Writing Elizabeth Bishop: A Biographer’s Journey

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Thomas Travisano’s lecture: Writing Elizabeth Bishop: A Biographer’s Journey

Time: Monday, 5:30 pm, October 8, 2019
Location: 93 Charles Street West, 3rd floor, lecture room

Thomas Travisano, the President of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, will speak about his forty-year-long journey across three continents that led to his new biography from Viking / Penguin, Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop.

Thomas Travisano, the founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, is the author of Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development and of Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman. His new biography Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop appears from Viking / Penguin in November. Travisano is the principal editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell and the co-editor of Elizabeth Bishop in the 21st Century, as well as the three-volume New Anthology of American Poetry. Travisano is Professor Emeritus of English at Hartwick College. His biography of Elizabeth Bishop was supported by a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and by awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041.

 

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