Poetry Reading

Sawyer Seminar at the University of Chicago, 2011-2012                               Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation      (Note: Audio recordings of 1 to 1 1/2 hours can take from seconds to several minutes to load.  While lectures are fully audible, the quality of follow-up discussions is variable.  You can either listen to audio recordings from the page that opens up when you click “listen here,” or (once that page is loaded) pause the recording and download the mp3 recording to your computer by using “save this page as” in your browser menu.)

“1948: Possibilities for Poetry”

Chair: Deborah Nelson, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                        Readings of English, French, German, and Polish poetry by:                                                    Rosanna Warren, Regents Park Visiting Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
David Wellbery, Professor, Germanic Studies, Comparative Literatures, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
Adam Zagajewski, Visiting Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

Poets: René Char, Eugenio Montale, Geoffrey Hill, Czeslaw Milosz, Tadeusz Rozewicz, Gottfried Benn, Bertolt Brecht                                                                                                               listen here

1948 “L’Avant-Monde Argument” Rene Char                                                                             1948 Botta-e-risposta-I-Eugenio-Montale                                                                                      1968 “September Song” Geoffrey Hill                                                                                           1945, 1951 “Farewell” & “Mittelbergheim” Czeslaw Milosz                                                      1948, 1955 “Survivor,” “Pigtail,” In the Middle of Life” Tadeusz Rozewicz                              1949 “Aus Allem etwas Machen” Bertolt Brecht                                                                          1948 “Statische Gedichte” Gottfried Benn


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