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MHC Symposium: Panel with Jahan Ramazani
February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A panel of UMaine faculty will join Jahan Ramazani in a discussion centered on his article “‘Cosmopolitan Sympathies’: Poetry of the First Global War,” with relation to their own work in modern and contemporary poetry and the history of ideas.
This event is part of the 2018–2019 McGillicuddy Humanities Center symposium, “War Without End: The Legacies of World War I.”
Jahan Ramazani is Edgar F. Shannon Professor and University Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is a distinguished scholar of modern and contemporary poetry in English, especially with regard to questions of postcolonialism and globalization. His books include Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres (U Chicago Press, 2013), A Transnational Poetics (U Chicago Press, 2009), and The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (U Chicago Press, 2001). As editor, he is responsible for The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry (Cambridge U Press, 2017), The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed. (Princeton U Press, 2012), and The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, 3rd ed. (W. W. Norton & Co., 2003), among other publications. Professor Ramazani has lectured widely and received many important awards and honors, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.