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Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 9B, ACC

Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost

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Program arranged by the Wallace Stevens Society. Presiding: Natalie E. Gerber, State Univ. of New York, Fredonia

Speakers: Steven Gould Axelrod, Univ. of California, Riverside; Jonathan N. Barron, Univ. of Southern Mississippi; Anthony Domestico, State Univ. of New York, Purchase; Johanna Winant, Emory Univ.

A discussion about the relations, or dissimilarities, between Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost. How have relative appraisals of the two poets shifted, and why? What is the purpose of the “why-questions” posed in both authors’ poems? How does Eden figure, or not, for each? How does each suggest we look at the world in a nonhuman guise?

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