President John J. DeGioia celebrates the Lannan Foundation and its ongoing support of Georgetown University’s Lannan Center with a special dinner hosted in Riggs Library.

Author Rabih Alameddine stands in front of a bookcase.

We are pleased to announce the newly appointed Lannan Visiting Chair, Rabih Alameddine. Rabih Alameddine is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, most recently The Wrong End of the Telescope (Grove Press, 2021), winner of the Pen/Faulkner Prize in 2022. He was recently named a finalist for the 2023 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Alameddine will begin his three-year appointment as the Lannan Foundation Visiting Chair in fall 2023.

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About Us

Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University is a literary, critical, and pedagogical undertaking devoted to the situation of poetry and poetics in the contemporary world.

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Lannan Center hosts a variety of programs throughout the academic year, including our Readings and Talks Series and Symposia. 



The Center fosters critical inquiry among students and faculty into the aesthetic, social, political, and cultural implications of the language arts. It gives pedagogical emphasis to innovative learning and writing, and embraces connections between poetry and other art forms.


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Lannan Center Events

Readings & Talks Featuring Camille T. Dungy and Major Jackson. Tuesday, April 11th at 7PM ET. Location: Copley Formal Lounge.