On Obscurity: Poetry, Nightlife, and Negative Sociability
Daniel Tiffany is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at USC. He has written a number of books about modern and contemporary poetics, including Radio Corpse (about Ezra Pound), Toy Medium and, most recently, Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance. His talk will be drawn from Infidel Poetics, a book that deals with obscurity and subcultures.
The Annual Joseph M. Duffy Lecture series was founded in 1993 and honors Professor Duffy (1924-1988), who taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1954 to 1988. A great teacher scholar, he numbered among his students James Chandler and J. Dudley Andrew.