“The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken”

Erwin Tiongson’s Slate article (11 Dec. 2019), “The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken,” features a 1948 photo published in Life Magazine. Although H.D. was not part of this group and indeed was convalescing in Switzerland at the time, the image features many members of her literary and personal circles. Nearly all of the… Continue reading “The Most Famous Photograph of Poets Ever Taken”

Bryher and Havelock Ellis in “Language, Labels and Categories” panel at Transformations Conference

Discussing the insufficiency of labels and categories for gender and sexuality, panelists in the History 2 Workshop  explored the cases of Bryher, Havelock Ellis, and several other twentieth-century artists, writers, and intellectuals. The panel was part of Transformations: Exploring the History of Science and Gender, an interdisciplinary conference in Exeter, UK.

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Lara Vetter’s A Curious Peril Out in Paperback

Lara Vetter’s A Curious Peril: H.D.’s Late Modernist Prose (2017) is a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and now it is available in paperback. The book provides both a political and intellectual context for H.D.’s late prose that extends far beyond H.D. and makes the work an excellent anchor for any course on late modernism, literature and WWII, or literature and… Continue reading Lara Vetter’s A Curious Peril Out in Paperback

Events in Finding H.D.: A Year-Long Celebration of Hilda Doolittle in Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are joining forces to promote a year of community engagement with H.D. and her legacy. The year of events will culminate in the debut of a new play in October 2019. A complete calendar of events is available… Continue reading Events in Finding H.D.: A Year-Long Celebration of Hilda Doolittle in Bethlehem, PA

CFP American Literature Association Boston May 2019, deadline Jan 15

The H.D. International Society will sponsor one session at the 2019 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2019, at Westin Copley Place in Boston. We have had excellent panels at ALA lately, and we hope you can join us.  The American Literature Association’s 30th annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place… Continue reading CFP American Literature Association Boston May 2019, deadline Jan 15

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Bethlehem Area Public Library Dedicates Plaque to H.D. at Former Site of Her Childhood Home

Unlike many of the beautifully-preserved Moravian buildings of Bethlehem, PA, H.D.’s childhood home did not survive. On the site now stand the City Hall and, perhaps fittingly, the Bethlehem Area Public Library. In September 2017, United for Libraries named the site one of 160 literary landmarks. For a local newspaper story about the dedication, see The… Continue reading Bethlehem Area Public Library Dedicates Plaque to H.D. at Former Site of Her Childhood Home

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CFP Robert Duncan Centennial Conference, Sorbonne, June 12-14 2019

“Passages”: The Robert Duncan Centennial Conference at the Sorbonne Université, Paris, June 12-14 2019, welcomes papers on the H.D./Duncan connection (The H.D. Book, the correspondence, etc.) among many other possible topics. Anyone who remembers the 2013 H.D. and Modernity Conference in Paris will remember many of these conference organizers as well. Conference keynotes: Stephen Fredman Miriam Nichols Michael… Continue reading CFP Robert Duncan Centennial Conference, Sorbonne, June 12-14 2019

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Cynthia Hogue Publishes “On being ‘ill’-informed: H.D.’s late modernist poetics (of) d’espère” in Jacket2

Cynthia Hogue’s poet’s essay, “On being ‘ill’-informed: H.D.’s late modernist poetics (of) d’espère,” appears in Jacket2, July 9, 2018. This essay spans H.D.’s poetry and prose, from Trilogy and By Avon River to The Sword Went Out to Sea, Helen in Egypt, Vale Ave, Hirslanden Notebooks, and Hermetic Definition. Hogue combines disability studies and feminist poetics to explore the later years of H.D.’s… Continue reading Cynthia Hogue Publishes “On being ‘ill’-informed: H.D.’s late modernist poetics (of) d’espère” in Jacket2

CFP: MSA 2018 in Columbus, Ohio: Graphic Eroticism in Women’s Modernism (abstracts due 4/7/18)

CFP: Graphic Eroticism in Women’s Modernism This panel seeks to examine graphic eroticism in its myriad modernist forms. From the graphically risque or taboo to the textual representations of non-normative sex and sexuality in poetry and prose, modernist women writers often embedded eroticism within their literary experiments.  With H.D., for instance, her letters describe trips to erotica shops in Vienna to find… Continue reading CFP: MSA 2018 in Columbus, Ohio: Graphic Eroticism in Women’s Modernism (abstracts due 4/7/18)

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