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Upcoming US talks on Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media

kelly writers houseOver the next couple of weeks, I’m giving a number of talks related to Make It the Same in various US cities, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. If you happen to be nearby, I’d love to see you there. Here are the details:

Monday, November 18, 5 to 6:30pm, Barker Center, Thompson Room, 12 Quincy Street, Harvard University: “From ‘Make It New’ to ‘Make It the Same’: The Poetry of Repetition in an Age of Global Media”

Tuesday, November 19, 6 to 7:30pm, IRWGS Seminar Room, 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University: “World Iterature: The Work of Poetry in the Age of Global Media”

Wednesday, November 20, 12pm to 1:30pm, Kelly Writers House, 3806 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania: “Poetry and Global Media,” a lunchtime discussion about Make It the Same with Jo Park and Kevin Platt. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, November 21, 4 to 5:30pm, Department of Comparative Literature, 1010 East 59th Street, Classics 116, University of Chicago: an informal discussion and Q&A session on Make It the Same with Haun Saussy. Drinks and nibbles provided.

Friday, November 22, 2 to 3:30pm, Bunche Hall 10383, UCLA: “Make It the Same: Rethinking Cultural Relation through Sinophone and Anglophone Translation Poetry”

And finally on Tuesday, November 26, I’m giving a paper at the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies 2019 Convention in San Francisco. The title of my paper is “Modernist and Conceptualist Legacies in Contemporary Russian and US Avant-gardes” and it is a contribution to a panel on “The Media Politics of Russian Digital Poetry” organized by Dirk Uffelmann and Henrieke Stahl as part of the DFG Project “Lyric in Transition.”


Published by Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is associate professor in English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media (Columbia University Press, 2019), A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham University Press, 2012), and of numerous essays, which have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, Slavic Review, and The China Quarterly.

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