UofL’s English and classical and modern languages departments sponsor the Belknap Campus event. These keynote addresses are free and public:
- Karen Tei Yamashita, University of California-Santa Cruz literature professor and creative writing program co-director. She will speak about “I Hotel: Civil Rights and Freedom” at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. Her novel “I Hotel” won the 2011 California Book Award for fiction.
- Simon Critchley, New School of Social Research philosophy professor and chair. He will speak on “The Hamlet Doctrine” at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. His works include “The Book of Dead Philosophers,” “On Humour,” “Very Little…Almost Nothing” and “Continental Philosophy, A Very Short Introduction.”
- Natasha Salguero, Ecuadorian poet. She will give her keynote talk in Spanish at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 24 in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.
- Tom McCarthy, British novelist and artist. He will speak about “Transmission and the Individual Remix: How Literature Works” at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in Room 101, Strickler Hall. His novels include “Remainder” and “Men in Space.” He regularly writes about literature and art for publications including The New York Times and The London Review of Books.
- Adalaide Morris, University of Iowa English professor. She will end the conference with a 4:30 p.m. talk Feb. 25 on “That’s Not Poetry: Composition in an Age of Information” in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. She writes about poetry and new media; her works includes the essay collection “Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical Technologies” and a poetry study “How to Live/What to Do: H.D.’s Cultural Poetics.”