1. Ammiel Alcalay & Fanny Howe | 2014-2015 Lannan Readings and Talks Series


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    Former Lannan Poetics Chairs Ammiel Alcalay and Fanny Howe read at 8:00 PM in Copley Formal Lounge. Introduction by Lannan Center Director Carolyn Forché and former Director Mark McMorris.

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    • untitled part 2: beauty and the east


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      Jayce Salloum, 50:15, orig. format DVM, former Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovenia), Austria, USA, Canada, 2003 (1999) The second part in a series of attempts at concretizing the notion of interstitiality, this videotape addresses issues of nationalism & the nation state, polarities of time, alienation, the refusal & construction of political identities, ethno-fascism, the body as object & metaphor, agents, monsters & abjectness, subjective affinities, and objective trusts. Material was taped while leaving home, arriving in New York and Vienna, then moving through the former Yugoslavia (stopping in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Belgrade, and Skopje) shortly after the NATO bombing. The subjects conversing come from a range of constituencies; migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, residents (permanent and transient), students, workers, and cultural producers recounting experience, locating sites, shifts, events, and the theorizing and accounting of the issues at stake, and associated ambient imagery forming specific histories of locations, and locations of histories at the intersection of cultures in this/these particular place(s) and time(s). The speakers are framed closely, creating a complicity with and acknowledgement of the ongoing framing/mediation. Boris Buden, Marina Grzinic, Eda Cufer, Renata Salecl, Dunja Blazevic, Zarana Papic, Slavica Indzevska, Mihajlo Acimovic, Ella Shohat, Ammiel Alcalay, and Carmen Aguirre amongst others are featured. Moving landscapes and cityscapes are used to materialize the verbal and localize the discourse through levels of physicality, materiality and immateriality.

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      • State of Translation: Trends in Innovative Publishing


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        What is the state of translation in the US and abroad? How has it changed in the last decade, and what is the political and cultural significance of those shifts? What role do small presses and innovative publishing methods take in changing the landscape of what is translated and read? Noted US translators Ammiel Alcalay (Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY; translator of Semezdin Mehmedinović), Susan Bernofsky (Queens College; Chair of the PEN Translation Committee), Esther Allen (Baruch College; author of To Be Translated or Not To Be, a report on translation and globalization), Eliot Weinberger (Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borges) will be joined in discussion by translator, poet and publisher Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Croatian translators, poets and publishers Ivan Herceg and Damir Šodan (also a translator for the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague). Moderated by Ana Božičević (The Graduate Center, CUNY). This event is in connection with the 2012 Chapbook Festival. For a full program, please visit the website here.

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        • Ammiel Alcalay: 09/29/2010


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          Ammiel Alcalay presentation at the School of Visual Arts MFA Art Criticism and Writing Program: "To Write a Republic": Experience, Heroism, and Poetics in the National Security State.

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