On writing Robin Blaser’s biography, with Dr. Miriam Nichols

Join the SFU Library for a talk by Miriam Nichols on writing Robin Blaser’s biography on Thursday, November 10.

Dr. Nichols recently completed an edition of Blaser’s The Astonishment Tapes (U. of Alabama Press, 2015), an annotated transcript of a series of autobiographical audio tapes that Blaser recorded in 1974. She is currently working on a literary biography of Blaser (1925-2009), a poet who emerged from the Berkeley Renaissance of the 1940s and ’50s alongside Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. Blaser was an SFU professor for twenty years after his move to Vancouver in 1966.
The subject of the talk will be about her current work on Blaser’s biography, the dilemma of writing biography, and engaging in archival research.
The talk will be held in Special Collections & Rare Books on November 10, 2016 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Special Collections is located in room 7100 on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby.

Dr. Miriam Nichols is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of the Fraser Valley where she teaches modernism, American and Canadian literature, and literary theory. She is an alumnus of SFU English (BA, Hons & M.A.) and received her PhD. from York University.

This event is free to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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