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Literature Readings & Lectures at Bennington (compilation is a work in progress)
Dorothy Canfield Fisher "The Creation of a Short Story" schedule Sept 21.
Frances Frost, poetry reading schedule Sept 29.
Arthur Guiterman, poetry reading schedule Oct 2, 9, 16 & 23.
(4 part lecture) Dante's Divine Comedy" Vincent Ravi Booth " schedule Oct 13.
Chard Powers Smith, poetry reading schedule Oct 27.
Robert Nation "Phantasy in Fiction" schedule Dec 8 & 12.
George Whicher " Emily Dickinson" schedule Dec 15
Julia Peterkin "informal talk" schedule Dec 16
Genevieve Taggard " Emi ly Dickinson" schedule Dec 21.
Isabel Patterson "The Literary Critic" schedule
C. Harold Gray "My Credo as a Literary Critic" schedule Mar 30.
Irving Fineman "Hollywood" schedule Jun 6.
Genevieve Taggard, moderator "Modernism: Poetry" part of a lecture series on Modernism schedule Jun 8.
Irving Fineman, moderator "Modernism: Prose " part of a lec ture series o n Modernism schedule Dec 19.
Granville Hicks, "Movement of Revolt in American Literature" attendance report
moderator, Irving Fineman, l iterature section of the "Art that Pays" lec ture series summary
Francis Fergusson. ''Talking about Art" Art lecture series schedule Mar.
Catherine Osgood. "Analysis of Jane Austin's Emma" Art lecture series schedule Mar.
John H. Creighton. "Language as an Art Medium" Art lecture series schedule Mar.
Eva Wunderlich "Art as a Voice of Time" Art lecture series schedule Mar.
Wallace Fowlie. "Poetry and the Spiritual Problem of Man" Art lecture series schedule Mar.
C. Harold Gray. "The Judgement of Art" Art lecture series schedule
Marguerite Yourcenar, lecture "Three Romantic Visionaries: deNerval, deQuincy and Novalis" Barn 1. College Week Apr
Francis Fegusson "The Humanism of the Greeks" Humanism lecture series schedule May 8.
Eda Lou Walton, reading from American women poets. College Week May 29.
Sinclair Lewis, lecture "How Not to Write Popular Novels" Common Theatre . College Week Oct 20.
Richard A. E. Brooks, lecture. Barn 1. College Week Oct 23.
Harold Gray, lecture "Shakespeare on War and Lechery" Commons Theatre. College Week Oct 30.
Ralph Marcus, lecture "Religion & Literature in the Old Testament" Common Theatre. College Week
Francis Fegusson, lecture "Reading Dante in 1943"
Ralph Ellison "American Negro Literature" evaulation
Kenneth Burke "Words, War and Peace" evaulation
William Troy "The Myth of the Hero" schedule Apr 14
James Jackson, read his short story "The Burnt Lemon", Stanley Kunitz, gave his interpretation of it. Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Apr
Mercier "James Joyce and his Dublin" Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Jun 2.
Catherine Osgood Foster, "The Elizabethans" Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Jun 9.
Stanley Kunitz, poetry reading Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Jun 16.
Kenneth Burke "An Analysis of a Poem" Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Jun 23.
Pier Maria Pasinetti reading his short story, "Family History" Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Jul 4.
Peter Drucker "On Reading Prose" Franklin Living Room. The Beacon Nov 6.
Anaïs Nin The Beacon
Dec 11. Stanley Edgar Hyman "Primitive" The Beacon
Stephen Spender "Modern Poetry and Reality" The Beacon
Shirley Jackson, discussion of her work with Kenneth Burke. Canfield living room. College Week
Barbara Golffing, Francis Golffing, Harold Kaplan, Wallace Fowlie, Howard Nemerov, Kenneth Burke reading of works in progress. Franklin living room. The Bennington Weekly Apr 26.
Ted Weiss, poetry reading. Franklin living room. The Bennington Weekly May 29
Harry Duncan, poetry reading. Franklin living room The Bennington Weekly Oct 29
Ben Belitt, reading. Franklin living room. Howard Nemerov, Barbara Golffing, Francis Golffing The Bennington Weekly article by Wallace Fowlie Dec 17
Wallace The French Theatre, 1941-51" Carriage Barn. Fowlie " College Week
Louise Bogan "What the Women Said" lecture
Don C. Lee, poetry reading. Barn 1. news clipping May 15.
Robert Sward, poetry reading. Carriage Barn. informal workshop, Woolley living room. announcement Dec 15.
