Wallace Stevens as an American Poet

Stanford Humanities Center Presidential Lecture-

Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard University

Because Wallace Stevens appears less "American" than such poets as Frost or Williams, he has been read chiefly as an international modernist or as a poet with European affinities.  Helen Vendler, using as examples poems that mention nothing American, will argue that American literary history needs to broaden its concept of what counts as American in American poetry.

When:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012. 6:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Where:
Stanford Humanities Center- Levinthal Hall 424 Santa Teresa Street (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Students
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Tags:
Lecture / Reading
Humanities
Sponsor:
Humanities Center
Contact:
650-725-1219
pmsumana@stanford.edu
Admission:

Free and open to the public

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