William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing

Gass and Cuoco IWC

Lorin Cuoco (left) with William H. Gass (right) at the IWC in 1994

William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing,

scheduled for September 23, 2016


On September 23rd, Washington University Libraries will co-host a symposium to honor William H. Gass’s work in the fields of translation and international writing. The event is scheduled to take place jointly in Washington University’s Umrath Lounge and Olin Library.

The William H. Gass Symposium will feature a presentation from keynote speaker and William H. Matheson lecturer Susan Bernofsky, who serves as director of the Literary Translation program at Columbia University (LTAC). The event will also include a round table discussion with Stephen Schenkenberg who runs the Reading William Gass blog, and Lorin Cuoco, who co-founded the International Writers Center (IWC) with Gass in 1990. Additionally, there will be a reading–including Gass reading Rilke poems–and a reception with interactive exhibits of materials from the IWC Archive.

Go here to register for the symposium. We hope to see you there!




About the author

Meghan Lamb currently lives with her husband in St. Louis, where she is a fiction MFA candidate with the Washington University Writing Program and a Graduate Assistant with the Modern Literature Collection. She is the author of Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace) and Sacramento (Solar Luxuriance).