2018 Weissbourd Conference
University of Chicago

Inhabiting Omeros

Reading Derek Walcott a year after his death

Schedule: April 13

  • 9:00-9:15
  • Breakfast / welcome

  • 9:15-10:45
  • Session 1: Omeros, Book 1

    Rachel Friedman and Richard Sacks

  • 10:45-11:00
  • Coffee break

  • 11:00-12:30
  • Session 2: Omeros, Books 2-3

    Dan Beachy-Quick and David Wray

  • 12:30-2:00
  • Lunch

  • 2:00-3:30
  • Session 3: Omeros, Books 4-5

    Jessica Swanston Baker and Edgar Garcia

  • 3:30-4:00
  • Coffee break

  • 4:00-5:30
  • Session 4: Omeros, Books 6-7

    Jahan Ramazani and Srikanth Reddy

Resources

Derek Walcott reads the first chapter of Omeros:

Organizers and sponsors

The 2018 Weissbourd conference is organized by Lucy Alford and Aaron Tugendhaft, and is generously supported by the Bernard Weissbourd Memorial Fund, Franke Institute for the Humanities, Nicholson Center for British Studies, Division of the Humanities, Department of Classics, and Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.