ACLA Panel Announcement

SEMINAR: Poetry and Precarity in the 21st Century

Organizers: Charles Legere, U of Pittsburgh | Walt Hunter, Clemson U

Located at Gallatin 401, New York University

Friday, March 21, 8:30AM – 10:20AM

Of the Subcontract and Precarious Life– Stephen Voyce, U of Iowa

Atomization and Accretion: Mark Nowak’s Coal Mountain Elementary– Robert St. Lawrence, U of Minnesota

Post-Fordist Fertility: Conceptive Risk in Amy Sara Carroll’s ‘Fannie + Freddie: The Sentimentality of Post-9/11 Pornography’– Julia Bloch, U of Pennsylvania

Dionne Brand’s Precarious Poetics– Candice Amich, Carnegie Mellon U

Saturday, March 22, 8:30AM – 10:20AM

‘Emotive waste’: Capitalism and Death in the Poetry of Claudia Rankine and Rob Halpern– Angela Hume Lewandowski, U of California, Davis

As Though Through A Glass Darkly: The Apocalyptic Poetry of Jose Felipe Alvergue and Brenda Iijima– Tyrone Williams, Xavier U

Blind Process: Cosmopolitical Fragility in Recent “Ongoing” Poems– Jeffrey Neilson, Brown U

Of Platitudes and Waste, or Devotional Kink: Poeticizing the Autopsies at Guantanimo Bay– Rob Halpern, Eastern Michigan U

Sunday, March 23, 8:30AM – 10:20AM

Sensuality, Suspension and Ordinary Life: Catherine Wagner’s My New Job– Amy De’Ath, Simon Fraser U

The Aesthetics of Sincerity: Pound and Oppen– Christopher Miller, U of California, Berkeley

Contemporary British Hate Poetry– Samuel Solomon, U of Sussex

No Future’s Not Dead: Punk, 21st-Century Extreme Poetics, and Late-Late Capitalism– Charles Legere, U of Pittsburgh

Precarious Commodities: Political Economy and the Contemporary Lyric Ode— Walt Hunter, Clemson U

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