Avant-garde today? Lecture and master class with Marjorie Perloff

What are the recent developments within an artistic and literary avant-garde? Does it make sense to talk about a contemporary avant-garde? To what extent does the concept give us tools and vocabularies to understand recent developments within art and literature?

We are proud to welcome professor emerita, Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University to discuss her views on the notion of avant-garde in today’s literary and artistic landscape.

As one of our most prominent avant-garde scholars, Marjorie Perloff has influenced generations of students and younger scholars. While covering avant-garde writers and artists from most of the twentieth century in her rich body of work – from Gertrude Stein and John Cage to Susan Howe and Kenneth Goldsmith – Perloff has moved into the 21st century with books on sound poetry, conceptual literature, and other new and experimental genres.

Participants in the master class are expected to read a chapter by prof. Perloff, which will be circulated beforehand, and prepare a 5 minutes presentation of a research question related to their own work.

The lecture and master class are co-organized by the Dept. of Arts and Cultural Studies, the Dept. of English, Germanic and Roman Studies, the Dept. of Nordic Studies and Linguistics and the PhD school at the Faculty of Humanities.

Registration deadline (you receive the chapter by prof. Perloff after this): 30. November

Max. number of participants: 15.
Course date: 7 December, 2015.
13-14 pm: Avant-Garde Today? Lecture by professor emerita Marjorie Perloff
14.30-16.30 pm: Master class with Marjorie Perloff and Tania Ørum
Venue: KUA, room numbers to be announced
ECTS: 0,4