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October 2

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, October 2, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

Mary Ruefle is a poet and professor who teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.
 
Mary Ruefle graduated from Bennington College in 1974 with a degree in Literature. She has published many books of poetry, including, Selected Poems; A Little White Shadow, an art book of “erasures,” a variation on found poetry; Tristimania; Among the Musk Ox People; Apparition Hill; Cold Pluto; Post Meridian; The Adamant, winner of the 1988 Iowa Poetry Prize; Life Without Speaking; and Memling’s Veil. She is also the author of a book of prose, The Most of It, and a comic book, Go Home and Go To Bed.
 
She is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College. 


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 www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp.

categories: Writers Series



Fred Tomaselli: The Times

Thursday, October 2, 5:10 pm - 7 pm

Michigan Theater
Historic Theater
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Fred Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting, photo collage, newsprint and unorthodox materials. His work has most recently been the subject of a solo project at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth Texas and was included in the Adelaide International. In 2010, his work was the subject of a 20-year survey that originated at the Aspen Art Museum, which then traveled to the Tang Teaching Museum and ended at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world including Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Site Santa Fe, The Fruitmarket Gallery, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Rose Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, The MCA in Sydney, The Mori Art Museum and the Albright Knox Gallery, among others.  In 2010, his work was the subject of a 20-year survey that originated at the Aspen Art Museum, which then traveled to the Tang Teaching Museum and ended at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. His work has most recently been the subject of a solo project at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth Texas and was included in the Adelaide International and the Smithsonian Museum. The most recent book on his work entitled, Fred Tomaselli: The Times, was released by Prestel in the Spring of 2014. He lives and works in Brooklyn and is represented by New York's James Cohan Gallery and London's White Cube Gallery.

Presented in conjunction with the UMMA exhibition of Fred Tomaselli: The Times on view October 4, 2014–January 25, 2015.

Lead support for the exhibition Fred Tomaselli: The Times is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Department of the History of Art, Institute for the Humanities, and Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

categories: Artists and Curators, Contemporary Art, Exhibitions Related Program





Thursday, October 2, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Gallery
913 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Lecture by Ségolène Le Men, Professor of the History of Art, University of Paris X-Nanterre Institut universitaire de France. This lecture will examine the emergence of the illustrated poster in French state culture during the Great War. Le Men considers the pictorial rhetoric of war posters and the construction of propaganda imagery through the use of recurring themes, notably the figure of the heroic soldier.

The lecture will take place in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. 


Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literature, the Department of the History of Art, the Nineteenth-Century Forum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the International Institute. 

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October 3

Mark Webster Reading Series
Student Programs

Friday, October 3, 7 pm - 8 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends - a Webster reading makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening.

categories: UM Student Programs, Writers Series

October 4

Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960—2014

Saturday, October 4, 11 am - 5 pm

Nearly fifty years after its heyday, Minimalism is enjoying a resurgence of critical attention, though much of the focus continues to be on male artists or on a small number of women sculptors. Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960-2014 offers a fresh perspective on the movement and its evolution, bringing together formative works from two generations of women Minimalist painters to examine and celebrate the dialogue between them.

Minimalism was born in the late 1950s as a reaction to the perceived hubris and theatricality of Abstract Expressionism. But though its most prominent, mostly male, practitioners favored an aesthetic of clean geometry and essential forms, the hubris remained—in oversized works with grandiose themes. Women Minimalist painters, however, took a more restrained or reductive approach, one more intimate in scale, more personal in narrative, and more open-ended in its experimentation with pure surface, color, and texture.

Many of these women—Agnes Martin and Mary Corse among them—worked outside the New York art world and outside the critical discourse that would have offered them support and recognition. Gender politics, though not necessarily the impetus for their work, played a role in the circumstances of where and how they practiced. In spite of their relative isolation, their work had a profound influence on the current generation of women minimalist painters—including Tauba Auerbach and R.H. Quaytman—who have global exposure and who are celebrated in a varied and robust critical environment. In the gallery, Reductive Minimalism traces the conversation between these two generations in an installation of nine pairs of paintings, to reveal the call-and-response of their artistic symbiosis.

