James Dickey Celebration



Self Auditorium, Strom Thurmond Institute

12:45-2:30 P.M.—Welcoming remarks, Wayne Chapman (Chair),

Dickey the Writer. Featuring:

Bronwen Dickey (Duke University)—“The Truth as a ‘Lie’: James Dickey and the Spirit of Poetic Revelation”

                        Casey Clabough (Lynchburg College)—“Elements of Dickey’s Fiction”

                        Sue Walker (University of South Alabama)—“The Chaistic Deep Ecology

of James Dickey: Self and World”

2:30-3 P.M.—Refreshment break in lobby.

3-430 P.M.—A Poets’ Perspective, Part One. Ryan Van Cleave (Chair). Featuring

readings and commentary by:

Skip Eisiminger (Clemson University)

Robert Hill (Kennesaw State University)

Jane Hill (University of West Georgia)

Kevin Dickey, Respondent (Dartmouth Medical School)


Tillman Auditorium

7:30-9 P.M.Presidential Colloquium Address: Christopher Dickey, “Fact, Fiction

and Foreign Policy.” (Includes public discussion period. Robert Becker as Master of Ceremonies; with Cathy Sams introducing Mr. Dickey)

9:9:30 P.M.—Book-signing period.




Self Auditorium, Strom Thurmond Institute

9:30-10:45 A.M.James Dickey’s Legacy as a Research Subject. Alma Bennett

(Chair). Presentations on the James Dickey Papers at Emory University:

Wayne Chapman (Clemson University)--“Dickey Redivivus: Appearances at Clemson, 1966-1986”

Allison Kellar (Clemson University)—“James Dickey’s ‘Exchanges’: The Process of Writing a Tribute to the Dead”

Janice Standridge (Clemson University)—“Researching Dickey’s Papers: Are we really back in Oz?”

Jessica Stender (Clemson University)—“Dickey’s ‘The Eagle’s Mile’ in the Making”

10:45-11 A.M.—Refreshment period and exhibition in lobby.

11 A.M.-12:15 P.M.A Poets’ Perspective, Part Two. Skip Eisiminger (Chair).

Featuring a public reading of poetry by:

Ronald Moran (Clemson University)

John Lane (Wofford College)

Sue Walker (University of South Alabama)

Virgil Suarez (Florida State University)

12:15-12:30 P.M.—Book-signing period and exhibition in lobby.



1 P.M.-late afternoon--“Deliverance Road” excursion, Chattooga and Tallulah Gorge (Kevin, Chris, Bronwen Dickey, with guests and reporters)—currently in planning.