Tuesday, 29 December
536. Didacticism in Contemporary American Poetry
3:30–4:45 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Ann Keniston, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
1. “Authority, Ashbery, and the Voice of Instruction,” Vernon L. Shetley, Wellesley Coll.
2. “The Didactic and Its Others: Gary Snyder, Emptiness, and Poetic Form,” Jeffrey Hamblin Gray, Seton Hall Univ.
3. “Didactic Elegies after 9/11,” Ann Keniston
Respondent: Willard L. Spiegelman, Southern Methodist Univ.