University of Evansville Chutney Literary Conference Set for April 8-9

Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016

The University of Evansville’s annual Chutney Literary Conference is set for April 8-9 on UE’s campus. UE students will be presenting critical papers, and will have the opportunity to win awards for their efforts.

The event begins Friday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m., with the Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The lecture will feature guest speaker Matthew Bolton, who will be discussing “Eliot's iPod: Reading The Waste Land in the Information Age.”

Bolton is head of the Upper Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, He earned his PhD in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center, his BA degree from State University of New York at Binghamton, and his MS degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Education. Bolton received the T.S. Eliot Society’s Fathman Young Scholar Award for research related to his dissertation. 

Bolton’s publications include chapters in the books Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory and The Waste Land at 90, as well as chapters in books in the Critical Insights series.  He has published articles and reviews in such journals as the Yeats Eliot Review, Dickens Quarterly, and Victorian Studies. He has also served as a panelist for post-performance discussions of a Broadway production of Eliot’s The Cocktail Party

The conference ends on Saturday, April 9, with student panels planned for 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and noon in Rooms 271 and 272 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The Grabill and Klinger Writing Prizes will also be awarded at this time.

For more information on UE’s annual Chutney Literary Conference, call 812-488-2963.

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