F158. Disciplinary Poetics

Room 210B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


This critical panel examines a few ways poetry intervenes and enhances—provides alternative models of research to—disciplines that constitute literature's "outside." This is a metacorrective to the once astounding but now flaccid notions of interdisciplinarity and genre hybridity. How do the disciplinary logics of biology, information science, philosophy, political economy, anthropology, history, geography, journalism, classics, visual arts, etc. react to a poetic working over?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Disciplinary_Poetics_event-outline.pdf



Patrick Durgin is the author of PQRS and, with Jen Hofer, The Route. A poet, scholar, and art critic involved with performance and poets theater, Durgin has also published three artist's books: Daughter, Singles, and Zenith.

Devin King is the poetry editor for the Green Lantern Press. His books and chapbooks include The Grand Complication, These Necrotic Ethos Come the Plains, A Resonant Space, and CLOPS. He is at work on a book of criticism about the overlap between poetry and sound studies.

Jennifer Nelson is an assistant professor of art history at UW-Madison. She has written two books of poetry: Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife and Civilization Makes Me Lonely. Her art historical academic monograph is Disharmony of the Spheres: The Europe of Holbein's Ambassadors.

Tyrone Williams is the author of seven books of poetry: washpark (with Patrick Clifford), As iZ, Howell, Adventures of Pi, The Hero Project of the Century, On Spec, and c.c. He teaches literature and literary theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Marty Larson-Xu is a PhD candidate in English at Columbia University. He is currently working on a dissertation about the intersection of contemporary poetry and contemporary art.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center