Entries tagged with conferences

Seminar: Questions of the Present
in Contemporary Poetics

@ MSA 19 Amsterdam
10–13 August 2017
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Since 2011, there has been an explosion of new writing in poetics as an academic discourse and a proliferation of new approaches to poetry that unite formal concerns (after Language writing, conceptualism, Flarf, and other avant-gardes) with radical accounts of the millennial present—in a manner reflecting on, but departing from, modernism. This seminar will perform several tasks: first, to survey recent writing in poetics that “question the present,” involving concerns of political economy, ideology and public discourse, documentary and digital sources, gender and sexuality, race and poets of color, hybrid forms, and multi-languaged writing/translation. Then, it will undertake an overview of new forms of writing that engage these questions of the present. Finally, it will ask how poetry and poetics can create new critical and creative, activist and interventionist, initiatives, to counter deformed public discourse(s) of our presentist epoch. What does it mean to question poetics and poetry as a historicism of the present?

Seminar organizer: Barrett Watten
Professor, English, Wayne State University
Contact: barrett.watten@gmail.com
Registration: MSA 19 website here

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
… More

“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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Event 63: I Met (Tartu)

Association for the Study
of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)
University of Tartu, Estonia
2–6 September 2016

Johannes Göransson
Carla Harryman
Myka Tucker-Abramson
Joel Tyler Nickels
Joseph Jeon
Jonathan Eburne
Brian McHale
Jaak Tomberg
Märten Rattasepp
Agnes Neier
… More

          Bavarian-American Academy
          Summer Academy
          Florida International University
          Miami Beach, 5–11 June 2016

Martha Schoolman
Heike Paul
Meike Zwingenberger
Margarethe Schweiger-Wilhelm
John Landreville
… More

American Comparative
Literature Association

Harvard University
17–20 March 2016
(after On Kawara)

Johannes Göransson
Jonathan Stalling
Brian Reed
Anastasiya Lyubas
Liansu Meng
Anthony Abiragi
Anna Horakova
Hongjian Wang
Omaar Hena
Michal Wenderski
… More

The Louisville Conference
on Literature and Culture since 1900
University of Louisville
18–20 February 2016
(after On Kawara)

Alan Golding
Aaron Jaffe
Rodrigo Toscano
Lisa Gitelman
Mat Johnson
Johanna Drucker
Lauri Ramey
C.S. Giscombe
Aldon Nielsen
Tyrone Williams
… More

Event 55: Transvaluations I

Transvaluations of Value: Poetics and Political Economy
Session P28, 8:30–10:00 A.M., Friday, 20 November 2015
Modernist Studies Association

Herman Rapaport, “Transvaluations of Value: Fredric Jameson, Jackson Mac Low”
Barrett Watten, “The Poet/Critic: Transvaluations of Value After Modernism”
Tyrone Williams, “‘The Changing Same’: Value in Marx and Amiri Baraka”

This panel takes up debates between poetics and political economy after the recent turn to Marxist political economy as a materialist interpretive strategy for poetry and poetics. In a contrary move, a return to the aesthetic as a construction of value, sited in a more classical reading of modernist form by Charles Altieri, appropriates the concept of “value” for self-reflexive poetic forms. The three presenters will develop approaches to the concept of value that are irreducible either to economism, especially the commodity form, or to the aesthetic, e.g. modernism, and will seek to articulate more inclusive accounts of value that extend political economy to other value-producing registers in the horizons of art, history, ethics, and politics. [See next post.]

Modernist Studies Association
Boston, Massachusetts
19–22 November 2015
(after On Kawara)

Herman Rapaport
Tyrone Williams
Carla Billiterri
Ben Friedlander
Alisa Allkins
Alan Golding
Aaron Nyerges
Sarah Posman
Dorothy Wang
Rachel Galvin
Kaplan Harris
… More

Event 53: I Met (ASAP)

Association for the Study
of the Arts of the Present
Greenville, South Carolina
24–27 September 2015
(after On Kawara)

Jonathan Eburne
Nico Israel
Lytle Shaw
Sarah Brouillette
Mark Goble
Gloria Fisk
Brian McHale
Esther Gottlieb
Jennifer Ashton
Walter Benn Michaels
… More