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Friday, March 27 • 10:00am - 11:15am

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The techniques of transferring an image to a surface (or an image from one support to another) are part and parcel of the history of art, yet this international panel wishes to concentrate on the interrelations between the arts and poetry today, and namely on how poetry transfers visuality into page-based language. It will seek to discuss the tendencies of conceptual and post-conceptual writing to transfer the language of the arts to the language of poetry and, specifically, to the language of the page. This panel will also be a way to reassess and critique the problematic relationships between the arts and poetry in the most recent poetry: why and how does current poetry need to borrow the categories, the name, and the techniques of preexisting art movements? Questions of interest for this panel will be: how does poetry accommodate visual, definitional and linguistic transfers? How does poetry play with digital material (visual or otherwise) when it seeks to transfer it to the page? What does the visual space of a page mean to a poet today? And how does a book become a grammatical box? 

Frances Richard will revisit Lucy Lippard's essay "Escape Attempts" (1996), her critical look back at Conceptualism. Olivier Brossard will examine Morten Søndergaard's Wordpharmacy, and talk about the transformation of the space of the book into that of the book-object, transferring the poetic consideration of grammar to the language of the box. Vincent Broquawill examine the work of Robert Fitterman, Caroline Bergvall, Ellie Ga and Jena Osman and their many transfers from art shows, multimedia pieces to the page. Martin Glaz Serup will look into how documentary and pseudo-documentary strategies are applied concerning found material and how it is distributed on the page, in the works of Heimrad Bäcker, Åke Hodell and Esther Dischereit.

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Vincent Broqua

Professor / writer / translator, Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint Denis
Vincent Broqua is a Professor at Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint Denis. His research focuses on North-American experimental writing and arts. His book *A partir de rien: esthétique, politique et poétique de l'infime* was published in 2013. He is also a translator (David... Read More →


Olivier Brossard

Olivier Brossard is an Associate professor at Université de Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée, where he teaches North-American literature. He has written extensively on Frank O'Hara and many contemporary poets. He is a translator (David Antin, John Ashbery, Thalia Field, Frank O'Hara, Morten... Read More →
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Celia Galey-Gambier

Fulbright scholar, UC, San Diego
Celia Galey-Gambier is a doctoral candidate at Paris-Diderot University. Her research on Jackson Mac Low’s intermedial production focuses in particular on the question of performance. She is currently a Visiting Researcher at UC, San Diego as a Fulbright scholar, and lives in San... Read More →

Frances Richard

Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2013), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008). The Anarch. Film ... Read More →
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Martin Glaz Serup

Martin Glaz Serup lives in Copenhagen. He has published seven children’s books, several chapbooks, as well as seven collections of poetry, most recently Roman nights (2013, published in Sweden 2014), of which excerpts in English are published in Action Yes and Poetry Wales, and... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am PDT

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