ROSANNA WARREN is an acclaimed poet, whose research interests include translation, literary biography, literature and the visual arts, and relations between classical and modern literature. Her second collection of poetry, Stained Glass, received a Lamont Poetry Selection award from the American Academy of Poets in 1993. Her most recent book of poems is Ghost in a Red Hat, published in 2011. She is also the author of a book of literary criticism, Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry, published in 2008.
Poetry Series 2014-2015: Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities, the Poetry Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects. In the past, the series has featured readings by Michael Longley, Jorie Graham, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Geoffrey Hill, Vona Groarke, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Marilyn Hacker, David Ferry, and Linda Gregg, among others. All readings are free and open to the public. Please direct any questions to Meg Tyler, email@example.com, 617-358-4199.
LITERATURE & ALL THE OTHER ACTIVITIES
Three Talks by Christopher Ricks
T. S. Eliot: “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.”
7:30PM | THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION | 15 EAST 65th STREET, NYC
October 1 More than One Waste Land
October 8 The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot
October 22 Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny
Christopher Ricks is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president (2007-2008). Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University and Warren Professor of the Humanities, he was formerly a professor of English at the University of Bristol and at Cambridge. He was the Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 2004-2009. His Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities were published by Yale in 2010 as True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound. With Lisa Nemrow and Julie Nemrow, he has edited Bob Dylan, The Lyrics: Since 1962 (to be published by Simon & Schuster in November this year), and with Jim McCue The Poems of T. S. Eliot (two vols., Faber & Faber, 2015).
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Admission Free for ALSCW Members*
Doors open at 6:45 PM | Space is limited
Latecomers will not be seated. Please notify the office of the ALSCW if you will not be using your ticket.
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The submission deadline for Literary Matters 7.4 is being extended to November 15, 2014. All submissions—responses to pieces found in previous issues, poetry (both original poems and translations), items for the news and announcements section, scholarly articles, and book reviews, among others–are welcome. There is also a growing list of publications available for review, which can be accessed at https://app.box.com/reviewcopydatabase, for those interested in taking on a new project.
If you wish to contribute your work, please send it to the editor, Samantha Madway, at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it considered for publication in the Winter 2014 issue. Please do not hesitate to contact the editor with any questions you may have.
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers announces three awards of $2,000 each, in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Only one entry is accepted from each person. All entries must be previously unpublished. The winning entries will be published in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters. All entries must be postmarked not later than December 1st 2014. The winners will be announced early in 2015. There is no entry fee for current members of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. For everyone else membership in the ALSCW is required — all members will receive the annual three issues of our literary journal/magazine Literary Imagination, and our newsletter, as well as being able to attend our conferences and local gatherings.
• For the Meringoff Poetry Award, each entry can be one poem, or a group of poems that add up to no more than 150 lines. The Meringoff Poetry Award will be judged by Greg Delanty and David Curzon.
• For the Meringoff Fiction Award, each entry should be one story, or a chapter of a longer work of no more than 25 pages double spaced. The Meringoff Fiction Award will be judged by Lee Oser.
• For the Meringoff Nonfiction Award, each entry should be one nonfiction piece, or a chapter of a longer work of no more than 25 pages double spaced. The Meringoff Nonfiction Award will be judged by Diana Senechal and Ernest Suarez.
All entries will be judged anonymously. Please include THREE COPIES of your entry with your name, email address, postal address and phone number ON ONLY ONE OF THEM. ?All Submissions should be postmarked not later than December 1, 2014, to:
Stephen J. Meringoff Writing Awards
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
650 Beacon St. Suite 510
A fully funded, four-week residency will be awarded to a current member of the ALSCW in 2015. This fellowship is open to all of the Association’s creative writers and literary translators.
ALSCW members who apply will be eligible for the ALSCW Fellowship and any other VSC award for which they are eligible.
For more information, please visit alscw.org/opportunities/fellowships. To apply, visit vsc.slideroom.com.
Grey Gowrie was born in Dublin in 1939. Educated and professionally engaged in England and the USA, he made his home in Ireland until 1983 when he moved to the Welsh Marches. He taught English and American literature at Harvard and University College London and in 1972, on publishing his first collection of poems, exchanged an academic career for business and public life. He has been a company chairman, a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England and Provost of the Royal College of Art. Literature. His book Third Day: New and Collected Poems was published in (2013 Sheep Meadow Press).
Christopher Ricks (born 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (U.S.) and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 2004 to 2009.
Grey Gowrie has been a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England and Provost of the Royal College of Art. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Postcard from Don Giovanni (OUP, 1972), The Italian Visitor (Carcanet Press, 2013) and Third Day: New and Collected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013) as well as a book on the Irish painter, Derek Hill.
Poetry Series 2014-2015
Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities, the Poetry Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects. In the past, the series has featured readings by Michael Longley, Jorie Graham, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Geoffrey Hill, Vona Groarke, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Marilyn Hacker, David Ferry, and Linda Gregg, among others.
All readings are free and open to the public. Please direct any questions to Meg Tyler, email@example.com, 617-358-4199.
A LOCAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY SCHOLARS, CRITICS, AND WRITERS
Associate Professor and
Chair of English
College of the Holy Cross
Wednesday, October 29
Common Room, 2nd Floor
College of the Holy Cross
Refreshments will be served