Workshop in Poetics
Chairs: Roland Greene (Comparative Literature, English), Nicholas Jenkins (English)
Faculty Members: Marisa Galvez (French and Italian), Michael Predmore (Iberian and Latin American Cultures)
The Workshop in Poetics focal group is concerned with the theoretical and practical dimensions of the reading and criticism of poetry. During the three years of its existence, the Workshop has become a central venue at Stanford enabling participants to share their individual projects in a general conversation outside of disciplinary and national confinements. The two dimensions that the workshop sees as urgent are:
- poetics in its specificity as an arena for theory and interpretive practice.
- historical poetics as a particular set of challenges for the reader and scholar.
The core mission is to offer Stanford graduate students a space to develop and critique their current projects.