Donna Hollenberg Talk
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 4:30PMNewhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall/Free and Open to the Public
"A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov"
Hollenberg's talk will describe the arc of Denise Levertov's Life and work with particular focus on her understanding of the meanings of "revolution."
Donna Krolik Hollenberg is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. She has published three books about H.D., as well as essays about Denise Levertov and other twentieth-century writers in the U.S. and in Canada. Her biography, A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov, was published by the University of California Press in April, 2013.
Cornille Lecture with Carla Kaplan
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:30PMNewhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall/Free and Open to the Public
"Miss Anne in Harlem: White Women of the Black Renaissance"
Carla Kaplan, Stanton W. and Elisabeth K. Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University and 2013-14 Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College, has published five books on modern, African-American, and women’s history and culture, including The Erotics of Talk and the epistolary biography Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, which was an NAACP Image Award finalist, a featured Book-of-the-Month Club selection, selected as a best book of the year and a Notable Book by The New York Times and awarded a “top five” books award by New York Magazine. Kaplan has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and elsewhere. She is Founding Director of the Northeastern University Humanities Center and an award-winning teacher who has previously taught at the University of Southern California and Yale University and been awarded visiting professorships including the Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities at Wellesley and the Fannie Hurst Visiting Professor at Washington University. A fellow of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Kaplan lives in Boston and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.