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