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Upcoming Lectures and Readings

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 1:30pm

 

UPCOMING LECTURES & READINGS
 
C. D. Wright, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
Jeremy Black, Lecture 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 4:00 p.m. 
"The Grand Tour as Literary Production"
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
Joy Harjo, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 4:00 p.m. 
Co-Sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series and the Native American Cultural Center 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
PAST LECTURES & READINGS
 
Christine Petto, Lecture 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 4:00 p.m. 
"The Lion and the Lily: Power and Cartography in Early Modern England and France"
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
Donald Hall, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
Walter Cahn, Lecture 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
"The Medieval Title Page"
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
Karl Kroeger, Lecture 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 5:15 p.m. 
"A Portrait of Daniel Read"
A lecture with musical examples in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Daniel Read (1757-1836). Read was a composer, tunebook compiler, singing master, combmaker (!), and merchant, who lived and worked in New Haven for most of his adult life. Musicologist Karl Kroeger, who prepared the scholarly edition of Daniel Read's Collected Works for A-R Editions, will speak about Read's life and work. His talk will be illustrated by selections of Read's music, performed by singers from the Yale Camarata, directed by Marguerite Brooks. The lecture is complemented by the exhibition "Daniel Read and the Flowering of Sacred Music in New Haven," on view at the Beinecke Library through January 9, 2008. This event is co-sponsored by the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library and the Beinecke Library. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Frank Bidart, Poetry Reading 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Co-Sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series and the Department of English 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
Graham Foust and Elizabeth Robinson, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
Bryn Savage, Remarks 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 5:00 p.m. 
Remarks by Bryn Savage, Yale graduate student and curator of the exhibition "Creating Germany’s National Myth: The Nibelungenlied and its Homerian Context" 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Catherine Delano-Smith, Lecture 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
"'Take thee a tile . . . and portray upon it the city' (Ezechiel 4): Maps in medieval exegesis"
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
Christian Bök, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, November 1, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Co-Sponsored by the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection and the Beinecke Library-Whitney Humanities Center Working Group in Contemporary Poetry 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: timothy.young@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke 
David Plowden, Lecture 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 
"Vanishing Point: Reflections on 50 Years of Photography"
David Plowden is the author of The Hand of Man on America and A Handful of Dust: Photographs of Disappearing America. For more information and examples of his work, please visit www.davidplowden.com 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Charles Bernstein, Poetry Reading 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
Paul Needham, Lecture 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
"Blockbooks and the earliest incunable book illustration"
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
Sarah Knight, Lecture 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 5:15 p.m. 
"'‘Gloriose pompe e' fieri ludi': Italian festival books in context"
A lecture on the occasion of the opening for the exhibition "Celebrating Italian Festivals"
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Yusef Komunyakaa, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, September 20, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 
For more information, visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke
 
David Richards, Remarks 
Friday, September 14, 2007, 5:15 p.m. 
Remarks by David Richards, curator of the exhibition "Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind"
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Yale University Student Poets 
Wednesday, April 25, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Ron Padgett, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Joel Oppenheimer, Lecture 
Thursday, March 29, 2007, 5:00 p.m. 
"John James Audubon, His Life and His Art"
Joel Oppenheimer will discuss Audubon's life, the different editions of Birds of America, and how the evolution of printing techniques influenced his art. The lecture will reveal previously unknown information about Audubon's original paintings and contrast those images with printed versions of the birds. Finally, Oppenheimer will address the market for Audubon's work both historically and today. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Maria Tatar, Lecture 
Thursday, March 8, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
"Beauty and Ignition Power: Can Fairy Tales Change Us?"
The 2007 Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature Lecture will be presented by Maria Tatar, Harvard College Professor and John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of books on the Brothers Grimm (The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales and The Annotated Brothers Grimm), on fairy tales (Off with Their Heads!), and on the Bluebeard legend (Secrets beyond the Door). 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: 203-432-2969
 
Nathaniel Tarn, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, February 22, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Terrance Hayes and Major Jackson, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, February 1, 2007, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Natasha Trethewey, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Meredith McGill, Lecture 
Thursday, November 2, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
"Poetry in Motion: Lyric Circulation in the Antebellum U.S."
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
Laura Engelstein, Lecture 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
"Russian Political Art of the 1905 Revolution"
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information: rebecca.martz@yale.edu or 203.432.2969
 
Fanny Howe, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Simon Eliot, Lecture 
Thursday, October 5, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
"Recovering the Contents: Public, Circulating and Pornographic Libraries in the UK 1857-1912"
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: kathryn.james@yale.edu
 
John Ashbery, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
A Talk by Terry Tempest Williams 
Friday, May 5, 2006, 4:30 p.m. 
Battell Chapel 
corner of College and Elm Streets 
For more information call: 203.432.2969
 
Emanuel Hocquard and Keith Waldrop, Reading 
Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Co-sponsored by the French Department 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: timothy.young@yale.edu
 
Yale University Student Poets 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Leonard Marcus, Lecture 
Thursday, March 30, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
"Charlotte’s Other Web: Children's Books and their History," the 2006 Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature Lecture 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
James Green, Lecture 
Thursday, March 23, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Elizabeth Alexander and Matthea Harvey, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Claudia Rankine, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Cole Swensen, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, November 10, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Kwame Davis and Marilyn Nelson, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Peter Gizzi, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Michel DeGuy, Poetry Reading 
Monday, October 3, 2005, 4:30 p.m. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Sherman Alexie, Poetry Reading 
Friday, September 16, 2005, 3:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Allison Joseph, Poetry Reading 
Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Morris Cohen, Lecture 
Thursday, April 14, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
"Reading on Vacation: Tauchnitz Reprints of English and American Authors"
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Yale University Student Poets 
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
Ellis Schookman, Lecture 
Thursday, March 31, 2005, 4:30 p.m. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Rodrigo Toscano and Elizabeth Willis, Poetry Reading 
Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu
 
James Longenbach and Carl Phillips, Poetry Reading 
Thursday, February 10, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Joseph Miller, Lecture 
Monday, February 7, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
"The Problem of Slavery as History"
This was the first annual David Brion Davis Lecture Series in the History of Slavery, Race, and its Legacies, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition. 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
For more information call: 203.432.2964
 
Arthur Sze, Poetry Reading 
Tuesday, January 18, 2005, 4:00 p.m. 
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series 
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street 
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu 

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