Eric Keenaghan

The Poet Muriel Rukeyser and the Politics of Life-Writing

Event: Lecture by Associate Professor Eric Keenaghan

Venue: William K. Sanford Town Library,
629 Albany Shaker Road
Colonie, NY

This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7pm

Prolifc poet, essayist, journalist, and biographer Muriel Rukeyser is perhaps best-known as the one who offered second wave feminists their most galvanizing and oft-repeated lines: "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open". In this talk, poet and UAlbany Associate Professor of English Eric Keenaghan explores the political and ethical implications of Rukeyser's life-writing, that is, her writing about life through her writing of others' lives in her poetry and prose.

This is a free event. RSVP is not required. Kosher refreshments will be provided.