Peter Wilson, Nicholas Delbanco, Richard Tristman, Stephen Sandy, Barbara Smith, Michael Dennis Browne and John Beary. "An Evening of Christmas Music and Readings" announcement
November 30. Camille Paglia. Barn 100. " I read excerpts from my then-in-process Yale dissertation, "Sexual Personae: Categories of the Androgyne", ending with a free-standing Barthes-type encomiastic mini-essay about a photo of Australian singer Lana Cantrell, which I had had blown up large (in black and white) and pasted to a cardboard poster, propped on the chalk tray of the blackboard." (Source: email from Camille Paglia to Jared Della Rocca 7-29-2019)
Ralph Ellison "Stanley Edgar Hyman Lecture" audio
September 21. Camille Paglia "I read from several chapters in my ongoing expansion of my Yale dissertation on the image of the androgyne. I had received my Ph.D for the completed dissertation two years earlier and was working on the much larger manuscript that would eventually become Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson... The lecture material was on Spenser's Faerie Queene , Yul Brynner, Gracie Allen, Diana Ross, and French film star Stéphane Audran. As Quadrille states, Don Raina (a Bennington facilities staff member) had kindly made color slides for me from publicity stills that someone had sent me from Paris. Once again, the climax was provocative because Claude Chabrol's 1968 film Les Biches (starring his wife Audran) had a lesbian theme." (Source: email from Camille Paglia to Jared Della Rocca 7-29-2019). Quadrille vol 11 no 1 November 11.
W. D. Snodgrass reading in Barn 1 announcement November 15.
Robert Peters, poetry reading in Bingham Living Room. announcement
George Steiner. First annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Carriage Barn. student newspaper
José Córdova and Ben Bellitt, bilingual reading "Homage to Neruda: Late and Posthumous Poems: 1968-1974" poster. Martha Hill Dance Workshop. poster
Mary Ruefle and Stephen Sandy, poetry readings. Barn 1. document Apr 17.
Richard Kenney , poetry reading. Barn 1. document May 1.
John Ashbery, poetry reading. Barn 1. document May. Bernard Malamud Memorial. Greenwall.
document Jun 6.
Ben Belitt , poetry reading. document Oct 29.
Ben Belitt, lecture "Literature and Belief: Three 'Spiritual Exercises'" 8th annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Bennington Today Nov 14.
Joan Didion. Bennington Today Nov 20.
Kenneth Koch, poetry reading. Barn 1. poster
Phebe Shih Chao. lecture "Palimpsests: Some Thoughts on Balzac, Barthes, Blanchot" Tishman. poster
Arturo Vivante. Reading From His Stories and Translations of Leopardi's Poems. Deane Carriage Barn. poster
Nadine Gordimer, lecture " T hree in a Bed: Fiction, Morals, and Politics" the 13th annual Ben Belitt lecture. Greenwall. College Week Oct 18.
James Merrill, poetry reading. Tishman. poster Oct 29.
David Grene, lecture "The Puzzle of Antigone" Barn 1. poster Nov 27.
Craig Nova, reading from his work. Barn 1. poster
Jamaica Kincaid, reading. Bennington Early Childcare Center, now EAC. College Week Mar 26.
Galway Kinnell, poetry reading. Tishman. poster May 14.
Karen Swann, "Cult of the Dead Boy Poet" Barn 1. College Week Jun 2.
Ammiel Alcalay, reading from his works and translations "The Geography of Time: Writing Around "Jews And Arabs" Stanley Edgar Hyman Lecture. Franklin living room. poster Sept 21
Ann Rosalind "Dreams of a Common Language : Wittig's and Kramerae/Treichler's Feminist Dictionaries" Barn 1. Jones College Week Oct 17.
. Barn 1. Roberta Fernández College Week Oct 22.
David Bromwich, colloquium on free speech. Barn 1. College Week Nov 7.
Chard deNiord, poetry reading. Franklin living room. College Week Nov 11.
Mbulelo Mzamane, lecture "The Changing Culture of Liberation in South Africa: A Literary Perspective." Barn 1. College Week
Dec 4. Theoharis . lecture "What Else Were They Invented For? Gender, Cosmology, and Form in James Joyce's Ulysses" Barn 1. Constantine Theoharis College Week Dec 5.
Phebe Chao, lecture "In the Spirit of Alterity" Barn 1. College Week
Uwe Haus, lecture "Democratic Awakening in East Germany: Opportunities and Obstacles." Lester Martin. College Week Mar 23.
Richard Tristman, lecture "Ten Leagues Beyond Man's Life: Disjoining Perfection in the Myth of Art," Barn 1. College Week May 12.
Bei Dao and Duo Duo, poetry readings. Tishman. poster Oct 1.
Cynthia Ozick, lecture "James and Modernism" the 15th annual Ben Belitt lecture. Greenwall. College Week Quadrille, Vol 25, No 1 Nov 12.
Stephen Sandy "A Cloak for Hercules: Translating Seneca" Franklin living room College Week Nov 23.
