Event Title

Panel: The Seventies

Presenter Information

Frederick Exley
Grace Paley
Robert Bly

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

21-3-1979 12:00 PM

End Date

21-3-1979 1:00 PM

Description

This audiovisual recording from March 21, 1979 as part of the 10th annual UND Writing Conference: “Epitomes, Bombast & Climaxes” features Frederick Exley, Grace Paley, and Robert Bly forming the panel “The Seventies.” The panelists discuss the continuity of trends between decades, increased infatuation with celebrities, attachment to parents, activism and social responsibility, the threat of nuclear warfare, American politics and military, their perspectives on literature, the publishing industry, gender and parenthood, a perceived lack of prominent Vietnam war literature, criticism of Jane Fonda, and hardships of Vietnam veterans. Robert Bly closes with a reading of “The Hockey Poem.” Moderated by Nancy Furstenberg.

Note: The end of the panel, including Bly's reading, wasn't recorded.

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Panel: The Seventies

UND Memorial Ballroom

This audiovisual recording from March 21, 1979 as part of the 10th annual UND Writing Conference: “Epitomes, Bombast & Climaxes” features Frederick Exley, Grace Paley, and Robert Bly forming the panel “The Seventies.” The panelists discuss the continuity of trends between decades, increased infatuation with celebrities, attachment to parents, activism and social responsibility, the threat of nuclear warfare, American politics and military, their perspectives on literature, the publishing industry, gender and parenthood, a perceived lack of prominent Vietnam war literature, criticism of Jane Fonda, and hardships of Vietnam veterans. Robert Bly closes with a reading of “The Hockey Poem.” Moderated by Nancy Furstenberg.

Note: The end of the panel, including Bly's reading, wasn't recorded.