My Atelos book of poems and poem-like materials surrounding the corporate dump is now officially available here, thanks to the essential people of Small Press Distribution. The acknowledgments are epic given that these pollutant scores passed through the hands, bodies, and voices of many friends—but I want to give a special shout-out to Lyn Hejinian […]
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.
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 […]
Gian Maria Annovi has written a beautiful review of Killing the Moonlight for alfabeta2. I’m grateful for his identification of a geopoetics of infrastructural inquiry/empathy that I’ve been working on, methodologically speaking, & not without interference, for the past decade or so. In Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice,…, Jennifer Scappettone sembra riprodurre nella scrittura […]
I’m thrilled to be giving the keynote address for “The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities,” the 13th Annual English Studies Graduate Student Conference at the Université de Montréal on March 10-11, 2016. The event aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the ways in which the city serves as […]
“Translation obliges that you be embedded, digging your way out of the enemy logic word by word.” Temporarily virtual friends: I spoke at Asymptote with Alexis Almeida of my various projects across poetry, research, and translation; naturally we began with Amelia Rosselli. Have a look here: Amici temporaneamente virtuali: ho parlato qui su Asymptote Journal […]
Psychogeographical Romance: 3 Interviews is now out from the phenomenal Essay Press as a free pdf chapbook, curated by Leonard Schwartz of Cross-Cultural Poetics. With Yolanda Castaño on the psychogeography of the highway, Magdalena Edwards and Forrest Gander on the psychogeography of the disappeared in Raúl Zurita, and yours truly on the psychogeography of the […]
On November 9 at noon, at Penn State (in 102 Kern), I’ll be giving a talk titled “From Corpse to Specter: Venice as Antagonist and Emblem of Modernity.” There will be lunch! When in 1910, F.T. Marinetti and comrades airbombed crowds with 800,000 copies of the Futurist manifesto “Against Passéist Venice” from the Clock Tower […]
Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice has been named one of 5 titles in a shortlist of finalists for the Modernist Studies Association Annual Book Prize for 2015. Here is the judges’ citation: Jennifer Scappettone, Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia) In Killing the Moonlight, Jennifer Scappettone performs a scholarly quarry of a city […]
On Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 pm, I will be talking about Venice as an antagonist & emblem of modernity at Brown University. Very much looking forward to meeting up with the lively community in Italian studies, English, comparative literature, and gender studies there.
Marthe Reed has curated a new issue of Dusie devoted to “Ecopoethos: Writing and Art.” I’ve got a broadside of Neosuprematist Webtexts (my 2009 collaboration with spiders, lenses, and light) in the mix alongside work by Marcella Durand, Lily Hoang, Jen Hofer, Angie Hume, Brenda Iijima, Bhanu Kapil, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Michelle Naka Pierce, Deborah […]
I’m so delighted to be speaking and reading at Pratt’s pioneering new MFA program in writing in early November about pre-Pandoran fantasy and forms of vengeful obsolescence from modernism forward. By way of writingactivism: Electric Moonlight and Undead Tides: Woman, Decadence, and Modernism Wednesday, Nov. 5th 7:15-8:15 Engineering 307, 3rd Floor Engineering Bldg. WRITING […]
That’s the name of my contribution to Boston Review’s forum on class and diction in contemporary poetry; it’s necessarily telegraphic, incomplete, and constrained in its terms, being pointed toward the necessity of response to Daniel Tiffany’s provocative “Cheap Signaling.” To sampling that debris. “I say [avec Glissant, Rosselli, & various others] that nothing is true […]
If you are in Boise, Idaho later this week, please join us for the following festivities surrounding the poetry of Ezra Pound: Wednesday April 9th 7:00 pm Marjorie Perloff will open the conference with her paper “Recharging the Ideogram: Poundian Reverberations in Brazilian Concrete Poetry” Thursday April 10th 10:00 am – 10:55 am Discussion group […]
Odescalchi, host of hushed stories of past horribleness, with dashboard, to be precise.
Henry James ardently to the friend (lover?) Hendrik Christian Andersen, coaxing his companion toward specific lived experiences and places, expressing doubt regarding “any use on all the made earth … for a ready-made city, made-while-one-waits, as they say, & which is the more preposterous & the more delirious, the more elaborate & the more ‘complete’ […]
I am finishing the lecture I’ve written on Amelia Rosselli’s composition of a cubic stanza, or chamber, as receptacle for a post-Fascist poetics—to be delivered this Friday into Saturday at the conference on her work. Those in New York City, please join us uptown from that frenzied Square for discussions of a poet who dreamt […]
in phonemic translation from translation out of a notebook running circles round the “past”‘s totem and taboo by Emilio Villa, taking inspiration from the delirium of the book et ab hic et ab hoc: batabìk batabòk patabot babeek babohk betock, betel & from the “here & from this re” lied book, The narrative Hoo— Hook
“I do not know what meaning classical studies could have for our time if they were not untimely – that is to say, acting counter to our time and thereby acting on our time and, let us hope, for the benefit of a time to come.” —Nietzsche, Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Betrachtungen=observation: consideration: speculation. As to translation […]
The measured, fatigued ol Ez sez, syllables, as they’d say in Italian, to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s legible amusement & faint stupefaction: “Lei dice nazioni industrializzate e quindi culturalmente avanzate. È questo quindi che non mi va. Difficile per me rispondere a questa sola domanda perché non è solamente in Italia industrializzata dove ci sono nuovamente […]
As defined against the fascist ossario, bone chamber for the martyrs of the Risorgimento glorified by the wannabe-Byzantine religion of the modern state (“veglia con voi l’angelo della patria”): “CUSTODI DELLE GLORIE PATERNE” “CUSTODIANS OF PATERNAL GLORIES” versus three animate kin.