H.D. and Feminist Poetics

Hilda Doolittle and Feminist Poetics Conference: Photograph of Hilda Doolitttle

H.D. AND FEMINIST POETICS
A CONFERENCE TO CELEBRATE THE SESQUICENTENNIAL OF LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2015

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

5:30pm-6:30pm    
OPENING RECEPTION, Bayer Family Galleria, Linderman Library

6:30pm-8:00pm     
POETRY READING  
Nathaniel Mackey (Duke University), Scheler Humanities Forum, Room 200, Linderman Library

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

8:30am-2:00pm     
REGISTRATION, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem

8:30am-9:00am     
COFFEE & MORAVIAN SUGAR CAKE, 1741 on the Terrace, Hotel Bethlehem

9:00am-10:30am   
A TOUR OF H.D.'s BETHLEHEM, Seth Moglen (Lehigh University)
the tour will depart the Hotel Bethlehem at 9:00am sharp

10:45am-12:15pm    
SESSION 1

Panel 1: War
Lehigh Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Elizabeth Fifer (Lehigh University)
1. Jeff Fallis (Clemson University), “What Do I Love? and H.D.’s Life During Wartime”
2. Muna Al-Abboodi (University of Leicester), “On Heroines and Heroine Worship: Women Leaders in Trilogy”

Panel 2: Spirituality
Lafayette Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Michael Kramp (Lehigh University)
1. Jenny Hyest (Lehigh University), “’We knew our power’: Female Divinity, Authority, and Creativity in H.D.'s World War II Literature”
2. Linda A. Kinnahan (Duquesne University), “Lola Ridge, Firehead, and a Feminist-Spiritual Poetics”
3. Jennifer Veilleux (Independent Scholar), “’Recover the Sceptre’: H.D.’s Re-imagination of Patriarchal Christianity”

12:15pm-1:30pm    
LUNCH, Mural Ballroom, Hotel Bethlehem (included)

1:30pm-2:45pm    
SESSION 2

Panel 3: Psychoanalysis
Lehigh Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Seth Moglen (Lehigh University)
1. Lara Vetter (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), “Espionage and Psychoanalysis in H.D.’s Late Prose”
2. Tae Yun Lim (University of Washington, Seattle), “H.D.’s Language as a Broken Mirror”
3. Katie L. Price (Independent Scholar), “Phonographic Projections: H.D.’s Helen in Egypt and the Psychology of Transposition”

Panel 4: Classics
Lafayette Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Amardeep Singh (Lehigh University)
1. Mara Scanlon (University of Mary Washington), “H.D., Charlotte Mew, and the Magdalen: ‘what she did, everyone knows’”
2. Jeff Westover (Boise State University), “Reconfiguring Gender in Heliodora”
3. Miranda Hickman (McGill University), “’This beauty is too much / for any woman’”

3:00pm-4:30pm    
ROUNDTABLE: H.D. and Biography  
Gemeinhaus, Church Street

Chair: Miranda Hickman (McGill University)
 Annette Debo (Western Carolina University)
 

Susan McCabe (University of Southern California)
 Emily Mitchell Wallace (Bryn Mawr College) 

 Jane Augustine (Independent Scholar)
 Rebecca Bowler (Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions Project, Keele University)
          

4:30pm-5:00pm    
CASH BAR, Mural Ballroom

5:00pm-6:30pm   
PLENARY 1, Mural Ballroom, Hotel Bethlehem
Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin)
"Emergences of H.D.: Then and Now, Here and There"

6:30pm-8:00pm    
BANQUET. Mural Ballroom, Hotel Bethlehem

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

8:00am-8:30am    
COFFEE & PASTRIES, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem

8:30am-10:00am   
SESSION 3

Panel 5: Moravians
Lehigh Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Scott Gordon (Lehigh University)
1. Emel Zorluoglu (University of Sussex), “Moravian Connections in The Gift and H.D.’s Life Writing”
2. Craig D. Atwood (Moravian Theological Seminary), “Masculine and Feminine in Zinzendorfian Piety”
3. Charles Cantalupo (Penn State University), “At the Grave of H.D.”
4. Jane Augustine (Independent Scholar), “’Blood and Wounds’ and the Female Holy Spirit: H.D.’s Feminist Poetics of Bethlehem History and Religious Reconciliation”

