February 16 | 7 PM
Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center

Co-Sponsored by

Department of English | Department of History | Department of Religious Studies |
Tabula Poetica
, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Leatherby Libraries and Fish Interfaith Center

Perloff Marjorie HeadshotMarjorie Perloff, Ph.D.

Author of Differentials: Poetry, Poetics and Pedagogy and the forthcoming
Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Hapsburg Empire

Marjorie Perloff was born Gabriele Mintz into a cultured and assimilated Jewish family in Vienna. Richard Schüller, her maternal grandfather, was the Austrian delegate to the League of Nations after World War I. In the immediate aftermath of the
, Gabriele, her parents and old brother escaped to Switzerland and later emigrated to the United States. She describes her transition from the German-speaking Gabriele to the English-speaking Margie in her memoir
The Vienna Paradox.

A prolific and groundbreaking scholar, Dr. Perloff has written more than a dozen books, including works on the poets W.B. Yeats, Robert Lowell, and Frank O’Hara, and on post-modern literature and art. A recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Prize, Dr. Perloff is Scholar-in-Residence and Florence Scott Professor of English Emerita at USC, and Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita at Stanford University. An elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Perloff received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Chapman University in May 2015.

Her book
Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Hapsburg Empire
will be published by the University of Chicago Press in May 2016.

Admission is free. No tickets/reservations required.
Reserved seating is available for groups of 10 or more.
Contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or ambloom@chapman.edu to make group reservations