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NYU Poetics and Theory Conference THIS SATURDAY

We are pleased to invite you to Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, a Poetics and Theory/Comparative Literature Workshop sponsored by the Humanities Initiative. Time: Saturday, March 3rd, 10:30AM-5:00PM. Place: the Great Room, 19 University Place, New York University.

10:30 Opening Remarks

Lauren Shizuko Stone, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Barbara Natalie Nagel

Paul Fleming (Cornell), Coquetry without End: Six Theses on Flirtation (Simmel)
Respondent: Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz (NYU)

John Hamilton (Harvard), The Luxury of Self-Destruction: Flirting with Mimesis with Roger Caillois
Respondent: Sage Anderson (NYU)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

Rüdiger Campe (Yale), Rhetoric’s Flirtation with Literature, from Aristotle to Quintilian: the Epideictic Genre
Respondent: Arne Höcker (NYU)

Elisabeth Strowick (Johns Hopkins), Life is a Flirtation: Felix Krull (T. Mann)
Respondent: Lauren Shizuko Stone (NYU)

3:00-3:30 Coffee break

Jacques Lezra (NYU), Doing it as the Beasts Do (Jensen, Freud)
Respondent: Barbara Natalie Nagel (NYU)

Barbara Vinken (LMU/NYU), Frill and Flirtation. Femininity in the Public Space
Respondent: Erica Weitzman (NYU)

Poetics & Theory Dirk Quadflieg Seminar & Lecture Postponed

The Quadflieg seminar originally scheduled for this Monday, March 5, has been postponed until March 19. The Quadflieg lecture originally scheduled for March 8th has been postponed until March 20.

There are also a few other changes in our original P&T Feb-April event schedule. Please see changes in GREEN below.

Also: Don’t forget the Anachronic Shakespeare conference this Saturday!


February, March and April 2012

The following events are sponsored by the Poetics and Theory Program — with financial and moral support from the Department of Comparative Literature.

· Tuesday, February 14 4-6:00pm Shira Wolosky

Hebrew University

Lecture: “Transcendence and Poetics: Levinas and Robert Frost”

19 University Place, Great Room (1st floor)

· Friday, February 24th – Saturday, February 25th

Conference: Anachronic Shakespeare

100 Washington Square East/Silver Center, Jurow Hall (1st floor)

See http://complit.as.nyu.edu/page/events for program details.

· Saturday, March 3rd


“Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction”

19 University Place, Great Room (1st floor) All day

See http://complit.as.nyu.edu/page/events for program details.

· Monday, March 19th 6:30-8:30pm SEMINAR with Dirk Quadflieg

Goethe University & Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Philosophy, Columbia University

“Reification: Lukacs and Honneth” (readings TBA)

19 University Place, room 223

NOTE: Seating is limited! Come early!

· Tuesday, March 20th 4-6:00pm LECTURE with Dirk Quadflieg “Reification”

19 University Place, Great Room

· Monday, March 26th 6-8:00pm Kiarina Kordela

Macalester College

Seminar: “Spinoza’s Resistence” (readings TBA)

19 University Place, Great Room (1st floor)

· Monday, April 2nd 6-8:00pm Katrin Trüstedt

University of Erfurt

Lecture: “Translation, Transference and Sublation in The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare – Hegel – Derrida”

19 University Place, Great Room (1st floor)

Elizabeth Bishop Centennial Conference: This Thursday and Friday (12/1; 12/2) at Gallatin

To the NYU and NYC Community:


Co-organized by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Poetry Society of America, with the support of the NYU Humanities Initiative.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place


6-6:45 pm: Seeing Elizabeth Bishop, by Eric Karpeles

7-8:30 pm: Bishop in Brazil Screening & Discussion, by Helena Blaker, Brett Millier, Barbara Page, and Lloyd Schwartz, with Alice Quinn

FRIDAY, 12/1

1-2:30 pm: Elizabeth Bishop and Modern Art, by William Benton and Peggy Samuels, with Lisa Goldfarb

3-4:30 pm: Editors’ Roundtable, by Joelle Biele, Saskia Hamilton, Lloyd Schwartz and Thomas Travisono, with Jonathan Galassi

5-6pm: Gallatin Poet/Poetry Teacher and Student Poetry Reading, by Emily Fragos, Scott Hightower, and students Jacqueline Allen, Emma Behnke, Stephanie Rodas and Luke Vargas

6:30-8 pm: Celebratory Poetry Reading, by Frank Bidart, John L. Koethe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Maureen McLane, Mark Strand and Jean Valentine

RSVP & questions: WP Coordinator Molly Kleiman, mollykleiman@nyu.edu

Jennifer Celestin Performs at El Museo del Barrio this Saturday, 10/15

Draper student Jennifer Celestin will be performing alongside multilinguall poets and writers at El Museo del Barrio this weekend, as part of an event celebrating the Day of the Dead. More information about the event is below, and also available on the museum website, here: http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/speak-mis-raices-no-han-muerto-my-roots-are-not-dead


SPEAK UP! Mis raíces no han muerto (My Roots are not Dead)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
El Teatro
Admission: Free

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs hosts a night of multilingual verse, narrative, indigenous song and innovation in celebration of Day of the Dead. Throughought the evening, these poets will showcase the many roots that thrive in our blood memory. Special guests include Odi Gonzales, Mónica de la Torre, Soni Moreno, Jennifer Celestin with short films from the project “Son Siglos” by poet and filmmaker Marco Villalobos.

Romanticist Reading Group – 9/29 Event

The NYU English Department’s Romanticist Reading Group cordially invites you to its first meeting of the semester on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30 to 8 pm:

Romanticism and the Visionary Poetry

Location: The Silver Building, Room 507

Time: 6:30 – 8 pm

Wine and Snacks will be served

We will examine selections from William Blake and S.T. Coleridge and begin the discussion with a talk about the Visual, the Visions and the Visionary in Romantic Poetry. If interested, please email Omar F. Miranda at ofm203@nyu.edu for the readings.

We are also seeking new members to assume leadership positions in the group. We are interested in a cross-disciplinary and multi-lingual approach to Romanticism–a legacy living on and on! Any interested student from any field is welcome: Not only limited to 18th and 19th Century Studies. Please email ofm203@nyu.edu

To Sunny Pleasure Domes with Caves of Ice!