Centers & Research Groups

Poetry and Poetics

placeholder Poetry and Poetics Research Group Coordinators
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The Poetry and Poetics interest group is a community of graduate students and faculty working in diverse historical periods. The group meets to discuss critical approaches to poetry, to workshop writing as well as to simply share ideas and research, and to read the work of visiting scholars and poets.  We aim to bring a scholar working on current topics in poetry and poetics to Rutgers each academic year for a workshop-style seminar, and we also frequently participate in local discussions organized by the Historical Poetics Working Group.  While our focus is often on methodological questions, we are also appreciators of poetry.  In the past, our group has hosted graduate student poetry readings and co-sponsored poetry events with other interest groups. Our Sakai website functions as a forum for sharing information about poetry and poetics events on our campus and elsewhere. 

2014-2015
Announcements:

 The Poetry & Poetics Group would like to invite returning members and new members to our first meeting, which will take place at Old Bay after classes finish up on September 9, at 7:30. Poetry & Poetics is an interdisciplinary group that regularly gets together to share poetry and ideas about poetry. All are welcome.

This is the meeting at which we determine what events we'd like to hold and what money we'd like to request. In particular, it's an opportunity for us to pick someone we'd like to invite to come give a talk. It's an important, influential meeting, and we'd love to see you there! And if you can't make it, please send along your suggestions!

Planning Meet-Up, 7:30, 9/9
Old Bay, 61 Church St. New Brunswick

Yours,
Lauren Kimball, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and Sean Hughes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.S. And send either of us a note if you'd like to be added to the group Sakai site!

 

Past events:

2013-2014

Dramatic Monologue and the Personal Pronoun: Roundtable Discussion with the Historical Poetics Working Group

"Emergency Poetics and Greiving Publics," mini-seminar led by group member

"The Gender of Modern Meter," workshop with Professor Ben Glaser (Yale)

"Poetry and Personhood: Izenberg and Shelley," mini-seminar led by group member

Poetry Night at Pino's

2012-2013                                                                                                      

Group Reading: Selections from Alexandra Socarides, Dickinson Unbound (2012)

Nineteenth-Century Ballads: Roundtable Discussion with the Historical Poetics Working Group (Princeton)                               

 “Poetry without Borders: Walter Scott and Ricardo Dominguez,” a mini-seminar led by group members                                     

 “Sapphic Stanzas: How do we see the rhythm?” a workshop with Professor Yopie Prins (U. Michigan)                                      

Rutgers English Graduate Students Poetry Reading

2011-2012

Group Reading: Diana Fuss, “Last Words” (ELH 2009)                                                                  

Workshop with Professor Meredith Martin (Princeton) on the introduction to her book, The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture (2012).

2010-2011

Workshop with Professor Virginia Jackson (Tufts) on a chapter from her book manuscript, Before Modernism: The World History of Nineteenth-Century American Poetry                     

Rutgers English Graduate Students Poetry Reading

2009-2010

Group Reading: Selections from Virginia Jackson, Dickinson’s Misery (2005)

Robert Bridges on “Milton’s Prosody”: Roundtable Discussion with the Historical Poetics Working Group (Princeton)