Event Title

Panel: Homeland as Metaphor

Presenter Information

Arturo Vivante
Thomas McGrath

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

26-3-1982 12:00 PM

End Date

26-3-1982 1:00 PM

Description

This audio recording from March 26, 1982 as part of the 13th annual UND Writers Conference: “International Writers” features Arturo Vivante and Thomas McGrath forming the panel “Homeland as Metaphor.” The panelists discuss writing place, developing a sense of place through travel, sense of home, and the transformation of places and peoples. McGrath discusses his learning about diversity through interaction with native peoples in North Dakota and across the United States, as well as Chicano people in the Southwest. The panelists respond to audience questions about McGrath's criticism of Joseph Brodsky's endorsement of Richard Nixon, and the effect of distance and time on political perspective. McGrath explains the effect of his family's relation to James Joyce and the importance of learning languages. Vivante explains his interest in various artistic mediums (painting, music, sculpture, among others), the capabilities and resistances of different mediums, and working in limited mediums. John Little closes the panel by reading the first paragraphs of Ellen Gilchrist's “Traveler,” “In the Land of Dreamy Dreams,” and “Indignities.”

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Mar 26th, 12:00 PM Mar 26th, 1:00 PM

Panel: Homeland as Metaphor

UND Memorial Ballroom

This audio recording from March 26, 1982 as part of the 13th annual UND Writers Conference: “International Writers” features Arturo Vivante and Thomas McGrath forming the panel “Homeland as Metaphor.” The panelists discuss writing place, developing a sense of place through travel, sense of home, and the transformation of places and peoples. McGrath discusses his learning about diversity through interaction with native peoples in North Dakota and across the United States, as well as Chicano people in the Southwest. The panelists respond to audience questions about McGrath's criticism of Joseph Brodsky's endorsement of Richard Nixon, and the effect of distance and time on political perspective. McGrath explains the effect of his family's relation to James Joyce and the importance of learning languages. Vivante explains his interest in various artistic mediums (painting, music, sculpture, among others), the capabilities and resistances of different mediums, and working in limited mediums. John Little closes the panel by reading the first paragraphs of Ellen Gilchrist's “Traveler,” “In the Land of Dreamy Dreams,” and “Indignities.”

Audio Only.