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BETWEEN POETRY & PAINTING (TANG CHANG)
BETWEEN POETRY & PAINTING (TANG CHANG)

Gallery Talk Between Poetry and Painting, Language and Gesture Jennifer Scappettone on International Visual and Concrete Poetry Saturday, July 14, 3 pm Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago Join Jennifer Scappettone, poet and Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, as she reflects on international poetry movements as context for […]

LITERATURE AS PERFORMATIVE WRITING
LITERATURE AS PERFORMATIVE WRITING

Iulia Militaru, poet, artist, and publisher of FrACTalia Press, wrote compellingly about The Republic of Exit 43 in two issues of Revista—ARTA, a Bucharest journal, in Romanian and in English: Manifest(ation) between Literature as Censorship and the Censorship of Literature and Literature As Performative Writing Here is an excerpt: “The Republic of Exit 43 shows how […]

POETRY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
POETRY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Today at 1:30! Poetry and environmental justice, with outtakes into and out of books, dance, lyrics. Free and open to the public at Cal State LA.

TRANSLATION AS LITERARY EXPERIMENT
TRANSLATION AS LITERARY EXPERIMENT

Hear ye, hear ye: Panel discussion on “Translation as Literary Experiment” with Anne Cheng, Stéphane Feuillas, Judith Zeitlin, Jennifer Scappettone, Rachel Galvin, Michael Bourdaghs, Haun Saussy, and Brook Ziporyn Thursday, April 12 1:00 pm, Classics 110, University of Chicago Translation, we often think, owes a responsibility to the past— to the already-written text that is being recreated in a new language. […]

SPRING EVENTS
SPRING EVENTS

Many language events are being churned for this Spring. Here are some that I’ll be involved in, starting tomorrow: Friday, March 29, American Comparative Literature Association conference, UCLA: 8:30 am, presenting work on the Statue of Liberty, smelted citizenship, and poetic forms of protest, Haines 118 4-5:30 pm, reading poetry alongside the singular Keston Sutherland, […]

IMMIGRANT UNDERGROUND
IMMIGRANT UNDERGROUND

Judd Morrissey and I will be at the Poetry Foundation this coming week  to present excerpts from our ongoing collaborative project with Abraham Avnisan, LAMENT: Or, The Mine has been Opened Up Well, placing the buried voices of immigrant laborers into dialogue with the palimpsestic refugee histories featured in Ellen Rothenberg’s exhibition ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant. […]

TRANSLATION ACROSS THE IRON CURTAIN
TRANSLATION ACROSS THE IRON CURTAIN

With Lyn Hejinian and Ilya Kutik, Chicago, 1/24/18. There will be readings, aphoristic and poetic, and discussion about, for instance, clashes of sound, sense, idiomatic language, translation and xenophobia, the corpus of Cicero’s correspondence, the generativity of sincere misunderstanding, the sociohistoric import of poets who learn and experiment in other languages. Be there or square!

TECHNICIANS OF THE SACRED @ 50
TECHNICIANS OF THE SACRED @ 50

Please join us at the Poetic Research Bureau this evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerome Rothenberg’s rotten-myth-quashing, secularly-sacred-myth-reinforcing Technicians of the Sacred: in the shadow of Thanks-taking. I’ll be reading Quechua poems against settler colonialist bosses without mouths, and interpreting poems about murder-by-dissection from Blake and Jordan Abel. As 5 Every Day describes […]

RESIST XENOPHOBIA (THRU TRANSLATION)
RESIST XENOPHOBIA (THRU TRANSLATION)

I talked to the folks at Asymptote again, and shouted out to various comrades crazy enough to walk the tightrope between languages. The interview is here.

WHISTLE THRU THE FASCES
WHISTLE THRU THE FASCES

Hi, Princeton. I’m giving a seminar/workshop on Babel After Fascism, a new version of a piece long, long in the making, on Wednesday, November 8. Contemporary Poetry Colloquium and the 20th C. Colloquium Jennifer Scappettone, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago Princeton University Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM […]

GEOPOETICS WORKSHOP, MILWAUKEE
GEOPOETICS WORKSHOP, MILWAUKEE

The Lynden Sculpture Garden and Woodland Pattern Book Center present Intersite: Geopoetics of the Constructed Landscape and Beyond, a workshop with writer-in-residence Jennifer Scappettone. The workshop is preceded by a reading by Scappettone at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, […]

LAMENT @ BLOCK MUSEUM
LAMENT @ BLOCK MUSEUM

LAMENT (The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well)—my collaborative mixed-reality performance work in progress with Judd Morrissey and Abraham Avnisan, also featuring sound by Mark Booth and Ted Gordon and sculptural elements by Elena Ailes—will be the opening performance at the Ordinary Media Symposium at Northwestern University’s Block Museum, Thursday, May 18 at 4 pm. […]

BROKEN CHORUS TALK AT ST. MARK’S
BROKEN CHORUS TALK AT ST. MARK'S

New York, New York, East Village still alive despite!: on Monday night I will attempt to talk within your hood about the possibility of fashioning a collective text of resistance in the face of the new authoritarianisms and the legacy of brutalized networks of solidarity. Provisional title: To Breach the Walls of the Republic: Harvesting […]

REMEMBERING DEREK WALCOTT
REMEMBERING DEREK WALCOTT

My chest sinks to hear that Derek Walcott is lost to us. In 2011, I was lucky enough to live alongside him and to interview him for Il manifesto. Here is another fragment from that interview, which was never published in its entirety, or in English: Scappettone: You’ve been working with theatrical forms for over […]

SEGUE SERIES AT ZINC BAR
SEGUE SERIES AT ZINC BAR

Dear New York, o toxic cradle and longlost: I am coming to read in you this Saturday from my new book, The Republic of Exit 43. Dearest New Yorkers [who will not be at AWP]: please join me and Maryam Monalisa Gharavi at 82 West 3rd Street, NY NY for red curtains and harsh words […]

BABEL AFTER FASCISM
BABEL AFTER FASCISM

Though that preposition may no longer hold—at Rutgers, I’ll be presenting a draft from a book project in progress, From Babel to Pentecost: Wireless Imaginations in Postwar Literary Arts and the Dream (or Nightmare) of a Transnational Language. The piece being presented is titled “To Whistle in the Fasces of Uniform Graphemes: Babel After Fascism.” […]

TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSLATIONAL POETICS
TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSLATIONAL POETICS

At Rutgers, New Brunswick: Please join us tomorrow for a workshop and discussion of the poetics and politics of translating poetry lacking a mother tongue! Workshop on Poetics and Translation with Jennifer Scappettone, U of Chicago Thu, Feb 9, 3-5 pm CCA Seminar Room, 15 Seminary Place, Fifth Floor Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature  

UPCOMING READINGS
UPCOMING READINGS

The Republic of Exit 43 is slowly making its way across the continent this spring. Here’s the schedule thus far: Segue Series, NYC, Saturday, February 11 POG, Tucson, Tuesday, March 21 University of Arizona, Tucson, Wednesday, March 22 Switch Reading Series, IPRC, Portland, OR, Saturday, March 25 Seminary Co-op, in conversation with Lauren Berlant, Chicago, […]

THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43
THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43

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 […]

DATA WE BREATHE @ GRAY CENTER LAB
DATA WE BREATHE @ GRAY CENTER LAB

The Data That We Breathe Multi-Disciplinary Performances and Discussion Thursday, November 10, 2016 6-8 pm, Gray Center Lab, 929 E. 60th St., Suite 112 Chicago As the culmination of their Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship, Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art […]

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.

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 […]


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