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All events take place at the Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia (U of P).
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- 7:00 PM: Theorizing in Particular presents: Jean-Michel Rabate, speaking on "Kant, Lacan, and Sade."
A former student of Helene Cixous and of Jacques Derrida at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Rabate has written a thesis on Joyce, Pound and Hermann Broch. He has taught in Dijon, where he has been a Professor of English Literature for twelve years, in Paris, and in Montreal. He has published books on Pound (Language, Sexuality and Ideology in the Cantos), on Joyce (Authorized Reader, Joyce Upon the Void), on Beckett (Beckett avant Beckett), on Thomas Bernhard (Thomas Bernhard) and on a variety of problems connected with critical theory and the esthetics of modernism (La Beaute Amere', La Penultieme est morte, published in English as Ghosts of Modernity). He is also a Director for the College International de Philosophic (Paris). He recented edited the proceedings of Penn's 1994 conference Barthes After Barthes into a volume titled Writing the Image After Roland Barthes (UPenn Press 1997).
- 5:00 PM: Planning Committee Meeting
- 7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Federico Garcia Lorca and the Spanish Muse (1898-1998),a two-person performance piece on Federico Garcia Lorca on the centenary of his birth by Peter Krok and Emiliano Martin. Sponsored by the Modern Languages Program Lecture Series, the Kelly Writers House, and the Latin American Residential Program.
Peter Krok has been the Poetry Director of the Manayunk Art Center (MAC) for eight years. Known as the "Red Brick Poet," he has had more than 200 poems published since 1970. He has appeared on radio and done public speaking on a variety of topics such as Edgar Allen Poe, the value of libraries, Osip Mandelstam, inspiriation, Philadelphia and William Blake, and he has given numerous poetry readings throughout the Philadelphia area.
Emiliano Martin is a native of Spain now working in the United States. He is the author of numerous poems in the English language as well as in Spanish. Very active in the poetry community, he has presented his works on stage, radio, in schools, libraries, coffeehouses and art centers. His published books include The Legacy of a Poet, Words in Captivity, In the Wilderness, and Glazed by the Moon.
- 12:00-1:00 PM: Arts West meeting in the Arts Cafe
- 7:00 PM "Argument and Song: A Reading of Political Poetry" by the students of English 3, "The '30/'60/'90s: Poetry, Protest and Power in America." A mix of original work and work by other poets--demotic, inspiring, sharp and new. Featuring readings by Michele Caracappa, Sam Cox, Kathleen Culver, Melissa East, Josephine Gasiewski, Karly Grossman, Casey Jo Humbyrd, Roberto Kriete, Rob Levy, Zack Lodmer, Sharon Male, Devin McGlynn, John Primerano, Jared Simon, Joyce Tang, and Christina Van Wert.
- 8:00 PM Artist Guild Movie Night in Room 202
- Celebration of the Professor of the Year award!
- 9:00 PM: The G.C. Band
- 5:15-7:15 Penn and Pencil Club, a staff writing workshop
- 7:00-9:00 PM Alumni Writers Series presents Loretta Barrett.
Loretta Barrett is a literary agent who will hold a workshop on publishing your work
Co-sponsored with the School of Arts and Sciences
- 7:00 PM: Theorizing in Particular presents Susan Stewart, speaking on "Proust's Turn Against Nostalgia."
Susan Stewart is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, a poet, and critic. She teaches the history of lyric poetry, aesthetics and the philosophy of literature, and cultural studies. Her works of poetry are Yellow Stars and Ice (Princeton U. Press), The Hive (U. of Georgia Press), and, most recently, The Forest, University of Chicago Press. She has also published three books of criticism: Nonsense (Johns Hopkins U. Press), On Longing (Duke U. Press), and Crimes of Writing (Oxford U. Press and Duke U. Press). Her current research project is a study of the five senses in relation to the history of the lyric. Professor Stewart is the recipient of two grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a Lila Wallace Individual Writer's Award. In 1997 she was named a MacArthur Fellow.
- 5:00-7:00 PM: Medieval Hebrew Poetry Slam
- 8:00-10:00 PM Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes, an open mic performance night
- 6:00 PM Philly Talks presents Bruce Andrews and Rod Smith.
Bruce Andrews was the co-editor of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine. He is the author of over fifteen books, including Ex Why Zee: Performance Texts, Collaborations with Sally Silvers, Word Maps, Bricolage and Improvisation (Roof Books), and I Don't have Any Paper So Shut Up (or, Social Romanticism) (Sun and Moon), and the forthcoming Designated Heartbeat. His collected essays is titled Paradise and Method: Poetics & Praxis (Northwestern University).
Rod Smith is the editor of Aerial magazine. The last issue of Aerial features responses to the work of Barrett Watten. The forthcoming issue will feature responses to the work of Bruce Andrews. Rod is author of numerous chapbooks, including Lack (Potes and Poets), and the book In Memory of My Theories. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Reading followed by conversation and dinner. RSVP required for dinner.
- End of Fall Term Classes
- 2:00-3:00PM: Laughing Hermit reading series, hosted by Robin Hiteshew, presents Deb Burnham. Deb Burnham was born in Ohio and currently works at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first collection Anna and the Steel Mill (Texas Tech University Press, 1995) won the first book award of the press. She chairs the summer writing program at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. Her work has appeared in several journals and she has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- 3:00-5:00 PM: Saturday Reading Cooperative End-of-Semester Reading with Parents!
- 7:00 PM: Celebration of the Philadelphia Publishing Project, founded by Gil Ott, and the first book from the Project, Linh Dinh's Drunkard Boxing! The Philadelphia Publishing Project, coordinated by Singing Horse Press, responds to the need for national exposure for emerging writers living in the Philadelphia area.
Recordings of this event that are made available as part of the PENNsound project can be found here.
- From noon today ...
- ... Until noon today: 24 Hour Writing Advising at Writers House!
- 9:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Michael Gamer's Writing Class Reads (by invitation only)
- 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.: Reading given by Rebekah Grossman's Creative Writing Class (invitation only)
- Beginning of Final Examinations
- 7:00-9:00 PM: Book Bazaar at Writers House! New and used books for sale at crazily affordable prices. Coordinated by Writers House librarian Sharon Male. Part of Go West! Go International! Third Thursdays.
- Fall Semester Ends
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