a lecture/reading at the University of Calgary, Thursday, November 21, 2013: DISINTEGRATING CANTONS IN TRANSLATION: THE SHAPE OF A TRANSNATIONAL LANGUAGE Dr. Jennifer Scappettone – Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago Modernist fantasies of communication that might absorb the fragmented tongues of Babel led to transformations of the shape, sound, and materiality […]
Tomorrow in Hyde Park: a talk on words poetic so pathetic set to music and dance—and on the glitzy shadow of modernism. Ecstasy of the body, machine, and urban collective from Dziga Vertov through Bjork: the musical as the ideal or tripwired assembly line….
Terrain Vague: The Interstitial as Site, Concept, Intervention, Ed. Patrick Barron and Manuela Mariani (Routledge, Fall 2013) arrived today. Inside is a piece called “Garbage Arcadia: Digging for Choruses in Fresh Kills,” discussing the gossip under the ground of devastated landscapes such as an anonymous Superfund site adjacent to my childhood home and Fresh Kills […]
Visit FLOOR issue #2: Acts of Location, edited by Lyn Hejinian and Christopher Patrick Miller. Containing graphic scores, an essay on poché, improvisations via live interpretation, calamity, the police eye, Perec & Occupy Oakland exhumations at Oscar Grant Plaza….and some Rome from within the bubble burst.
Fish out of water talks a text about the lossy genre of poesy for TED, timed—in homage to both its resistance and its adaptability versus the tweetability of knowing.
Read issue no. 10 of Blackbox Manifold! Edited by Alex Houen and Adam Piette out of Cambridge and Sussex, with work by Billy Cancel, Rick Crilly, Josh Ekroy, Michael Farrell, Joanna Grigg, Bernard Henrie, Joan Harvey, David Herd, Beau Hopkins, Drew Milne & John Kinsella (together), Peter Larkin, Robert Mueller, Sandeep Parmar, Peter Riley, […]
Another culmination of a collaboration between Kathy Westwater (director and choreographer), Seung Jae Lee (visual design), and me, this Friday at 12:30 pm on the lawn of Pratt Institute! Featuring a “wall” of trash text. Thanks to the Office of Recuperative Strategies for supporting this event….
Passwords: Jennifer Scappettone on Amelia Rosselli Poets House, New York City April 25, 2013 – 7:00PM Kray Hall $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members Poet, translator and scholar Jennifer Scappettone discusses the work of the Italian poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996) — whose first book was introduced by Pier […]
So there’s this chapbook/keyword manifesto/ecopoetical souvenir, A Neural Net, collectively assembled by Rachel Levitsky & Ira Livingston (OoRS), Jen Hofer (ANTENA), David Buuck (BARGE), and Jennifer Scappettone, Kathy Westwater, & Seung-Jae Lee (discussing a 2011 iteration of PARK) for the Ecopoetics Conference roundtable on “Ground Scores: Unburying Ecologies Through Embodied Practice,” convened at the University […]
The term ecopoetics has become increasingly important to scholars and poets alike. It is certainly a critical moment for the field and practice. Please join us in February for a three-day conference that will focus specifically on exploring ecopoetics, taking up such questions as: What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize […]
This Friday, in St. Louis, courtesy of Ignacio Infante and the Washington University Center for the Humanities: Mobility and Rootedness in Literature Symposium February 8, 2013 – 10:00am Umrath Hall, Umrath Lounge Keynote Address: “Writing in Translation” Rebecca Walkowitz, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University, Walter Jackson Bate Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Followed […]
Lin Hixon and Matthew Goulish, co-founders of the performance collective “Every house has a door” will be discussing their work-in-progress, “Testimonium” in the Logan Arts Center, room 801 Tuesday, February 5, from 4:20-5:50 pm as special guests of Jennifer Scappettone’s Documentary Across the Genres course, through the support of the UChicago Arts Council (Please note […]