Lecture: Wallace Stevens as an American Poet
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Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University, will be speaking about Wallace Stevens this evening in a Stanford Humanities Center Presidential Lecture.
From the Stanford Humanities Center website:
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.
The event takes place Tuesday January 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Humanities Center's Levinthal Hall. More information about the lecture is available here.