POETRY TODAY

POETRY TODAY

Seminar, October 20-21, 2009.

Poetry Today, Seminar, October 20-21, 2009. A collaboration between The Nordic Department, The Department of Language, Literature and Culture, The Department of Aesthetic Studies, The Doctoral School in Arts and Aesthetics and Verbale Puppiller.

VENUE: AARHUS UNIVERSITY BUILDING 1451, ROOM 120 (IN THE NOBEL PARK), JENS CHR. SKOUSVEJ 3, 8000 AARHUS C.

>PROGRAM<

PROGRAM

ProgramPosted by Mathias Kokholm Tue, October 06, 2009 11:53:06
20TH OF OCTOBER
12.30 – 12.45: Welcome

12.45 – 13.30: Charles Bernstein: HEARING VOICES
13.30 – 13.45: Discussion

13.45–14.30:Dominic Rainsford: READING BY FRACTIONS: SOME OF ROBERT LOWELL’S SONNETS
14.30 – 14.45: Discussion

14.45 – 15.30: Lunch & Coffee

15.30 – 16.15: Jean-Marie Gleize: OÙ VONT LES CHIENS?
16.15 – 16.30: Discussion

21ST OF OCTOBER
10.15 – 11.00: Frank Kjørup: POETIC MOVEMENT
11.00 – 11.15: Discussion

11.15 – 12.00: Eva Müller-Zettelmann: LYRIC STORY-TELLING
12.00 – 12.15: Discussion

12.15 – 13.00: Lunch & Coffee

13.00 – 13.30: Lis Møller: THE NEWNESS OF POETRY
13.30 – 13.45: Discussion

13.45 – 14:45: Panel Discussion: POETIC ECONOMY
- feat. Audun Lindholm & Marianne Ping Huang


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Poetry has traditionally enjoyed a privileged position within literary studies in grade school, upper secondary school and at the universities. Even though literature departments at many universities today seem to embrace issues of multiculturalism and globalisation, the production of poetry proliferates. The aim of this seminar is threefold, inquiring into: what kind of poetry is written today and how is it distributed? From a critical point of view, which reading strategies are fecund when approaching (contemporary as well as canonical) poetry? And finally, what is the specific force of poetry? What will be missed in its absence? Distinguished scholars from various countries and dis- ciplines have been invited to reflect on these pivotal matters.