By Rachel Rochester and Heidi Kaufman
Our next event will be an Omeka Showcase: Bridging Pedagogy and Research, to take place on Friday, May 19, from 3-5 p.m., in Knight Library 117.We’ll hear about two Omeka-based projects: Dr. Lara Bovilsky and Justin Brock’s “Time’s Pencil” and Dr. Heidi Kaufman and Sarah Wyer’s “Lyon Archive.” Refreshments will be served, and we hope to see you there.
Today we are pleased to present an audio recording of an exciting event that took place last week on campus. On May 8, I had the pleasure of recording Marjorie Perloff’s talk Reading the Verses Backward, Poetry for the Digital Age.” Marjorie Perloff is a leading scholar of contemporary poetry. She served as the president of the ACLA from 1993-95, and was the president of the MLA in 2006. Her most influential books include Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media, and Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary, which remain essential reading for those interested in poetry and poetics. Her talk took place in Gerlinger Lounge at the University of Oregon and was co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oregon Humanities Center, the departments of Romance Languages, Comparative Literature, Latin American Studies, and the translation studies working group.
In the talk, Perloff discusses not digital poetry, but “how poetry differs” in the digital age, with a lot of examples. Some of those include Augusto de Campos “Cidade/City/Cité” live, the video of which can be watched here.