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Conference marks opening of Hudson Review archives, Nov. 3

The official opening of the Hudson Review archives and Frederick Morgan papers in the Princeton University Library will be marked with a conference celebrating the literary magazine and its principal founding editor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

The conference, titled "Writers, Editors and Literary Magazines, 1947-2007: A Conversation in Honor of the Hudson Review," will feature a keynote address by Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Gioia's address will be followed by a roundtable discussion about the role of the Hudson Review and other influential literary magazines in shaping American letters over the past 60 years.

The panel, moderated by Princeton history professor Anthony Grafton, will include: history professor Sean Wilentz and English professor Michael Wood of Princeton; English professor William Pritchard of Amherst College; philosophy professor Emily Grosholz of Pennsylvania State University; Paula Deitz, editor of the Hudson Review; David Orr, a 1996 Princeton alumnus and poetry critic; and Lea Carpenter, a 1995 alumna and former deputy publisher of the Paris Review.

At 4:30 p.m., Firestone Library's main gallery will host a reception and an exhibition of selected items from the Hudson Review archives and the papers of Morgan, a 1943 alumnus who edited the magazine for half a century after founding it in 1948 with fellow Princeton graduates Joseph Bennett and William Arrowsmith.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

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