures of War working group, will take place in the Event Space (Room 106) of 244 Greene St., New York NY 10003. The lecture will be entitled ‘Writing Over: Beginning Modernism All Over Again.’
Professor Blau DuPlessis is both a poet and a critic. Her talk will discuss the challenges facing authors and interpreters of long poems in the aftermath of modernism, drawing on her background as a critic to highlight the problems she confronted in Drafts. The talk will be followed by responses from the scholars Michael Golston (Columbia), Diana Hamilton (Baruch), Josh Schneiderman (CUNY), and Mark Scroggins (Florida AU). Wine will be provided.
If you would like a copy in advance of Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s ‘Draft 61,’ which responds explicitly to Ezra Pound’s Cantos, and/or a copy of two relevant short essays from her collection Blue Studios, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.