New Books in the Arts & Sciences

Celebrating Recent Work by Erik Gray

Thursday, March 8, 2018  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

No registration necessary

First come, first seated


The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

Office of the Divisional Deans in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Listen to the podcast here.

New Books in the Arts & Sciences
         —panel discussions celebrating recent work by the Columbia Faculty

The Art of Love Poetry
By: Erik Gray

-The first volume to offer an integral theory of love poetry that explores why poetry is consistently associated with romantic love

-Offers close readings of numerous love poems to guide readers to a deeper appreciation of some of the world's most beautiful love lyrics

-Covers topics such as the poetic kiss, the lyric of conjugal love, and the role of animals in love poetry

-All non-English poems are given in, or accompanied by, a translation


  • Author

    Erik Gray

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

  • Moderator

    Alan Stewart

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

  • Discussant

    Susan Stewart

    Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities: Professor of English

    Princeton University

  • Discussant

    Stefanie Markovits

    Professor of English

    Yale University

  • Discussant

    Kathy Eden

    Chavkin Family Professor of English Literature and Professor of Classics

    Columbia University


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