'Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text, Cognition' Lecture

29 April 2009


The Poetry Beyond Text research team (University of Dundee and University of Kent) would like to invite you to a project launch lecture at the University of Kent. The lecture, which is co-hosted by the Centre for Modern European Literature in the School of European Culture and Languages, will be followed by a wine reception.

Monday 11th May 2009, 3pm, Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent

AHRC 'Beyond Text' Project: 'Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text, Cognition' Lecture / Centre for Modern European Literature Distinguished Lecture


'From Avant-Garde to Digital'

Marjorie PerloffProfessor Perloff is Emeritus Professor of English at Stanford University and Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Southern California. A noted literary critic, Perloff has published widely on twentieth-century poetry and poetics, particularly in relation to modernism, postmodernism and the avant-garde. She has written a staggering 13 books, which include: 'Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of New Media' (University of Chicago Press, 1994), 'Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary' (University of Chicago Press, 1999), 'The Futurist Movement: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture'  (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and 'The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir' (New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2004) and the highly acclaimed and influential '21st Century Modernism: The "New" Poetics' (Wiley-Blackwell, 2002).




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