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Jeff Daniel Marion Festival

***THE TED KOOSER READING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE STORM THAT HIT THE MIDWEST AND KEPT THE POET IN NEBRASKA***

POETS FROM THE CONFERENCE WILL PINCH-HIT WITH A READING AT 3PM IN THE PHOENIX THEATRE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 

Jeff Daniel Marion Festival—Celebrating Appalachia’s Poet
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee
April 11-12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Registration at Thomas Recital Hall (TRH)(12:30pm-1pm)

Welcome (TRH, 1pm-1:15pm) Shawn O’Hare, English Department Chair, Carson-Newman University
Randall O’Brien, President, Carson-Newman University

Introductory Remarks (TRH, 1:15-2pm) Ernest Lee, Director, Appalachian Center, Carson-Newman University

Reading by George Ella Lyon (TRH, 2:30pm)

Session I (Appalachian Center, 3:30pm-4:45pm)
Title: Backyard Politics at Home and Abroad: Reading Jeff Daniel Marion’s Father Through the Lens of Masculinity Theory, Cultural Linguistics, and Regional Studies
Panelists: Bethany DeWitt, Carson-Newman University; Patrick Stump, Carson-Newman University; Leigha Messer, Carson-Newman University
Responder and Chair: Andrew Walter Hazucha, Ottawa University

Reading by Robert Morgan (TRH, 8pm)

 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Session II (Appalachian Center, 9am-10:15am)
Title: Interpreting Sense
Panelists: Kip Wheeler, Carson-Newman University, Jeff Daniel Marion Teaches the History of the English Language at the Barbeque Shack
Allison Cooper Davis, Kennesaw State University, “O Lonesome Wordless Prayer”: Desire, Imagination, and the Unsaid in Letters Home
Thomas Alan Holmes, East Tennessee State University, Duality and Interpretation in Jeff Daniel Marion’s “Detroit Days”
Chair: Damjana Mraović-O’Hare, Carson-Newman University

Session III (Appalachian Center, 10:30am-11:45am)
Title: Transcending Place
Panelists: Gerald C. Wood, New Market, TN, Jeff Daniel Marion: The Poet and His Place
Rita Quillen, Mountain Empire Community College, Jeff Daniel Marion and The Chinese Poet
Jesse Graves, East Tennessee State University, The Wide Embrace of Jeff Daniel Marion
Chair: Shannon Collins, Carson-Newman University

Session IV (Appalachian Center, 1:30pm-2:45pm)
Title: Tennessee Father, Tennessee Son
Panelists: Jim Clark, Barton College, “Where All Our Words Grow Warm”: Jeff Daniel Marion and Tennessee Poetry
Gina Herring, University of the Cumberlands, “Look Quick, Son,” and Drink Deep: Father as Muse in the Poetry of Jeff Daniel Marion
Marianne Worthington, University of the Cumberlands, Singing the Family Song: The Lyric Story in Jeff Daniel Marion’s Father
Chair: Mary Hodges, Carson-Newman University

Reading by Ted Kooser (Phoenix Theatre, Henderson Hall 3pm)

Session V (Appalachian Center, 4pm-5:15pm)
Title: Jeff Daniel Marion: Teacher and Mentor
Panelists: Susan Underwood, Carson-Newman University, Boundless Boundaries: The Deed to Inspiration
Nelda Hill, Knoxville, TN, Danny Marion as a Teacher
Lynn Powell, Oberlin College, In the Beginning: Small Farms, Scribbled Poems, and Mr. Marion’s Rocking Chair
Chair: Vicki Barker, Carson-Newman University

Reading by Jeff Daniel Marion (Gentry Auditorium, Henderson Hall, 8pm)

All readings and paper session are free and open to the public.

Book signings will follow each of the readings, and copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase.

Contact Shawn O'Hare (sohare@cn.edu / 865-471-3451) if you have any questions about the event.

Photos by Doug Berryhill

 Featuring Plenary Readings from:

Ted Kooser  (www.tedkooser.net)

George Ella Lyon  (www.georgeellalyon.com)

Robert Morgan  (www.robert-morgan.com)

 

 

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