Wish I was there…

Faculty of English

University of Cambridge

You are invited to The Judith E Wilson Poetry Lecture
by Charles Bernstein

a poetry reading / performance / talk, entitled
On Election Day (for Emma)
7 May 2009, 5.00 pm
Little Hall, Sigdwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue [UK]
Free entry. All welcome.


In conjunction with the lecture the following events will be taking
place in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English.
Free entry. All welcome.

Thursday 7 May 2009, 2 -4.00 pm.
The poetry of Charles Bernstein: talks and discussion
Allen Fisher, ‘Readdressing Constructivism and Conceptual Art: aspects
of work factured by Charles Bernstein’.
David Nowell-Smith, ‘Slurring the / unslurrable ; Satire and Subject in
“The Lives Of The Toll Takers”‘.
Redell Olsen, ‘Absorbing Dysraphism; strings attached: a reading of
Charles Bernstein’.

Friday 8 May, 2009
The Politics of Poetic Form: a symposium
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English

10.am. – 12.00 noon:
Drew Milne, ‘The persistence of poetic forms: from  lyric to text’
Ian Patterson, ‘Containers, pulses, lentil: Tel Quel, and Veronica  Forrest-Thomson’
Poetry readings / performances by Allen Fisher & Redell Olsen
2.00-4.00 pm:
Peter Middleton, ‘Dynamical Analogies: Charles Olson’s
poetics of energy’
David Ayers, ‘Literature and Revolution: The Politics of the Politics of
Poetic Form.’
Charles Bernstein: Response: The Attack of the Difficult Poems
Poetry readings / performances by Maggie O’Sullivan & Tom Raworth

All events funded by the Judith E Wilson Fund:
Enquries to: Drew Milne <agm3 — at — cam.ac.uk>


Also in the UK

Geoff Huff
Friday May 1
Ron Silliman
Saturday, May 2, 7:30 PM
The Text Festival
The Met Arts Centre
Market St, Bury
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 PM
Universty of Londn, Birkbeck, Room 101
30 Russell Square, London WC1
(reading & conversation)


Marjorie Perloff
at Oxford University
Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature

Unoriginal genius: constraint, concretism, citation

The lectures will be given in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, except the first lecture (5 May), which will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre.

Tue. 5 May: ‘Unoriginal genius and déjà dit: an introduction.’
Thur. 7 May: ‘Phantasmagorias of the marketplace: citational poetics in Benjamin’s Arcades Project.’
Tue. 12 May: ‘From avant-garde to digital: the legacy of Brazilian concrete poetry.’
Thur. 14 May: ‘Oulipian ideogrammatics: Charles Bernstein’s Poem Including History.’
Tue. 19 May: ‘ “The rattle of statistical traffic”: citation and found text in Susan Howe’s The Midnight.’
Thur. 21 May: ‘Towards a conceptual poetics: Caroline Bergvall’s Dante and Chaucer, Craig Dworkin’s ‘Legion’, Kenneth Goldsmith’s Traffic.’

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