On Friday, October 21, the UC Irvine Chair of Rhetoric and Communication Professor Virginia Jackson spoke at the University of Toronto on “The Beginnings of Poetry.”
As the organizers of this fascinating talk said, Professor Jackson
is one of the most exciting and innovative people writing about poetry in any field today. Prof. Jackson is the author of Dickinson’s Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading (Princeton, 2005), which won the MLA First Book Prize and the Christian Gauss Award. Her new book is entitled Before Modernism: Nineteenth-Century American Poetry in Public (Princeton, forthcoming). The author of several articles on nineteenth-century poetry, she has also co-edited, with Yopie Prins, The Lyric Theory Reader (Johns Hopkins, 2012).
The TRB is delighted to be able to bring you her lecture, and trusts you’ll enjoy it!