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Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 7, ACC

Dickinson, Melville, and Posthuman Poetics

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Program arranged by the Emily Dickinson International Society and the Melville Society. Presiding: Eliza Richards, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Speakers: Karen Leona Anderson, Saint Mary’s Coll., MD; Jason Bell, Yale Univ.; Michael Jonik, Univ. of Sussex; Brian Yothers, Univ. of Texas, El Paso; Stephanie Youngblood, Tulsa Community Coll., OK

The panel explores the ways that androcentric traditions of literary criticism have limited our understanding of nineteenth-century poetic experimentation with categories of body, form, and environment. Panelists investigate how nineteenth-century poets identified by their experimental poetics located authorial sovereignty at an indeterminate juncture between the human and the nonhuman.

For abstracts, visit emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org/ after 15 Nov.

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