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Poetics: Siobhan Phillips - Elizabeth Bishop's Poems of Development



Siobhan Phillips


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room



Poetics: Siobhan Phillips - Elizabeth Bishop's Poems of Development

Please join us for an event with Professor Siobhan Phillips (Dickinson College), who will be workshopping a paper (attached) on Elizabeth Bishop. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb 28., 6-8pm in the Humanities Center Boardroom, with snacks and refreshments.
For the precirculated paper, email
"Elizabeth Bishop's Poems of Development"
This chapter-in-progress looks at Elizabeth Bishop's struggles with a liberal construction of kinship in the context of international alliances of the 1960s. As an expatriate in Brazil, Bishop wanted to improve relations between the U.S. and her country of residence, and thus she sought models for political and personal relationships that avoid limiting metaphors of development and dependency. Her poems test modes of address in the light of this effort. 
Siobhan Phillips is the author of *The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse* (Columbia UP). Her current project takes up kinship and liberalism in the 1960s US. She teaches at Dickinson College.
Melih Levi is a graduate student in Comparative Literature and studies English, Turkish and German poetry from the late nineteenth century onwards, with particular attention to poetic form and prosody.