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October 30

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, October 30, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

Edward Baugh is Professor Emeritus of English, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
He holds degrees of the University College of the West Indies (BA Hons., 1957), Queen’s University, Ontario (MA, 1959), and the University of Manchester (PhD, 1964).  He has been Visiting Professor at UCLA and Howard University, and Visiting Commonwealth Scholar at Flinders, Macquarie and Wollongong universities. He was Chairperson of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (1989-1992).  He served as Public Orator for the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies from 1985-2002.
His publications include:  Derek Walcott: Memory as Vision; ed. Critics on Caribbean Literature; ed. with Colbert Nepaulsingh, Derek Walcott’s Another Life; ed. Derek Walcott’s Selected Poems; Frank Collymore: a Biography. Chancellor, I Present …, a collection of his citations for honorary graduates of the UWI, was published in 1998. His three collections of poetry are: A Tale from the Rainforest, It Was the Singing, and Black Sand: New and Selected Poems
Jahan Ramazani is the Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English and Department Chair at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English; Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Yeats and the Poetry of Death. He edited  the most recent edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and, with Jon Stallworthy, The Twentieth Century and After, in The Norton Anthology of English Literature. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, and the Williams Riley Parker Prize. 

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell(’64). For more information, please see

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October 31

Special Event

Friday, October 31, 5 pm - 8 pm

All Galleries
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Entry Lobby
Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery
Media Gallery
Museum Apse
UMMA Store
Vertical Gallery

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