The Yale English Department and the Whitney Humanities Center invite scholars and students to attend "What is Close Reading? A Symposium on Cleanth Brooks and the New Criticism" on September 29, 2007, at the Whitney Humanities Center Lecture Hall, 53 Wall Street, New Haven.
August 7, 2007
A new addition to the Marcia Nardi Papers is now processed and available for use. The addition, which the Beinecke acquired in 2004, contains correspondence and drafts reflecting Nardi’s work with John Edmunds between 1972 and 1983 and provides insight into the later years of Nardi’s life.
July 24, 2007
Photographic Proofs, A Graduate Student Conference “A photograph passes for incontrovertible proof that a given thing happened. The picture may distort; but there is always a presumption that something exists, or did exist, which is like what's in the picture.” – Susan Sontag “But the proof of the pictures was in the reading. The photographs had to have their status as truth produced and institutionally sanctioned.” – John Tagg
July 11, 2007
Joel Spingarn was an educator and writer who published works of literary criticism and collections of his own poetry. He is most well-known for his involvement in social reform, primarily his work with the NAACP, which he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President. Spingarn's wife Amy was a writer and artist; his brother, Arthur B.
June 23, 2007