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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (click on the Session titles for paper abstracts)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, New North 408 (except as otherwise noted)

Georgetown Hilltop Campus, Washington DC 20057-1131

9:15 am – 10:15 am: Registration and Breakfast (New North 311)

10:20 am -10:30 am: Welcome and Introductory Remarks, from Nathan K. Hensley, Patrick R. O’Malley, and Randall Bass, Vice Provost for Education, Georgetown University

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: SESSION 1: Poetics of Earth and World, moderated by Orrin Wang, University of Maryland

  • Meredith Martin, “Poetry at the Origin of Language”
  • Michael Tomko, “‘So Might I’: Wordsworth’s Vexed Search for a Contemplative Ecology”
  • Manu Samriti Chander, “Christian Romanticism in Nineteenth-Century British Guiana”

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: LUNCH

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: SESSION 2: Nonhuman Encounters, moderated by Maria Frawley, George Washington University

  • Daniel Williams, “One Vast Library: Ecology and the Nonhuman Witness”
  • Gauri Viswanathan, “Animal Life and Alternative Religions in Nineteenth-Century Genealogies of Feminism”

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm: COFFEE

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm: ROUNDTABLE. Featuring all invited participants, moderated by Nathan K. Hensley, Georgetown University

This open, roundtable discussion will take the form of a guided but open conversation about individual poems selected by each participant. Preparing readings in advance is strongly encouraged. Please click on the “readings” page or the links below to access PDFs of the poetry we will be discussing together.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: RECEPTION, at 1789 Restaurant, 1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007