John Fuegi lecture, "The Zelda Syndrome: How to Make Women Writers Disappear." Barn 1. College Week
Mary Oliver, "An Evening with Mary Oliver" video May 13.
William Kennedy "Reading from The Flaming Corsage" Upstairs Cafe. poster Sept 26.
Rachel Hadas, reading. Deane Carriage Barn. poster Nov 13.
J. M. Coetzee, lecture "What is Realism?" 19th annual Ben Belitt Lecture. Martha Hill Workshop poster
Jack Selzer, "Kenneth Burke Remembered" Deane Carriage Barn. poster May 13.
Steven Cramer and Roland Merullo, readings. Upstairs Cafe. poster May 28.
Gladden Schrock, Stephen Sandy, Jonathan Livingston, poetry readings. Tom Nowell, play reading. Upstairs Cafe. poster
John Irving, reading. Deane Carriage Barn. poster
Coleman Bark, Robert Bly, Donald Hall. Writing Seminars. Usdan Gallery. poster Nov 30.
Eleanor Wilner and Constance Merritt, poetry reading . Barn 1. poster
Michael Fried, poetry reading. Welling living room. poster May 5.
Alicia Borinsky and Cola Franzen, bilingual reading and presentation. Welling living room. poster May 8.
Lydia Davis, lecture "On Translating Proust" and reading. Welling living room. poster
Robert Pinsky, poetry reading. Tishman poster
Galway Kinnell, reading. Tishman. poster
Roxana Robinson '68, reading. Franklin living room. poster
Jesse Katz '85, reading. Franklin living room. poster
Louise Glück, poetry reading. Tishman. poster
Dorothea Lasky, poetry reading. Franklin living room. College Week Nov 14.
Sven Birkerts, reading. Franklin living room. College Week
Mark Strand, lecture, "On Nothing," CAPA Symposium. College Week Sept 18.
Mark Strand, in conversation with Michael Dumanis. CAPA Symposium. College Week Sept 18.
Mark Strand, poetry reading. Tishman. College Week Oct 2.
Caleb Crain, reading. Franklin living room. College Week Oct 9.
Alex Dimitrov in conversation, EAC1. Poetry reading, Tishman. College Week Oct 23.
Douglas Bauer, reading. Franklin living room. College Week Oct 30.
Paisley Rekdal, talk "An Ode to English" in EAC 2. In conversation with Mark Wunderlich in EAC 2. Poetry reading in Tishman. College Week Nov 4.
Brooke Allen, Doug Bauer, Ioana Opris, Ali Faateh Khwaja, Isabel Roche. Panel discussion " Writing to Change the World: Literature as a Vehicle for Social Change and Public Action." moderator, Alison Dennis ’94. CAPA Symposium. College Week Nov 6.
David Slavitt. Franklin living room. College Week Nov 19
Matthea Harvey, talk about poem titles. EAC 1. College Week Nov 20
Matthea in conversation with Mark Wunderlich. EAC 1. Harvey, College Week Nov 20.
Matthea poetry reading. Tishman. Harvey, College Week Dec 4.
Michael Gorra, reading. Franklin living room. College Week
Shane McCrae, conversation with Michael Dumanis. Franklin living room. poster Apr 30.
Shane McCr ae , lecture "Generative Distraction: How to Write Poems About What You Believe Even if You Already Know What You Believe" EAC 1. poster Apr 30.
Shane McCr ae , poetry reading. Tishman. poster
Mar 19. "How to Read Books for a Living (and Get Away with It.)" panel discussion Brooke Allen, John Freeman, Liesl Schillinger, and Joel Whitney moderated by Benjamin Anastas . CAPA Symposium. poster
S ept 10. Amity Gaige , reading. Fran klin living room, poster
Sept 24. Mark Bibbins, poetry reading. Tishman. poster
Oct 8. April Bernard, poetry reading. Tishman . poster Oct 29.
Jorie Graham in conversation with Mark Wunderlich. CAPA Symposium. College Week
Oct. 29. Jorie Graham, poetry reading. Tishman . poster
November 5 Ben Anastas , reading. Fran klin living room, poster
Nov 12. Timothy Donnelly, poetry reading. Tishman . poster
Dec 3. Akiko Busch, reading. Fran klin living room, poster
Phillip B. Williams, poetry reading. Franklin living room College Week Apr 1.
Claudia Rankin, poetry reading. Tishman. poster Apr 8.
Adam Begley, Laura Miller, William H. Pritchard, "The Afterlife of John Updike" panel discussion moderated by Benjamin Anastas. CAPA Symposium. poster
Apr 22. Tishman Kevin Young, poetry reading. . poster May 6.
