Fall 2009, Vol. 18, No. 1 (requires Adobe Acrobat)

Poet Rosanna Warren to Present Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture

Rosanna Warren

Rosanna Warren, University Professor, Emma Ann MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities, and Professor of English and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at Boston University, will present this year"s Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th in the Moore Room on the second floor of the Vanderbilt Law School.

Professor Warren, a renowned poet and critic, and the daughter of the writers Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark, is the author most recently of a book of literary criticism, Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry. Her books of poetry include Snow Day, Each Leaf Shines Separate, Stained Glass, and Departure. Professor Warren has received several awards and honors for her work, including the Pushcart Prize, the Award of Merit in Poetry and the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the May Sarton Prize, the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader"s Digest Award, the "Discovery"/ The Nation Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. Most recently, she was a fellow at the New York Public Library"s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Professor Warren served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999-2005. In 1997 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2005 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series was established in1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard Jr. (B.A., 1951) and allows the Warren Center to bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt annually to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.

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