UHV/ABR READING SERIES

DATE: Thursday  1/22/2009

TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)


Marjorie Perloff


VIDEO




SPEAKER: Marjorie  Perloff
is one of the foremost American critics of contemporary poetry. Her work has been especially concerned with explicating the writing of experimental and avant-garde poets and relating it to the major currents of modernist and postmodernist activity in the arts. Perloff is the author of eighteen books, including Differentials which won the Robert Penn Warren Prize for literary criticism in 2005. She is a former President of the Modern Language Association and professor emerita at Stanford University.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981)
The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (1986, new edition, 1994)
Poetic Licence: Studies in Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric (1990)
Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary (1996)
The Vienna Paradox (2004)
Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy (2004)

 

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