Bard College Berlin News
Laura Scuriatti to co-organize two workshops on “Rethinking Lyric Communities”
From the announcement: From the circulation of poetic forms across different languages and traditions around the globe, through the envisioning of national and transnational discursive communities, to the use of poetry in contemporary episodes of political resistance and its dissemination on social media, lyric poetry seems to be a privileged site for an inquiry into community formation and its politics. Various theoretical approaches cast poetry in this peculiar role, from French and French-oriented political philosophy, (exemplified in the famous exchange between Maurice Blanchot and Jean-Luc Nancy begun in the 1980s), to the reevaluations — in reader-response criticism as well as in postcolonial and decolonial studies — of poetry’s roots in orality and performance.
This workshop aims to bring the investigation of historical poetic communities into dialogue with recent developments in the theory of the lyric and in theories of community. While discussing a variety of poetic phenomena in modern European poetry that have been at the center of the critical debate — the poetics of the fragment, the unworking or désœuvrement of the work, the obscurity or polysemy of language, a change of aesthetic regime —, the workshop will also explore the lyric, in its longer history and transnational features, as a particular discursive mode that may offer alternative models of community formation.
These workshops are held in cooperation with ICI Berlin and Bard College Berlin with the support of the Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership.
For more information on the workshop at Christchurch College, Oxford >>
Registration for the Workshop at Christchurch College, Oxford University is due June 20, 2022.
To register email Francesco Giusti at [email protected].
For more information on the event at ICI >>
Registration is required and opens on June 21, 2022.
Post Date: 06-17-2022