Thursday, April 13 – 6 p.m.
DuPlessis Lecture in Poetry and Poetics (in-person)
Mazur Hall, Room 821
Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing, and architecture. She is the author of fourteen published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, as well as three collections of drawings, Prose Architectures, One Long Black Sentence, and Plans for Sentence. Recent essays and visual work have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Granta, Harper's, BOMB Magazine, e-flux, and n+1. She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, among others, and is the recipient of a 2021 Windham-Campbell prize in fiction.
The DuPlessis Lecture is named after Professor Emeritus Rachel Blau DuPlessis. DuPlessis is a widely published poet and critic and one of her significant contributions to the field of poetry and poetics is her interweaving of these two practices. Her poetry often speaks to the concerns of her critical work and her critical works often stretch the conventions of the scholarly essay. This lecture series honors DuPlessis’ expansions of literary form, and features poets who write in a number of different registers.