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Kiki Petrosino
Kevin Moffett
Kevin Moffett
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Lisa Russ Spaar
Christopher Tilghman
Bruce Holsinger
Jahan Ramazani
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Brian Teare
Brian Teare
Brian Teare
Brian Teare
Kiki Petrosino
Kiki Petrosino
Writing Communities
Stephen Parks
The Brick House
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
A Brief History of Yes
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
The Mirror in the Well
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Draining the Sea
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
The Daydreaming Boy
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Three Apples Fell From Heaven
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Victorian Connections
Jerome McGann
Air Heart Sermons
Jerome McGann
Don Juan in Context
Jerome McGann
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Jerome McGann
Hothead: A Poem
Stephen Cushman
Roads of the Heart
Christopher Tilghman
Stauffer
Andrew Stauffer
The Textual Condition
Jerome McGann
Byron and Romanticism
Jerome McGann
Petronius’ Satyrica
J. Daniel Kinney
Cellar
Lisa Russ Spaar
Kneeling on Rice
Elizabeth Denton
Selected Poems
Rita Dove
The Craft of Argument
Jon D'Errico
Blue Pajamas
Stephen Cushman
Cussing Lesson
Stephen Cushman
Riffraff
Stephen Cushman
American Smooth
Rita Dove
The Rape of the Lock
Cynthia Wall
Mason's Retreat
Christopher Tilghman
Best New Poets 2010
James (Jeb) Livingood
The Poet's World
Rita Dove
Museum
Rita Dove
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Lisa Russ Spaar
The Way People Run
Christopher Tilghman
Robert Browning's Poetry
Andrew Stauffer
Blue Venus
Lisa Russ Spaar
Glass Town
Lisa Russ Spaar
Rethinking Tragedy
Rita Felski
Sonata Mulattica
Rita Dove
Fifth Sunday
Rita Dove
Thomas and Beulah
Rita Dove
Mother Love
Rita Dove
Satin Cash
Lisa Russ Spaar
A Transnational Poetics
Jahan Ramazani
Modernism
Michael Levenson
Vanitas, Rough
Lisa Russ Spaar
Grace Notes
Rita Dove
Why Read?
Mark Edmundson
In a Father's Place
Christopher Tilghman
The Right-Hand Shore
Christopher Tilghman
Heart Island
Stephen Cushman
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Jerome McGann
Byron and Wordsworth
Jerome McGann
The Invention Tree
Jerome McGann
Torn Sky
Debra Nystrom
Bad River Road
Debra Nystrom
A Burnable Book
Bruce Holsinger
The Invention of Fire
Bruce Holsinger
The Red List
Stephen Cushman
Orexia: Poems
Lisa Russ Spaar
This Thing Called the World
Debjani Ganguly
Uses of Literature
Rita Felski
Nine Island
Jane Alison
A Quarter Turn
Debra Nystrom

Events

Friday, April 19th

  1. Tucker Kuman Dissertation Presentation
    • Where: Zoom
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Poetry’s “Ancient Liberties”: A Mirror for Magistrates and the Resources of ComplaintABSTRACT“To be heard as complaining is not to be heard,” writes Sara Ahmed. Though Ahmed’s focus on twenty-first century institutional abuses and strategies might seem remote from early modern poetry, her observation chimes with familiar criticisms of the poetic mode termed complaint, frequently maligned for its supposed solipsism and inefficacy. While populating a vast, generically and formally diverse terrain, early modern complaints often issue from the brink (or from the beyond), as characters and lyric personae bemoan catastrophes or seek to forge their own memorials. The dissertation project In Tragedy’s Shadow: Complaint and English Early Modern Poetry seeks to recall complaint from the margins, exploring its rhetorical and philosophical underpinnings to reveal the mode’s deep entanglement with and impact on more critically exalted genres. It locates the questions, conventions, and strategies of complaint in tragedy, via a connection with exemplarity in didactic verse history; in satire and elegy, via the vernacular tradition of de casibus tragedy; and in the deep structures of sonnet sequences. This presentation, adapted from a chapter-in-progress on William Baldwin and tragedy, explores complaint’s productive potential by attending to the earliest editions of A Mirror for Magistrates (1559; 2nd edition 1563), one of the most important prosimetric texts of the English early modern period. Part of the so-called de casibus tradition, and a significant influence on dramatic tragedy, the Mirror is comprised of verse narratives describing the downfalls of bad kings and office holders. Highlighting complaints from the first and second editions of the Mirror, this presentation investigates how the work’s reliance on first-person voicing of historical figures’ downfalls and its recapitulation of moral precepts taken from older de casibus texts function to destabilize historical authority, testifying to poetry’s power to rethink authority within the present. Ultimately, the Mirror draws subtle and disturbing parallels between poets and their deviant historical subjects, foregrounding a new account of what it terms poetry’s “ancient liberties” and suggesting the recuperative power of complaint as a mode.

  2. Raisa Tolchinsky and Kevin Moffett Reading
    • Where: New Dominion Bookshop 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • April Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring MFA alumna Raisa Tolchinsky and CW professor Kevin Moffett.

Sunday, April 28th

  1. Chris Tilghman Fiction Reading
    • Where: New Dominion Bookshop 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Emeritus Professor Chris Tilghman reads from his new novel, On the Tobacco Coast

Wednesday, May 1st

  1. APLP Graduation Reading
    • Where: Shannon Library Rm 330
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm

Thursday, May 2nd

  1. APPW Graduation Reading
    • Where: Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm

Friday, May 3rd

  1. MFA Graduation Reading
    • Where: Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm