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UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES: WRITING, LANDSCAPE, RESISTANCE 9-10 MAY

UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES: WRITING, LANDSCAPE, RESISTANCE 9-10 MAY

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY

WORKSHOP: WRITING & RESISTANCE

5:30-7pm, R3.41 Ramphal

Professor Stephen Collis will discuss the role poetry has played in his environmental activism, specifically in resistance to Canadian tar sands mining, extraction and transport, and alongside members of the Critical Environments group will lead a workshop on writing and activism.

(In the same time slot, Dr. Patrick Barron will lead a seminar on translation with MA in Literary Translation students. For more information, please contact Dr. Chantal Wright.)

THURSDAY 10 MAY

PERFORMANCE: WARWICK THURSDAYS 

1:30-2:30pm, Writers Room, Millburn House

Professors Stephen Collis and Patrick Barron will give a reading (of original poetry, prose, and translation) and discuss their creative work.

SEMINAR: UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES

4-6pm, R2.41 Ramphal

Professors Stephen Collis and Patrick Barron will briefly present creative and critical work around landscapes of the Anthropocene—threatened, enclosed, abandoned, occupied, reclaimed, irrevocably humanized more-than-human commons—and lead a discussion about the new kinds of solidarity and resources called forth in and through environmental writing in a time of accelerated climate change and intensified pressure on the planetary commons. Professors Collis and Barron have provided the following texts for participants to read in advance of the seminar, though this reading is not required for participation.

Stephen Collis: "Manifesto of the Biotariat," "Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands"
Patrick Barron: An Assemblage of Passages by Gianni Celati; from Verso la foce (Towards the River’s Mouth), by Gianni Celati; from Paesaggio Italiano

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ABOUT THE VISITORS

Stephen Collis’s many books of poetry include The Commons (Talon Books 2008; 2014), On the Material (Talon Books 2010—awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), DECOMP (with Jordan Scott—Coach House 2013), and Once in Blockadia (Talon Books 2016—nominated for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature). He has also written two books of literary criticism, on poets Susan Howe and Phyllis Webb, a book of essays on the Occupy Movement, and a novel. Almost Islands is a forthcoming memoir, and a long poem, Sketch of a Poem I Will Not Have Written, is in progress. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.

Patrick Barron is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, where he co-directs the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and teaches courses in environmental literature, translation studies, and poetry. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Program, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include Terrain Vague: Interstices at the Edge of the Pale (Routledge); Haiku for a Season, Haiku per una stagione, by Andrea Zanzotto (Chicago); The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto (Chicago); and Italian Environmental Literature: An Anthology (Italica). A critical edition of Gianni Celati's Towards the River's Mouth (Lexington) is forthcoming in 2019.

For further INFORMATION about any of these events, please contact Dr. Jonathan Skinner: J.E.Skinner@warwick.ac.uk

Fri 27 Apr 2018, 14:45 | Tags: Public Event, English

UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES: WRITING, LANDSCAPE, RESISTANCE 9-10 MAY

UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES: WRITING, LANDSCAPE, RESISTANCE 9-10 MAY

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY

WORKSHOP: WRITING & RESISTANCE

5:30-7pm, R3.41 Ramphal

Professor Stephen Collis will discuss the role poetry has played in his environmental activism, specifically in resistance to Canadian tar sands mining, extraction and transport, and alongside members of the Critical Environments group will lead a workshop on writing and activism.

(In the same time slot, Dr. Patrick Barron will lead a seminar on translation with MA in Literary Translation students. For more information, please contact Dr. Chantal Wright.)

For further information about this event, please contact Dr. Jonathan Skinner: J.E.Skinner@warwick.ac.uk

Fri 27 Apr 2018, 14:43 | Tags: Public Event

Prof Stephen Shapiro - Frontline #1: The Power of Direct Action + The Legacy of ACT UP

Prof Stephen Shapiro will be on a public panel for this event - Frontline #1: The Power of Direct Action + The Legacy of ACT UP

Full details can be found in the following link:

https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/frontline-1-power-direct-action-legacy-act

 

Mon 09 Apr 2018, 14:19 | Tags: Public Event, Media

Stone upon Stone: Land, Labour and Consciousness in World-Literary Perspective. A talk by Professor Neil Lazarus from the English and Comparative Literature Department.

Thursday 7th December 6:15pm - 7:15 pm S0.11

Have you ever wondered where the contemporary field of academic research is heading? What new ideas and concepts are being explored, what theories are being formulated? How Warwick contributes to the academic conversation?

This new series of talks by undergraduate research journal 'Warwick Uncanny: Journal of Literature, Theory and Modernity' aims to provide an answer to those questions. We will ask academics you might be familiar with - they might be one of your seminar tutors, or one of your lecturers - to talk about their current research projects. This way, you can get a glimpse of what the academic universe looks like beyond the scope of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

*** Light refreshments will be provided. We will be accepting donations - your spare change can help us fund our future events! ***

Join us for our second event, meet the Warwick Uncanny team and ask us any questions you might have about undergraduate research.

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 16:42 | Tags: Publication, Conference, Undergraduate, Staff, Research, Public Event, English

Warwick announces the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by American translator Susan Bernofsky and published by Portobello Books, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_announces_the

Thu 16 Nov 2017, 13:47 | Tags: Prizes, awards, long / shortlist, Public Event, Media

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