115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Conversations with the Past: Revising the Masters

Session Chair: 
Renee Ruderman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Session 3: Friday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Henry 207


  1. Jonathan Burton, Whittier College
    In let me tell you Paul Griffiths’ formal experimentations amount to what Elaine Showalter calls a “feminist poetics,” embedding within a male tradition a fractured female perspective that allows Shakespeare’s Ophelia to speak in a simultaneously familiar and resistant tongue. 
  2. Renee Ruderman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
    I will read and discuss Emma Lazarus’s famous sonnet “The New Colossus,” a poem that re-casts the classical Greek Colossus as the “Mother of Exiles,” a welcoming “woman with a torch.” Subsequently, I will share a few of my poems that re-ify my family’s immigrant Jewish experience as they fled encroaching fascism and entered the United States. 
Session Cancelled: