Laura Wittman on the Poetry of A.R. Ammons

About Guest:

Laura Wittman received her Ph.D. in 2001 from Yale University where she completed her dissertation in the Department of Italian Language and Literature. The title of her dissertation is “Mystics Without God: Spirituality and Form in Italian and French Modernism,” an analysis of the historical and intellectual context for the self-descriptive use of the term “mystic without God” in the works of Gabriele d'Annununzio and Paul Valéry. Before coming to Stanford, Laura Wittman was an Assistant Professor of Italian, French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Laura Wittman is the editor of a special issue of the Romanic Review entitled Italy and France: Imagined Geographies, as well as the co-editor of an anthology of Futurist manifestos and literary works forthcoming with Yale University Press.