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Concert: Music/Words series, Mark Levine and Inna Faliks, Pianoforte Foundation, May 1

Mark Levine, a member of the Permanent Faculty in Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of Debt (1993), Enola Gay (2000) and The Wilds (2006), will appear with pianist Inna Faliks on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00, in a series called Music/Words at the Pianoforte Foundation, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio 825.  Faliks will play works by Schubert, Beethoven, and a piece written for her by contemporary composer Ljva Zhurbin, and Levine will read from a new work, Rue Dementia.

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Vladimir Gandelsman, Chicago Russian Literary Salon, [April 16]

Чикагский литературный салон Presents:

Новости от Аллы Дехтяр:
Чикагский литературный салон ПРЕДСТАВЛЯЕТ:

В СУББОТУ, 16-го апреля, в 6 часов вечера, я приглашаю вас вместе со мной праздновать мою попытку повзрослеть и то, без чего взросление, на мой взгляд, невозможно – поэзию. У вас в гостях будет один из прекраснейших русских поэтов, автор 16-ти поэтических сборников и неисчислимого количества переводов и статей, обозреватель радио «Свобода» ВЛАДИМИР ГАНДЕЛЬСМАН. Я не знаю, нужно ли что-то еще говорить: поэт приезжает в Чикаго в ПЯТЫЙ раз, трижды он выступал в Салоне, в каждый приезд собирая огромное количество любителей поэзии. Да и трудно мне ровным голосом рассказывать о человеке, чьё творчество я страстно люблю. В течении многих лет Гандельсман является моим “главным” поэтом, бесконечно даря моей душе самые необходимые и точные слова в каждый значительный момент жизни. Ну, а если занять у других… В рецензии на одну из двух последних книг Гандельсмана, «Ода одуванчику», критик Леонид Костюков пишет: «Конечно, и до “Оды одуванчику” было стыдно писать никакие стихи и невнятные эссе, издавать недопеченные книги. Теперь стало еще стыднее»…
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Те, кому творчество поэта не очень хорошо знакомо, — посмотрите эти странички:

Страница на «Вавилоне» – http://www.vavilon.ru/texts/prim/gandelsman0.html

Личная страница – http://pages.sbcglobal.net/vladimirgandelsman/index.html

Для тех, кто пропустил – три года назад ВГ приезжал читать мою любимую книгу, вот эту –
http://www.stosvet.net/union/Gand/

Совместная с Александром Генисом передача “Американский час” на радио «Свобода» –
http://www.svobodanews.ru/author/331.html

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Читайте, готовьте вопросы… будем слушать новые стихи, разговаривать, а еще… а еще мы с поэтом будем… МЫ БУДЕМ… Нет, я не скажу вам что мы будем делать с поэтом, это будет сюрприз, и я надеюсь, что он вас порадует. А пока почитайте вот это:
http://www.odnako.org/magazine/material/show_9205/

Все, дальше все знакомо:

1. СУББОТА, 16 апреля, 6 часов вечера;

2. АДРЕС: 8950 Gross Point Road, Skokie, помещение Computer Systems Institute. Паркинг вокруг здания института и на соседних улицах;
2. $20/$10 students with ID
3. По порыву сердца: угощение себе и ближнему.

До встречи!

Алла

P.S. Друзья мои! Вы все, конечно же, понимаете, правда, что мы все-таки празднуем ПОЭЗИЮ – и единственным желанным подарком для меня будет ваш приход и ваша поддержка поэзии и поэта – за что я вам всем и всегда бесконечно благодарна! Ну, разве что что-нибудь вкусненькое для нашего прекраснейшего антракта… :)

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Poetry Reading: Slovenian poet Ales Steger, Rosenwald 405, March 31

You are cordially invited to

a poetry reading by a Slovenian poet Ales Steger

Thursday, March 31, at 4:30PM

Rosenwald 405

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Poetry & Poetics Workshops

Below you’ll find the spring schedule for the Poetry & Poetics Workshop. Please mark these dates on your calendar! Workshops customarily take place on Mondays at 4:30 PM in Rosenwald 405. The spring quarter is chock-a-block with tantalizing poetics offerings, and we hope to see you at as many of these discussions as you can make it to.

For more information, please contact Joel Calahan at [calahan@uchicago.edu].

All papers will be available one week in advance of the workshop for download from our website (see above for link).

