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Paris, 13–20 March 2017

Monday, March 13

DTW > CDG

Françoise de Laroque
Juliette de Laroque

Le Tagada Bar

Tuesday, March 14

Isakaya Issé

Abigail Lang

Wednesday, March 15

Lecture and reading @
Fondation des Etats-Unis
sponsored by Double Change
& Ecole normale supérieure

“Poetics as Value Thinking:
Transvaluations of Language Writing”

Reading of “Plan B” and translation

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Poetics as Knowledge Base:
The Example of “Plan B”

Presented at the Louisville Conference
on Literature and Culture after 1900
24 February 2017

This paper is a thought experiment that reads experimental poetry and poetics in relation to the concept of “knowledge base”—even as poetic attempts to create a knowledge base itself. The making of poetry has always been attended by some kind of “lore,” the necessary but often obscure or intractable set of background knowledges and beliefs that are crucial for its understanding—T.S. Eliot’s notes to The Waste Land or Louis Zukofsky’s parallel texts for “Mantis” are modern examples of this. Historicism in poetics depends on accessing and developing this lore, which it extends to more nuanced contexts; at the same time, theory-based approaches creates a metadiscourse of key concepts that may become part of the knowledge base of poetics. From the romantics to the postmoderns, the construction of such a knowledge base is a necessary entailment of “the making of the work in its condition of possibility”—the task of poetics as a discourse. I want to look at a range of ways this knowledge base is represented and accessed, from the archiving of writings in poetics to modernist and postmodern concordances to major works (such as Zukofsky’s “A”) to online poetry/poetics archives to recent experimental methods. What would a rigorous use of the concept of “knowledge base” in computing and information theory bring to understanding poetics in such terms? … More

The Louisville Conference
on Literature and Culture since 1900
23–25 February 2017
University of Louisville

Alan Golding
George Hart
Jennifer Bartlett
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Diana Rosenberger
Kelly Roy Polasek
Jill Darling
Erik Mortenson
cris cheek
Lisa Hollenbach
Jack Halberstam
Juliana Spahr
James Smethurst
Magdalena Zurawski
Norman Finkelstein
Tyrone Williams
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Poet Sandra Simonds kicks off the Open Field Reading Series at Wayne State University, Monday, January 30, 4 PM, in the Department of English Conference Room, 10302 5057 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. Tuesday, January 31, 7:30, she will lead a discussion on “Antifa Sorcery / Mongrel Dialectics,” at N-Space in the Canfield Lofts, 460 W. Canfield, Detroit. For flyer, click below:

simonds poster

If there is a 24/7 poet now writing, Sandra Simonds is it. Bridging language-centered experimentalism, engaged feminism, media culture, and immediate politics, her poetry demonstrates the neural networking that we require, suffer, and live under millennial capitalism. Writing in fluid and inventive formal structures, she mines the materiality of the everyday, distributing it in nuanced combinations and pushing toward the resistant truths it reveals.

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“Other Logics of Writing”
Arkadii Trofimovich Dragomoshchenko at 70
Second International Conference ATD: Variations
24–25 November 2016
Saint Petersburg State University
Brobinsky Palace, Saint Petersburg

Premiya Arkadiya Dragomoshchenko
25–27 November 2016
Novaya Tsena Aleksandrinskovo Teatra
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Zina Dragomoshchenko
Evgeny Pavlov
Elena Dolgikh
Aleksandr Skidan
Selena Valyavkino
Nina Savchenkova
Anna Glazova
Aleksandr Ulanov
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Document 48: I Saw (Chicago)

Chicago, 18–20 November 2016

Friday, November 18

Jennifer Rupert
Chris Glomski

Saturday, November 19

40 Years, part 2: Gender. Race. Identity @ Rhona Hoffman
Courttney Cooper @ Western Exhibitions
Four Large Drawings @ Western Exhibitions
Ania Jaworska @ VOL
Sara Greenberger Rafferty @ Document
McArthur Binion @ Kavi Gupta
Lisa Nankivil @ McCormick Gallery
Diana Guerrero-Maciá @ Carrie Secrist
Anne Lindberg @ Carrie Secrist
Justin John Greene @ Andrew Rafacz
Theaster Gates @ Richard Gray
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago … More

“Avant-Garde Counter-Ideology:
The Example of Ai Wei-wei”

“Ideology”
Humanities Center Fall Symposium
McGregor Conference Center
Wayne State University
14 October 2016

Alina Klin
Kai Xu
Elizabeth Stoycheff
Jeffrey Horner
Elena Past
Eun-Jung Kim
Anne Duggan
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“The Millennial Condition:
A Report on Knowledge”

The Wittreich Family Lecture
University of Louisville
6–7 October 2016

Alan Golding
Lisa Shapiro
Fran McDonald
Karen Hadley
Kristi Maxwell
Jameson Welch
Matthew Biberman
Simona Bertacco
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Friday, September 30
Literary salon @ Carla Harryman
discussing current book projects
with Christine Neufeld, English, EMU

Matt Kirkpatrick
Susan McCarty
Rob Halpern
Lee Azus
Christine Hume
Melissa Jones
Craig Dionne
Charles Cunningham
Nataša Kovacevic
Megan Stockton
Caitlin Browne

(after on Kawara)

Friday, September 23
Seminar on Questions of Poetics
Moe’s Books reading and discussion
Hearst Field Annex, Beta Lounge, Moe’s Books

Lyn Hejinian
Charles Altieri
Dan Blanton
Jane Gregory
Andrew Key
Mark Goble
Mitch Breitwieser
George Lakoff
Kathleen Frumkin
Brian Ang
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