Literary Biography of the Twentieth Century
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Yale Collection of American Literature invites literary scholars to participate in Literary Biography: A Symposium to be held October 13 and 14, 2005 at the Beinecke Library. Speakers will include Diane Middlebrook, Valerie Boyd, Thadious Davis, Brenda Wineapple, Langdon Hammer, Bruce Kellner, Tim Redman, and others. Panels and topical working groups will consider theoretical and practical issues specific to biographical research and writing. The conference will highlight strengths of the Yale Collection of American Literature in the areas of American Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and twentieth century American poetry; biographical subjects considered will include H. D., Gertrude Stein, James Merrill, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston.
Registration is free, but required for planning purposes. Space for topical working groups is very limited, registration is mandatory. Please visit our registration page to sign up.
|Thursday, October 13 - Beinecke Library|
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.||Registration sign-in and coffee and tea welcoming reception|
|3:15 - 5:00 p.m.||Panel 1: Literary Biography & the Harlem Renaissance|
|Keynote Address by Diane Middlebrook|
"The Imperative of Narrative in Literary Biography
|6:15 p.m.||Conference Reception|
|Friday, October 14 - Yale Center for British Art|
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Coffee and pastries and sign-in|
|9:00 - 10:45 a.m.||Panel 2: Works in Progress|
|10:45 - 11:15 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|11:15 - 12:45 p.m.||Panel 3: Women & Modernism|
|3:15 - 4:30 p.m.||Breakout Working Groups - Beinecke Library|
Mandatory sign-up required, space is limited.
Breakout Sessions are now full
Group 1: Emily Bernard: Editing Writers’ Correspondence
Group 2: Joan Schenkar: Outsider Art: From the Margin to the Center
Group 3: Deirdre Bair: Conflicting Sources
Group 4: Timothy Young: Highlights from the Beinecke Collections
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.