Panel 6: New Translations
Lafayette Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Joyce Hinnefeld (Moravian College)
1. Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos (Brandon University), “The Feminist, Palingenetic Mythos in H.D.’s Hirslanden Notebooks and Vale Ave”
2. Anna Fyta (University of Ioannina), “H.D.’s Translation of the Euripidean ‘Sea-Choros from Hecuba’ (1931): The Female War Ode and the Dialectics of Loss”
3. Lisa Banks (McGill University), “’The poems were comforting and beautiful, but do I identify myself too intimately with him?’: Lionel Durand and Dying in H.D.’s Late Writing”
4. Sara Dunton (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton), “Exploring H.D.’s Ekphrastic Practice in Trilogy: The Poet’s Slide Show of Rossetti’s Women”

10:15am-11:45am  
SESSION 4

Panel 7: Imagism
Lehigh Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: David J. Fine (Lehigh University)
1. Rebecca Walsh (North Carolina State University), “The Multiple Ontologies of Sea Garden: H.D. and Thing Theory”
2. Tyler Babbie (University of Washington, Seattle), “Imagism and Experimental Energetics in the Little Magazines”

Panel 8: H.D. and Others
Lafayette Room, Mezzanine, Hotel Bethlehem
Chair: Jenna Lay (Lehigh University)
1. Erin K. Johns Speese (Duquesne University), “Transcending Hymens: Rupture, Childbirth, and the Sublime in H.D. and Mina Loy”
2. Ed Simon (Lehigh University), “H.D., Anne Bradstreet, and a Feminist Poetics of Metempsychosis”
3. Sarah Nance (UCLA), “Bodies at the Margin: Lyric Representations of Embodiment in H.D. and Later Female Poets”

12:00pm-1:45pm 
PLENARY 2, Mural Ballroom, Hotel Bethlehem (LUNCH included)
Cynthia Hogue (Arizona State University)
"Notes towards a Reading of H.D.'s Poetics of d’Espére"

2:00pm-3:30pm   
SESSION 5

Panel 9: Trilogy
Saal, Gemeinhaus, Church Street
Chair: Lyndon Dominique (Lehigh University)
1. Fiona Lama (Southern New Hampshire University), “Layers of Meaning and Undertones of Sexuality in H.D.’s ‘The Walls Do Not Fall’”
2. Julia Isler (McGill University), “Done to Death: Mystic Irony in H.D.’s Trilogy”
3. Rachel Heffner-Burns (Lehigh University), “’myself worshipping, weeping, shall be changed to myrrh’: Moravian Theological Spirit, and the Sacred Feminine in H.D.’s The Flowering of the Rod”

Panel 10: Bodies and Embodiment
Peter Hall, Moravian College
Chair: Jenny Hyest (Lehigh University)
1. Julie Vandivere (Bloomsburg University), “H.D.’s Asphodel: Fetal Life as a Philosophy of Art and Self”
2. Dancy Mason (McGill University), “’I am a wire simply’: Asphodel and Technological Transcendence”
3. Rebecca Bowler (Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions Project, Keele University), “Marble and Steel: Constructing the Body of the Poetess”

3:45pm-5:00pm    
SPECIAL SESSION: H.D. in the 21st Century

Peter Hall, Moravian College
Chair: Linda A. Kinnahan (Duquesne University)
Celena Kusch (University of South Carolina Upstate) and Kristian Wilson (University of South Carolina Upstate), “H.D. in the 21st-Century Digital Archive”
Annette Debo (Western Carolina University), “H.D. Studies in the 21st Century”

PLEASE JOIN US AFTER THIS FINAL SESSION FOR A VISIT TO H.D.'S GRAVE AT NISKY HILL CEMETERY

 

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