Symposium on Edward Thomas
4/12/2013, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Margaret Quigley
- Buttrick Hall 202
- Open to the Public
Free and Open to the Public
Lecture and roundtable discussion on the poetry of Edward Thomas. Edna Longley, Mark Jarman, Greg Delanty, Michael Longley, Sandy Solomon.
Edna Longley, professor emerita at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queens University, Belfast, is a recognized Irish literary critic and cultural commentator specializing in modern Irish and British poetry. Longley, who has long specialized in the work of Edward Thomas, is the editor of The Annotated Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (Bloodaxe, 2009) and is one of the editors of Oxford University Press’ Edward Thomas: The Essential Prose.
Edna Longley will present a paper, “Worn New: Edward Thomas and the English Lyric” at 2 p.m. on April 12 in Buttrick 202.
After her talk, Vanderbilt will host a panel discussion on the poetry of Edward Thomas featuring both Longleys as well as Greg Delanty, Mark Jarman, and Sandy Solomon. Each of the speakers will in turn consider closely a few Thomas poems, and then the group will discuss the work together with the audience.
The panel discussion will take place at 4 p.m on April 12 in Buttrick 202.