Spring 2011 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

March 28 | Erin Nerstad | Department of English

April 11 | Lev Blumenfeld | Department of Linguistics, Carleton University

April 25 | Michelle Clayton| Department of Comparative Literature, University of California-Los Angeles

May 9 | Dustin Simpson | Department of Comparative Literature

May 23 | Victoria Somoff | Department of Russian Language & Literature, Dartmouth University

June 6 | Don Fette | Department of Comparative Literature

Poetry & Poetics Workshop, alternating Mondays, 4:30 PM, Rosenwald 405

The Poetry and Poetics Workshop provides a forum for all those members of the University devoted to the study of poetry, be they graduate students, faculty, or poets. The workshop is committed to historical and formal engagement with poetry in all languages and across all periods, welcoming comparative work, as well as work that issues from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Beyond this core concern, we also value poetics broadly construed, including theories of the principles of creation, technique and composition in literary texts and, by extension, visual art, cinema and other art forms. Graduate students from any field are especially encouraged to present essays and dissertation chapters at the workshop.

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Course: Russian Experimental Poetry. Daria Khitrova, Spring Quarter

28903/38903. Russian Experimental Poetry. D. Khitrova. Spring 2011.

The ground this course intends to cover stretches across the long story of Russian poetry from its past to its Futurism, and is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It focuses on the poetic experiment, yes this does not imply that we will be looking necessarily at enigmatic and difficult poetry and texts. In a sense, every poem is an experiment, a unique balancing act between sounds and meaning, the line and the sentence, between the verbal, the graphic and the musical. Some of them become too classical with time to preserve their sense of novelty and freshness. We will read various poems from different ages to restore their initial experimental stance. We will not only read poems, we will also listen to them as one does to the music and look at them as one does at visual objects.  We will use Russian for our readings and discussions in order to get a better sense both of poetry and of the language it was written in.

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“The Poetics of Iterative Narrative and the Miracle of Involuntary Memory in Dostoevsky‘s ‘The Peasant Marei’,” Jennifer Flaherty, Poetry & Poetics Workshop, February 28

Remaining Winter 2011 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

·         February 28 | Jennifer Flaherty

“The Poetics of Iterative Narrative and the Miracle of Involuntary Memory in Dostoevsky‘s ‘The Peasant Marei’”

For more information or to inquire about presenting, please contact Joel Calahan at [calahan@uchicago.edu].

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Reading: Czeslaw Milosz’s Luminous Things, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, January 21

1/21/11, 6-7 p.m. Fullerton Hall (Art Institute)
Free

Seeing Things Event

Novelist Czeslaw Milosz’s classic anthology of Luminous Things serves as a source for celebrating poems about “things” from ancient Chinese sages to 20th-century American William Carlos Williams. Live music complements the art images and poems read by Goodman Theatre actors.

Cosponsored by the Poetry Foundation.

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Conference: Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future, May 20-21

May 20-21st

Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future

Details: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/historicalpoetics/

This spring CEERES will co-sponsor the conference “Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future.” Organized by Profs. Boris Maslov (UofC), Lina Steiner (UofC) and Michael Kunichika (NYU), the conference is intended as a forum in which to reflect upon the methodological potential of Historical Poetics in the wake of New Historicism.

Since the mid-1980s, the intersections of history and the arts have provided a focal point for much exciting work in the Humanities, often identified with New Historicism. At a time of the sustained deployment of historical approaches to the study of the arts, our conference will seek to supplement the new-historicist emphasis on the proximate sociocultural and political context with attention to phenomena that belong to the longue durée of literary history and history of art, such as the formation and evolution of devices, genres, styles, artistic systems and literary fields.

These issues lie at the center of Historical Poetics – an approach to literary history and the history of culture pioneered by Alexander Veselovsky (1838-1906) that has supplied the theoretical basis for the work of major 20th c. Russian literary theorists and historians, including Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Olga Freidenberg, and Mikhail  L. Gasparov.

In particular, the symposium will consider several theoretical hypotheses: that literary form is often central to maintaining and disseminating cultural meaning in space and time; that literary-historical inquiry contains a possible synthesis for contextualist approaches and those which are predicated on the immanence of literary phenomena; and lastly, that a historically grounded theoretical approach to literary praxis may productively engage with a set of questions which other methods (such as aesthetics, Marxism, and psychoanalysis) have sought to answer in universalist terms.

