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Three on One: The Red Wheel Barrow
Neil Nakadate, Laura Winkiel and David Zimmerman format: video
length: 0:41:47
Date Added: 04/18/2004

Abstract

In this panel, three faculty members from the English Department at Iowa State University offer three different approaches to teaching William Carlos Williams' "The Red Wheelbarrow."  David Zimmerman offers imaginative insights from a writer's perspective, suggesting how experience would have yielded to art, resulting in a compact, "imagist" poem.  Laura Winkiel reminds readers that, far from being a "stand-alone" poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow" was actually part of a broad cultural manifesto. Neil Nakadate places Williams' poem in the context of early twentieth century photography and painting, and at the juncture of art and artifact.

About the Authors

David Zimmerman is assistant professor of English and a fiction writer whose teaching is primarily in creative writing. Laura Winkiel is an assistant professor of English; her teaching includes courses in post-colonial literatures. Neil Nakadate is a University Professor and Professor of English, and teaches courses in American literature and introductory literature.

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