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POETRY, TRANSLATION, URBANISM @ BARD
POETRY, TRANSLATION, URBANISM @ BARD

The Written Arts Program, Italian Studies Program, and Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College present Venice by Electric Moonlight by Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and a reading from her new book of poetry, The Republic of Exit 43, and translations Wednesday, October 19, 2016 http://www.bard.edu/inside/calendar/event/?eid=131377

COPPER LYRING
COPPER LYRING

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 […]

VENICE IN TOKYO
VENICE IN TOKYO

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.

NURSING FUTURISM
NURSING FUTURISM

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
COPPER LYRES

“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 […]

MATERIALITY OF POETRY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REPRODUCTION
MATERIALITY OF POETRY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REPRODUCTION

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 […]

CHLORIS IN MORE VOICES
CHLORIS IN MORE VOICES

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 […]

TRANSLATION AS (RE)PERFORMANCE
TRANSLATION AS (RE)PERFORMANCE

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 […]

ABORTED NURSES: A GEOPOETICS
ABORTED NURSES: A GEOPOETICS

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.

A GLASS VENEZIANELLA
A GLASS VENEZIANELLA

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 […]

“ADVANCED””POETRY””WRITING”
"ADVANCED""POETRY""WRITING"

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 […]

IL PRESENTE DISCONTINUO/THE DISCONTINUOUS PRESENT
IL PRESENTE DISCONTINUO/THE DISCONTINUOUS PRESENT

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 […]

AEOLIAN HARPING
AEOLIAN HARPING

This is coming up, & it seems apt that it’ll be snowing in Buffalo whereas it was gorgeous in LA: a conversation on Landscapes, Mappings, Networks: Digital/Material Crossings: with Stephen Voyce & Adelaide Morris, Jen Scappettone, Heriberto Yepez, Mark Wallace at Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years. My 2 pennies: “Copper Lyres and Aeolian Harping of […]

BREATH’S COMPASS
BREATH'S COMPASS

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 […]

DATA WE BREATHE (in progress): SUNDAY @ 6018 NORTH
DATA WE BREATHE (in progress): SUNDAY @ 6018 NORTH

Data We Breathe (a work in progress) Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, and Jennifer Scappettone, with special guest cris cheek 6018 | North 6018 North Kenmore Ave. Sunday, February 28th, 2016, 6pm http://www.in-time-performance.org/data-we-breathe-salon/ http://www.6018north.org/current-upcoming-projects/#/http/wwwin-time-performanceorg/data-we-breathe-salon/ In this in-progress presentation of The Data That We Breathe at the stripped housing of 6018 North, Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, Jennifer […]

POETICS OF BREATH @ GRAY CENTER
POETICS OF BREATH @ GRAY CENTER

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 7:00pm – 9:00pm Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, Jennifer Scappettone: readings and talks toward a collaborative poetics of breath Gray Center Lab in Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., Chicago Mellon Fellows Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of […]

BEING EMBEDDED: TRANSLATION @ ASYMPTOTE
BEING EMBEDDED: TRANSLATION @ ASYMPTOTE

“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
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE

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 […]

HYPERTEXTUAL CITY
HYPERTEXTUAL CITY

I’ll be talking about “Pinocchio, Unbuilt: The Hypertextual Venice of Robert Coover” (and a smidgeon of Judd Morrissey’s RC_AI in homage to the latter) tomorrow at Fiction/Nonfiction: The Uses and Truths of Literature, a conference organized by Alison James and Luc Lang at the University of Chicago (Logan Center for the Arts, 802). Free & […]

THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE
THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be sharing a Mellon Fellowship in Arts and Inquiry with the extraordinary multifaceted artists Caroline Bergvall and Judd Morrissey in 2016. We will be in residence at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry to begin a project called The Data That We Breathe: Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer […]

LIT AGAINST US (ON ANNE BOYER)
LIT AGAINST US (ON ANNE BOYER)

In honor of her recent reading here in Chicago I wrote the following for Anne Boyer: Literature is against us. Which us? The us of unpaid reproductive labor. The us with a strap affixed to our shoulders. The us of those on the nether side of consumption. The us that lives in Colonial Gardens, on […]

GUSH, TOUCHSTONE: VENICE
GUSH, TOUCHSTONE: VENICE

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 […]

OCCUPY POETICS
OCCUPY POETICS

Occupy Poetics click above to read this free chapbook curated by Thom Donovan for Essay Press! In Occupy Poetics, Thom Donovan collects a series of responses to the Occupy movement to observe how aesthetics and politics might intersect— with Brian Ang, Steve Benson, Ana Božičević, David Brazil, Brandon Brown, David Buuck, Anelise Chen, Stephen Collis, […]

WUHO INSTITUTE OPEN LABS: FINISSAGE
WUHO INSTITUTE OPEN LABS: FINISSAGE

For the summer of 2015, the WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard has been transformed by the Institute into an open laboratory. Work on emerging spatial environments has generated salons, workshops, performances, and rituals by residents, rogue scientists, and radical philologists. See the outcomes and their byproducts on the last night of Open Laboratories: The Grand […]


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