Carmen Giménez Smith , poetry reading . Tishman. poster May 15.
CAConrad, poetry reading . Tishman. poster Sept 9.
Lee Clay Johnson '07, reading Franklin living room. College Week Sept 14.
Sophie McManus, reading. Franklin living room. College Week Sept 23.
Peter Cameron, reading. Franklin living room. College Week Sept 30.
Roger Reeves, poetry reading. Tishman. poster Oct 7.
Nami Mun. Franklin living room. College Week Oct 14.
Dorothea Lasky , poetry reading . Tishman. poster Oct 27.
Patrick Query, lecture “Waugh and Modernism Revisited: A Confession" Franklin living room College Week poster Oct 28.
Sarah Messer and Rick Barot, poetry readings . Tishman. poster Nov 4.
Olena Kalytiak Davis , poetry reading . Tishman. poster
Christine Smallwood, "The Art of Reviewing" Franklin living room. poster Mar 9.
Orlando White, poetry reading. Tishman. poster Mar 16.
Wesley Brown, reading. Franklin living room. College Week Mar 23.
Ottessa Moshfegh. Franklin living room. College Week Mar 30.
Ann Goldstein ’71, "The Translator: The Writer's Double" dialogue with Barbara Alfano and Benjamin Anastas. Tishman. poster Apr 6.
Be “When Susan Sontag Came to Bennington” a dialogue with Benjamin Anastas. CAPA Symposium. njamin Moser, College Week
Apr 20. Wayne Koestenbaum , p o etry reading. Tishman . poster Apr 27.
Cathy Park Hong , p o etry reading. Tishman . poster May 11.
Charles Simic , p o etry reading. Tishman . poster Sept 21.
Safiya Sinclair and James Allen Hall, poetry readings. Tishman. poster Oct 5.
Mary Ruefle, poetry reading. Tishman. poster Oct 26.
Nick Flynn , po etry reading. Tishman . poster Nov 9.
Rae Armantrout and Monica Youn , po etry readings. Tishman . poster
The Academy of American Poets Prize Poetry at Bennington Fall 2015 Readings Kenneth Koch Reading From His Poetry Roxana Robinson '68 Jesse Katz '85 Shane McCrae Waugh and Modernism Revisited : A Confession The Art of Reviewing
When Susan Songtag Came to Bennington
Senior Work in Literature in the Digital Archive
Pollen Black, Olivia (2019-05)
Queen of Waking Up Again Robertson, Celia W (2017-05)
Sun-sized, part one Wong, Thea Raine (2017-06)
I Offered the Lamb : poems Revel, Frances (2017-06)
Queen of the Little Stinkers : Poems Casey, Izzy (2017-06)
Dreamlover [Deluxe] Costello, Kevin (2017-05)
I Am Sitting In A Chair & The Whole World Is Under It Alpine, Jacquelyn (2017-05)
Normal Stories Krause, Samantha (2017-05)
The Premature Disarticulation of Priscilla Moss MacNeil, Alec (2017-06)
Slovenly : Poems Jordan-Reilly, Phoebe (2017-06)
YOWLS : a collection of short stories Yee, Katie (2017-06)
Killed Your Darling : a collection of Poems Raees, Alesha (2017-05)
Normal Stories Krause, Samantha (2017-05)
Inhabited Nothing Hersey, Cole Sherlock (2017-05)
In Conversation : Critical analysis of style through mimetic practice Vaughn, Cheyenne (2017-06) .
Argonauts, Authorship, Autotheory : Subjectivity Gender and Genre in the Work of Maggie Nelson Barber, Joely (2016-12)
The Keel of Our Ship : A Collection of Short Stories Moberg, Maddy '16 (2016-06)
The Commodification of Language : Post-War Consumer Anxiety in Experimental Fiction from Don DeLillo's "White Noise" to Percival Everett's "Grand Canyon, Inc." Johnson, Sarah (2016-06)
Writing Therapy as a Healing Tool for Sexual Violence Survivors : A Literature Review Parker, Isabelle (2016-06)
How "War and Peace" Works : A Close Examination of Structure Cole, Madeline L. S. (2016-06)
The Visitation Geragotelis, Jeremy (2016-06)
Writers in Dialogue : Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Leo Tolstoy Gibson, Aidan (2016-06)
New Territory Parker, Isabelle (2016-06)
I Knelt by the Doll-Sized Bed : Poems Hughes, Kevin (2016-06)
No One Here is Dying : Stories Grantham, Joseph Christoper (2016-06)
Elegy for a blow-up doll on a treadmill : poems Lazetic, Nikolina (2016-06)
Endless Scroll Tang, Brendan (2016-06)
I Don't Know if This is The End, But It Sure Feels Like It : Stories Najita, Kieran (2016-06)
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