The conference will take place at the University of Chicago, from May 20-21, 2011. For more details please see the conference website:

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/historicalpoetics/

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Conference: Chopin and Paderewski 2010 International Conference, Loyola University Chicago, November 12-13

The multiple goals of the conference are: to explore Fryderyk Chopin as a composer, a master of Romantic music, and patriot; to look at Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a pianist, composer, philanthropist, diplomat, politician, and the third Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland; and to place Chopin, Paderewski, and Polish independence in the context of American and world culture and politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Please visit www.chopin-paderewski.org/loyola.htm for more information.

Participants include over twenty international scholars, poets, professors, critics,
musicians, performers, and historians.

Lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

P R O G R A M
&  S C H E D U L E

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lectures at Loyola Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor
http://luc.edu/polishstudies

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Boguslaw Raba PhD, Musicologist, University of Wroclaw
Between Romanticism and Modernism, Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Compositional Oeuvre

Richard Dyer PhD, Music Critic and Lecturer
Paderewski on the Radio – Rare Recordings

10:45 –11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Maja Trochimczyk PhD, Musicologist, Independent Scholar, Poet, Translator
The Image of Paderewski: An Archangel, Idol, Statesman

Irena Poniatowska, PhD, Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw
President of the Programming Board of The Fryderyk Chopin National Institute
Chopin and Paderewski – Two Artistic and Patriotic Attitudes

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

2:00 – 3:00

Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn PhD, Lecturer, Visiting Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
I. J. Paderewski and the Zakopane Connection

Malgorzata Perkowska-Waszek PhD, Musicologist, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
The Muses and Ladies of Ignacy Jan Paderewski

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Documentary Film: Ignacy Jan Paderewski – zarys biografii (I. J. Paderewski – An Outline of His Biography), Andrzej Chiczewski, Director, 1999 (83 min)
Introduction, commentary and Q&A session with Zbigniew Banas, Lecturer, Loyola University; Film Critic
and Translator

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Benefit Piano Recital by Jan Milosz Lisiecki (Chicago Debut) and lecture by Dr. Richard Dyer;
The Newberry Library, Chicago. Advance reservations required; www.chopin-paderewski.org


Saturday, November 13

Lectures at Loyola Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor
http://luc.edu/polishstudies

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Malgorzata Kot, Head Librarian, The Polish Museum of America
Paderewski at The Polish Museum of America in Chicago (PMA)

Teresa Kaczorowska PhD, Author, Poet, Journalist; Academia Europaea Sarbieviana, Ciechanow
Relations Between Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Mieczyslaw Haiman, Founder of the PMA,
and the Creation of the Paderewski Room

Halina Misterka, Archivist, The Polish Museum of America
I. J. Paderewski Documents at the PMA Archives

Geraldine Balut Coleman PhD, The Polish Museum of America Board of Directors
Renovation of the Paderewski Room at The Polish Museum of America 2007-2009

10:45- 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
I. J. Paderewski: The Chicago Connection

Dr. Dominik Pacyga, Urban Historian, Columbia College, Author
Introduction: Growth of Chicago between 1890-1910

Victoria Granacki, Historic Preservation Consultant, Author of “Chicago’s Polish Downtown”
Highlights and Visual Presentation of Paderewski’s Musical, Political, and Philanthropic Activities
in Chicago


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Mira Creech PhD, Historian, Author and Translator
Ignacy Jan Padarewski and His International Connection for the Service of Poland and World Peace

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Stan Bernacki, Founder of The Paderewski Association
Paderewski Artifacts and the Polish American History Depository

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse
Poetry reading featuring George Bodmer, Sharon Chmielarz, Diane DeCillis, David, Gretchen Fletcher, Katrin Talbot, Maja Trochimczyk; musical interlude by Kathabela Wilson and Rick Wilson playing Chopin on rare historic flutes

7:30 p.m.

Concert at Mundelein Center Auditorium, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Presented by:
Loyola University Department of Fine & Performing Arts Faculty Members: Haysun Kang, Anthony Molinaro, Cameron Smith, and HingHuan Xu
The LIRA Ensemble, Artists-in-Residence, Loyola University Chicago
Pawel Checinski, Pianist

Please Make reservations at LUC.tix.com or call Box Office 773-508-3847

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Poetry Reading: Matvei Yankelevich and Barry Schwabsky at Myopic Books, April 25

Writer/poet Matvei Yankelevich will be in Chicago on April 25 to read from his new book, “Boris by the Sea,” and from a new (unpublished) long poem.

Time: Sunday, April 25 7:00pm
Location: Myopic Books (1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue)

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/matvei.yankelevich#!/event.php?eid=110347525668979&ref=mf

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