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Sixth Biennial Conference on William Carlos Williams

“The News from Poems”

Thursday, June 18, 2015—Saturday, June 20, 2015
Cheng Library Auditorium, William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ USA

Thursday, June 18
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Reception, Sponsored by the Department of English, William Paterson University. Location: Friends Room, David & Lorraine Cheng Library
WPUNJ Campus Map.

7:00  pm

Stephen Hahn
, William Paterson University

Keynote Address
Jonathan Cohen, SUNY Stony Brook
"Getting the News from Poems From the Outside'"
Cheng Library Auditorium

8:00 pm

Dinner on your own. Local restaurant information can be found here

Friday, June 19 (Cheng Library Auditorium - Map)
9:30 am

Emperatriz Kathleen Ung, Georgetown University
"Some Elsie, Some Man: Encounters with the Disabled in William Carlos Williams’ Poetry"

10:30 am

Aya Yoshida, Kyoto University
“’Asphodel, That Greeny Flower’: Grecian Echoes in Later Williams"

11:30 am

Katherine Sundstrom and Warren Helms, William Paterson University
"`A Voice in the Garden: Six Poems by William Carlos Williams': Composition by Emil Adler"
A Report on an Interpretive Project

12:00 noon

Poster presentation: "Narrative Medicine and Clinical Empathy: An Examination of the Life of William Carlos Williams," Steven J. Malone, William Paterson University

1:00 pm

Jeff WestoverBoise State University 
'Seeing into the Life of Things: Looking and Iconoclasm in Williams’ A Journey to Love"

2:00 pm

Christopher Edwards, University of Melbourne
"Pressed Flowers, Crushed Sparrows, and the Posthumanist Variable Foot in Williams’ A Journey to Love"

3:00 pm


4:00 pm

Daniel E. Burke, Marquette University
"The Legacy of William Carlos in the Political Activism of Wendell Berry"

5:00 pm

Dinner on your own. Local restaurant information can be found here

Saturday, June 20 (all sessions in the Cheng Library Auditorium, WPUNJ Main Campus - Map)
9:00 am

Graziano Kratli, Yale University
"’Nothing Can Bridge the Gap of Distance and Years for Us except the Written Word’: William Carlos Williams’ Indian Son(g)"

10:30 am

Frederick Adler, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and UC San Francisco
"Dr. Williams Brings Me the News: Reflections of a Musician/Doctor"

11:30 am

Closing Roundtable: Ian Copestake, President, William Carlos Williams Society 

12:30 pm

Paterson/Passaic/Rutherford tour by Reservation ($30)

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