2020 Program Sessions

018. Poetics and Lineation

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Jan 9, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 607

Session Information

Description: Panelists explore the poetics and technologies of lineation in texts across centuries (late-medieval to contemporary) and languages (English, Latin, and Arabic), asking how lines make poems legible, constitute boundaries like "traditional" or "free," display textu(r)al performances, and encode a poem's futurity, as well as what a poetics of lines of code might look like. How do we see and hear and read a line break then and now?


Emily Drumsta, Brown U

Rachel Feder, U of Denver

Douglas Kearney, U of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Ruen-chuan Ma, Utah Valley U

Daniel Snelson, U of California, Los Angeles


Meredith Martin, Princeton U