This call for presentations is being issued to bring research, perspectives and insights into the life of Joaquin Miller. By virtue of the eccentric nature of Miller, individual and panel presenters will be challenged to sift through the facts, fiction and legend of Joaquin to bring light to this extraordinary frontier author and adventurer.
Presenters are encouraged to be creative in the modes or methods by which presentations may be delivered including the use of lectures, panels, multimedia, film, critiques, debates, recitals or field trips.
For Miller, the world was a stage, a romantic setting. The cast included contemporaries, friends and rivals such as Walt Whitman, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Lillie Langtry, Ina Coolbrith, William Walker, Tennyson, Rossetti, Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Charles Warren Stoddard. His adventures throughout the world brought him fame, notoriety and provided fodder for much of his poetry and prose.
Hosted on the beautiful campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon in October, 2004, the program will presentations, exhibits, readings, tours, multimedia presentations, socials, and opportunities to share in the events, culture and splendor of Ashland.
Dr. Gary Miller
Chair, History Department
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520-5083
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