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27th Ezra Pound International Conference


University of Pennsylvania
Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Sixth Floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Monday, 19 June – Friday, 23 June, 2017

On behalf of my EPIC Co-Conveners and EPIC Committee, and the staff of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, I would like to welcome you to the 27th Ezra Pound International Conference. Although the Penn campus has changed considerably since the first decade of the 20th century, when Ezra Pound was awarded an M.A. and William Carlos Williams an M.D. at the 1906 Commencement, and Hilda Doolittle a Certificate for her year in the Women's College Course for Teachers, 1908-09, most of the buildings familiar to the three poets still stand, among them College Hall, Houston Hall, Furness Library, the dormitories in the Quad and Triangle, the University Museum, and Franklin Field. According to Great American Universities by Edwin E. Slosson (1910), Penn had more beautiful buildings than the other fourteen universities in the U.S. combined. During the conference, you will have opportunities to explore the campus, visit Philadelphia's historic sites, and share what we have come to call Philadelphia Genius.


David McKnight

Co-Chair, 2017 EPIC Conference


Animation Credit: Laura Aydelotte. To learn more about the animation and the Aldus dolphin, including its relationship to Pound and to the UPenn dolphin taken from Benjamin Franklin's coat of arms, click here.