Photo by Melody Holmes
10 am - Welcome from Dean Teresa Soufas, College of Liberal Arts
10:15 am - Bob Perelman, University of Pennsylvania, "The Mothers of Us All, and Their Fathers: Drafts and the Epic Tradition"
11:15 am - Libbie Rifkin, Georgetown University, "Deixis, Midrash, Footnote: Experiencing Rachel Blau DuPlessis' Present."
11:40 am - Eric Keenaghan, SUNY Albany, "re:''Openings' and RBD's Étude: A Footnote on Politics and Vision."
1 pm - Ron Silliman,"Un-scene, Ur-new: Time, History & Ambition in The Collage Poems of Drafts"
2 pm - Reading by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
3 pm - Reading by Jena Osman, Temple University
3:30 pm - Reading by Brian Teare, Temple University
4 pm - Readings by alumni and members of the Philadelphia poetry community: Holly Bittner, C.A. Conrad, Thomas Devaney, Sarah Dowling, Ryan Eckes, Lucia Gbaya-Kanga, Pattie McCarthie, Michelle Taransky, Heather Thomas, Kevin Varrone
4:50 pm - Closing remarks by Eli Goldblatt, Temple University
5 pm - Reception, Women's Studies Lounge in Anderson Hall, Room 821
Please RSVP by Oct. 14 at CLAevent@temple.edu. Seating is limited. Lunch will be provided.
For questions about the conference, please call 215-204-1756.