Thanks to Rosa Mucignat of Kings College for this thorough and astute review of Killing the Moonlight in Comparative Literature: “Killing the Moonlight is a brilliant fusion of literature, art, architecture, politics, and history that challenges and rewards the reader with its voracious and wide-ranging scope. Scappettone’s re-positioning of modernism in Venice enriches our understanding […]
im studio mi/la invites you to: COPPER LYRES What material ecologies are we tapping into when we commit the apparently ethereal acts of streaming a how-to video or uploading broadcasts of banal and precious moments to the cloud? If we could strip away the walls sheltering us and the casings of our devices, we […]
July 16, 2016: a lecture for the Virginia Woolf Society at Seikei University in Tokyo on visual poetry and the dream, or nightmare, of a transnational language 日本ヴァージニア・ウルフ協会７月例会のご案内 梅雨に入り暑さも増してきましたが、みなさま方におかれましては、健やかにお過ごしのことと拝察いたします。さて、事務局から７月例会のご案内を差し上げます。今回は、米国はシカゴ大学から新進気鋭のモダニズムの研究者がゲスト出演され、また協会の研究を牽引してきたヴェテラン大田信良先生がお話をされます。例会終了後の懇親会にもぜひいらしてください。 日時：2016年７月16日午後3時から6時半 場所：成蹊大学10号館2階大会議 司会：中井亜佐子（一橋大学） Jennifer Scappettone (Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago) “Between Pentecost and Babel: Wireless […]
I’m thrilled to be giving a lecture on Venice in another archipelago, one inhabited a couple of decades back—at Hitotsubashi University, hosted by Professor Mayumo Inoue, with respondents Ryosuke Yamazaki and Akiko Ichikawa. July 14, 2016, a Thursday, in the afternoon.
My last post for Harriet, “Nursing Futurism,” reads the figure of the nurse as a confessional supplement to the manifestos of Futurism, and presents some nurses of hope in the form of Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik’s Commons Choir, and Pepe Rojo’s Tijuana Liberation Front.
“Copper Lyres (Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity, Part 2)” continues my assault of musings surrounding the material substrate of the internet, honing in on copper, from exploitation to salvage, at Harriet. “We set out to build, as the alarm of the obsolescing networked age, of the house and the […]
My fourth text for Harriet: The Blog, “Aeolian Harping: Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity,” is the beginning of a new project on rethinking the supposed dematerialization of the art object, and the supposed greenness of our current communicative channels: “What species of political and ethical complicity must we reckon […]
My third blog post for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet is a continuation of the second: it thinks through Amelia Rosselli’s imagination of the nymph Chloris, and the ramifications of treating Chloris, represented by both Botticelli and Rosselli in choked polyphony, as a figure of translation. “Translating, and retranslating, Rosselli’s late distressed pastoral over the years […]
My second post for Harriet: The Blog thinks through what it would mean to consider the performance of an original and translated text as a fundamental part of the act of translation. “Performance plunges us concretely into translation’s uncommon temporality as we strive to body forth the the cognitive and musical pulse of a text […]
My Harriet post for Mother’s Day and the formula babies has been published on the Poetry Foundation’s website after a slight delay. Find it here, the first installment of a series of occasional writings for the month of May.
Last gasps of Futurism revisited by way of more translation of Venezianella e Studentaccio, Marinetti’s 1943-44 “aeronovel or aeropoem” that envisions the resurrection of Venice as a female colossus of blown glass: stylistically speaking, a cross between homage to the cosmopolitan anachronism of the city of lagoons and a blown-out pastiche of Fascism’s would-be colonial […]
A workshop designed by Jennifer Scappettone at the University of Chicago, Spring 2016 In this course, we will examine a range of formal, theoretical, and sociopolitical currents in contemporary poetry as a means of provoking and informing our own creative work. The class will provide a laboratory for new creative tactics, not simply a revision […]