Nomadic Travels and Travails with Alice Notley and Pierre Joris

Université Libre de Bruxelles, International Poetry Lab 2013

Moving Back and Forth between Poetry and / as Translation
Nomadic Travels and Travails with Alice Notley and Pierre Joris

A two-day International Poetry Seminar with Alice Notley and Pierre Joris as keynote speakers.

THURSDAY, 7 November 2013

REGISTRATION opens at 9:00 am

9:30 – 9:45               Poetry Lab OPENING

9:45 – 10:45             KEYNOTE lecture by PIERRE JORIS (poet & translator, University at Albany, USA):

A Nomad Poetics Revisited: Poetry and Translation in a Global Age”

10:45 – 11:00            COFFEE

11:00 – 13:00            First Panel Session:

Translating Nomadics: Criss-Crossing between Impure Translation and Pure Hybridity

  • BAETENS, Jan (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium): “A Praise of Hybrid Purity”
  • VAN DER BENT, Jaap (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands): “‘My Life without Me’: The Impure Translations of Armand Robin”
  • BAKAITIS, Vyt (poet and translator, USA): “Baggage Carried On: Links of translation between Mandelstam and Celan, Celan and Joris”
  • EECKHOUT, Bart (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium): “Stevens, Claus, Shelley, Coetzee: A Nomadic Case Study about Poetic Translations and Cultural Transformations”

13:00 – 14:15            SANDWICH LUNCH

14:15 – 16:15            Second Panel Session:

The Nomadics of Dissent: Transforming Poetic Space and Mythical Place

  • HILSON, Jeff (University of Roehampton, UK): “‘How am I moving?’ Alice Notley’s Sonnets and Nomadic Form”
  • HAWTHORN, Ruth (University of Glasgow, UK): “‘Is that him dead or is that me?’: Alice Notley’s ‘disobedient’  elegiac mode”
  • HIX, Harvey (University of Wyoming, USA): “Alette Against the Sons-of-Bitches”
  • BROQUA, Vincent (Université de Paris Est, France): “The Counter-Poetics of Foreignness in Alice Notley’s Disobedience


16:15 – 16:30             COFFEE

16:30 – 18:30             Third Panel Session:

Fertile Chaos and Redemption: Conceptual Drift and Drifting Concepts

  • NIEUWLAND, Jeroen (Charles University, Prague/Berlin, Czech Republic/Germany): “No(n-)mad Poetics: Immanent Ethics of Conceptual Framings of the World”
  • LYONS, Kimberly (poet and publisher, USA): “‘something unknown/ a self that is not the one I know’: Reading Redemption in the Poetics of Pierre Joris and Alice Notley”
  • KONYALIAN-GRENIER, Arpine (poet, USA): “If It Weren’t for Love, Weren’t for Ethics, We Say, Spawned and Sired as if, at the Concession Stand, Cured of Speech”
  • PEKOVA, Olga (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic): “Survival of the Nomadic I in the ‘Post-Human’ Era: A me by Ondřej Buddeus”

18:30 – 20:00         Evening Break & DINNER


FRIDAY, 8 November 2013

REGISTRATION opens at 9:15 am

10:00 – 11:00         KEYNOTE Lecture by ALICE NOTLEY (poet, USA):

“The No Poetics: The Woman Who Counted Crossties”

11:00 – 11:15         COFFEE

11:15 – 12:45         Fourth Panel Session:

Broken Continuum and Reinvigorated Multiplicities: The Nomadics of Collective Being

  • SKOULDING, Zoë (Bangor University, UK): “‘& in ongoingness’ ‘of voices’: speech, song and citation in the poetry of Alice Notley and Pierre Joris”
  • DICK, Jennifer K. (Université de Haute Alsace, France): “Character and Allegory in Pierre Joris and Alice Notley’s Writing—Reading as a Nomadic Experience”
  • TARLO, Harriet (Sheffield Hallam University, UK): ““We are all in need of becoming archeologists of the morning after”: the implications of Pierre Joris’s nomadic poetics in, of and for the open field of ecopoetics”

12:45 – 14:00         SANDWICH LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30         Fifth Panel Session:

New York and Beyond: Nomadic Moving between Media New and Old

  • CARO, Jean-François & Camille PAGEARD (critics and publishers, France & Belgium): “Public Access Poetry, between Social Relationships and TV Performativity”
  • WATTS, Carol (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK): “‘Hold it on Inquiry:’ Moving from Descent of Alette to Songs and Stories of the Ghouls
  • KANE, Daniel (University of Sussex, UK): “Translating New York School Poetry into Punk Rock”

15:30 – 15:45         COFFEE

15:45 – 18:00         Sixth Panel Session:

Nomadic “Neglectorinos”: Remapping Reading Grids

  • BOSCHMAN, Robert (Mount Royal University, Canada): “Fwd: Urgent Email for Wystan and Louis re. Iceland 2013: The Melting Moment of a Stinted Age”
  • SØRENSEN, Bent (Aalborg University, Denmark): “Migrating the Light: Creating American Versions of Lucian Blaga’s Poetry from Impure German, French and Danish Translations”
  • VENIT, James (poet, Belgium & USA): “The Transgressive Nature of Poetry – Some Reflections on  Creative Reading and Writing”
  • BELLARSI, Franca (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium): “From Romantic Tree to Romantic Rhyzome: the ‘Proto-Nomadic’ Poetics of Blake and Keats.”
  • COCKELBERGH, Peter (poet, independent scholar and translator, Belgium): “Towards A Nomadic Scholarship: Moving Back and Forth between Alice Notley and Pierre Joris”

18:00 – 18:10         CLOSING REMARKS

18:10 – 18:30         LAST POETIC WORD to Alice NOTLEY and Pierre JORIS

followed by

19:45                     “VERRE DE L’AMITIE” and BANQUET DINNER for all speakers

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1 Response

  1. Poo says:

    Sheesh! I could get my 4-5 miles a day in just following you 2 around.

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