Lead support for the exhibition Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960-2014 is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, the University of Michigan Health System, and the Richard and Rosann Noel Endowment Fund. Additional generous support is provided by the Susan and Richard Gutow Fund, Elaine Pitt, the University of Michigan CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund and Department of the History of Art, the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program





Saturday, October 4, 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Children ages four to seven are invited to hear a story in the galleries. Student docents and UMMA staff will bring art to life as they read stories related to the art on display and invite responses from our youngest patrons. Each story is followed by a short art activity. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group.

categories: Family, Gallery Talks and Tours

October 5

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 5, 1 pm - 2 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, October 5, 2 pm - 3 pm

Nearly fifty years after its heyday, Minimalism is enjoying a resurgence of critical attention, though much of the focus continues to be on male artists or on a small number of women sculptors. Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960-2014 offers a fresh perspective on the movement and its evolution, bringing together formative works from two generations of  painters to examine and celebrate the dialogue between them. As opposed to male practitioners who favored oversized works with grandiose themes, women Minimalists took a more restrained or reductive approach, one more intimate in scale, more personal in narrative. Join UMMA docents as they explore this take on the Minimalist heritage.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Special Event
Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham

Sunday, October 5, 2 pm - 6 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

The exhibition series Three Michigan Architects: Osler, Metcalf, and Brigham comes to its conclusion with a symposium that brings together faculty from the U-M School of Architecture and Urban Planning with leading figures from UMMA and the Bentley Historical Library.

Session one (2:00 – 3:30 pm) will explore the wider importance of this circle of Ann Arbor-based architects, situating their regional body of domestic work into the larger context of modern architecture in the U.S. that developed on the East Coast and West Coast from the 1930s–1980s.  Session two (4:30 – 6:00 pm) examines the role of the archive in preserving their architectural legacy and informing efforts at restoration and revival.

Participants include:
Monica Ponce de Leon (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Doug Kelbaugh (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Robert Beckley (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Claire Zimmerman (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Greg Saldaña (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Craig Borum (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Joseph Rosa (UMMA, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning)
Nancy Bartlett (Bentley Historical Library)
Nancy Deromedi (Bentley Historical Library)

Refreshments will be served for attendees during the session break. Special after hours access to the associated exhibition will be available until 6:30 pm.

This program is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

The exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan.  

The U-M Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support for Three Michigan Architects is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Special Events

October 10

Special Event

Friday, October 10, 7 pm - 10 pm

All Galleries
Commons
Forum
Multipurpose Room
UMMA Store
Vertical Gallery

The University of Michigan Museum of Art invites you to join us for an evening of art, music, and exploration. Drop in during this free community event to discover the permanent collections galleries and new special exhibitions including a remarkable collection of photographic portraits of artists by artists such as Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo; a playful installation by Japanese art collaborative Paramodel; a visually striking and thought-provoking film by Amie Siegal that traces in reverse the global trade in modernist furniture; and the last in a series of three consecutive exhibitions featuring Michigan architects. Enjoy live music by Dave Sharp’s Secret 7, who masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures of jazz and world music from around the globe. This performance of “World Jazz” music will feature Dan Bennet and Tim Haldeman on saxophones, Dave Sharp on upright and electric bass, Igor Houwat on oud, Elden Kelly on guitar, cümbü?, and Glissentar, and Alina Mor on keyboards. Curators’ conversations and light refreshments round out the event.

UMMA After Hours is generously sponsored by Fidelity Investments. 

categories: Special Events

October 12

Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham

Sunday, October 12, 12 pm - 5 pm

Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham is the last in a series of three consecutive exhibitions. Part 1 of the series presented the work of David Osler (December 21, 2013–March 30, 2014) and Part 2, the work of Robert Metcalf (April 5–July 13, 2014). The series will culminate on October 5, 2014 with a symposium that will explore the importance of this circle of Ann Arbor-based architects, situating their regional body of domestic work into the larger context of modern architecture in the U.S. that developed on the East Coast and West Coast from the 1930s–1980s. Symposium participants include UMMA Director Joseph Rosa, Head of the University Archives Program at the Bentley Historical Library Nancy Bartlett, Bentley Associate Archivist and Head of Digital Curation Services Nancy Deromedi, and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning faculty Claire Zimmerman, Greg Saldaña, Craig Borum, and Robert Beckley.

This exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, which showcases the renowned and diverse collections of the University of Michigan. This series inaugurates UMMA’s collaboration with the Bentley Historical Library, and is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support for Three Michigan Architects is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



Guided Tour

Sunday, October 12, 1 pm - 2 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, October 12, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA has assembled a choice group of domestic design objects in a new dedicated Design Gallery. Both design aficionados and novices will recognize some of the historic work on view. UMMA docents will introduce this exciting new installation to visitors along with one of a series of three exhibitions showcasing Michigan architects, Three Michigan Architects. On September 21, visitors will see Part 3 - George Brigham. Brigham, who taught at the University of Michigan for twenty-nine years, was one of the first architects to bring the "International Style" to Ann Arbor. The homes he designed here are considered landmarks for their innovative use of materials and technology. 

 


categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

October 16

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, October 16, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

Alan Cheuse is the author of five novels, including the award-winning To Catch the Lightning, and Song of Slaves in the Desert, plus several collections of short fiction and novellas. He has also published several works of nonfiction including a memoir titled Fall Out of Heaven and A Trance After Breakfast, a collection of travel essays. As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.  His new collection of short stories – An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring – came out in the spring of 2014. A new edition of his 1987 novel The Grandmothers’ Club (under the title The Calling) will appear in 2015.


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 www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp.

categories: Writers Series



Special Event

Thursday, October 16, 7:30 pm - 9 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

As part of the Institute for the Humanities' new Living Room Series of performances in intimate spaces, Eric Bogosian, one of America's premiere performers and most innovative and provocative artists reads and performs from his new book, 100 (monologues), featuring  monologues originally performed as part of his six award-winning Off-Broadway solo shows.

Eric Bogosian is an author and actor known for his plays and films Talk Radio and subUrbia. He is the recipient of three Obies, the Drama Desk, and the Berlin Film Festival "Silver Bear."

100 (monologues) will be available for purchase at the UMMA Store following the performance, and the author will be present for book signing.

Lead support for the exhibition Amie Siegel: Provenance is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and Institute for the Humanities.

categories: Performing Arts

October 17

Amie Siegel: Provenance

Friday, October 17, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium
Media Gallery

Join us as we welcome multimedia artist Amie Siegel and UMMA’s Adjunct Media Arts Curator Kathleen Forde for an exploration of Siegel’s work Provenance (August 16 – December 7, 2014) and their shared interest in uncommon odysseys. Siegel’s 40-minute video takes us on a cinematic adventure where the protagonist – a chair designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret - journeys around the world and across time to offer a fresh take on the global trade of commodities and the ever changing nature of monetary value in the art world.

Amie Siegel was born in 1974 in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally at MoMA/PS1, Walker Art Center, Hayward Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, KW Berlin, ICA Boston, and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Screenings include Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, New York Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, and the Harvard Film Archive, among many other museums and cinematheques. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Guggenheim Foundation, and The Film Study Center at Harvard University, as well as a recipient of the ICA Boston's Foster Prize and, most recently, a Sundance Institute Film Fund award for Provenance.

Kathleen Forde is a curator based in NYC and Istanbul and is UMMA’s new Adjunct Media Arts Curator. She also curated the inaugural season of the New Media Gallery in 2012-13. Forde is the Artistic Director at Large for Borusan Contemporary, a collection-based space for media arts exhibitions, commissions and public programming in Istanbul. As Curator of Time-Based Visual Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Forde commissioned and/or produced a broad range of new work by artists that included The Wooster Group, Laurie Anderson, Japanther, Brent Green, Jem Cohen, Ben Rubin, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy and The Light Surgeons and curated exhibitions such as Dancing on the Ceiling: Art and Zero Gravity. She earned her MA in Post-1945 Art and Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London and BA in Communications and Art History from the Loyola College of Maryland.

Lead support for the exhibition Amie Siegel: Provenance is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and Institute for the Humanities.

categories: Artists and Curators, Exhibitions Related Program

October 18

Detroit before the Automobile: The William L. Clements Library Collection

Saturday, October 18, 11 am - 5 pm

Drawn from the extensive holdings of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan (U-M), this exhibition illustrates the rich history of the city of Detroit through maps, letters, prints, and photographs. From its beginnings as a French outpost to its emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse based on the automobile at the end of the nineteenth century, the exhibition will focus on the city's growth, its people, and its legacy.

The exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The U-M Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. 

The U-M Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

October 19

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 19, 1 pm - 2 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, October 19, 2 pm - 3 pm

The sixteen photographs included in this exhibition speak to an especially charged collaboration between photographer and model in that they are all portraits of artists. When a photographer's subject is another artist, how might this impact the outcome of the portrait? In this suite of remarkable photographs, we witness different results ranging from the surreal to the seemingly straightforward. Docents will invite viewers to consider how the chemistry between photographer and artist-sitter affect the final picture.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

October 23

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, October 23, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

 
Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of three books of poetry: Satin Cash, Blue Venus, and Glass Town for which she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award in 2000. Her newest collection, Vanitas, Rough, was published by Persea Books in 2012. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Blind Boy on Skates and Cellar. She is the editor of two books of poetry, All That Mighty Heart: London Poems and Acquainted With the Night: Insomnia Poems. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2008, Image, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Slate, among other journals and anthologies. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the 2011 Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, and was the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2009. Spaar is a professor of English at the University of Virginia, where she is also the director of the Area Program in Poetry Writing. She also serves as the poetry editor for the Arts & Academe feature of The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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 www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp.

categories: Writers Series

October 25

Student Programs

Saturday, October 25, 9 am - 5 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

From lost and destroyed works to intentionally ephemeral art to narratives neglected or marginalized by the discipline of Art History, this day-long symposium will consider the manner in which absent objects, contexts and narratives shape our understanding of art and its histories.

Keynote speaker: Wu Hung, University of Chicago, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History

PANELS:
Censorship and Iconoclasm:
Anna Khachiyan – PhD, IFA
“Discipline and Publish: Censorship and Falsification in Aleksandar Rodchenko’s 10 Years of Uzbekistan”
Sara Frier – PhD, Yale
“‘You are Here’: Points of Departure in Marcus Gheeraerts’ The Image Breakers”

Immateriality and Invisibility:
Erin Giffin – PhD, University of Washington
“Sonal Sculpture: Humanist Devotion at Orsanmichele”
Ginger Elliott Smith – PhD, Boston University
“Post-Studio Sublime: Art and Technology after Earthrise”

Monuments and Memory:
Chun Wa Chan – PhD, University of Michigan
“When Does an Icon Refuse Our Gaze?: On Absence in Domon Ken’s Pilgrimage to Old Temples (Koji junrei), 1963-75”
Nancy Thebaut – PhD, University of Chicago
“Architectures of Absence: Building Christ’s Tomb in Twelfth-Century France”

Absence and Imperialism:
Eowyn Mays – PhD, University of Maryland
“Absence and Imperial Desire in Felix Resurrection Hidalgo’s Per Pacem at Liberatem”
Tess Korobkin – PhD, Yale
“Erasure, Displacement and Discord at Victoria Memorial Hall, 1901-1921”



categories: Special Events, UM Student Programs

October 26

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 26, 1 pm - 2 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2 pm - 3 pm

Fred Tomaselli’s works rearrange realities, commingling elements of reality and surreality. His work draws on a wide range of sources. This exhibition will be comprised primarily of Tomaselli’s New York Times collages begun in 2005, which alter the front pages of that daily newspaper. His manipulation of the cover page image through his application of collage, gouache, and watercolor, sets up a striking contrast between the somber detachment of journalistic language that surrounds them.The results are sometimes funny, sometimes sinister, and often both. Tour The Times with UMMA docents. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Paramodel

Sunday, October 26, 7 pm - 9 pm

Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery
Vertical Gallery

Riffing off an interest in boundary-crossing art and ideas of play in UMMA’s exhibition of the contemporary Japanese art collective Paramodel, director Mark Kirschenmann leads some of the best past and current members of the illustrious improvisation-based Creative Arts Orchestra as they turn musical expectations inside out.

Lead support for the exhibition Paramodel is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Center for Japanese Studies; the Japan Foundation; and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Credit Union, the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment, and Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning.

The SMTD@UMMA performance is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Performing Arts

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 www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp.

categories: Writers Series

October 31

Special Event

Friday, October 31, 5 pm - 8 pm

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

categories: Special Events