Feb 7, 2013


« The Objectivists Today »
A Seminar with American poet Michael HELLER

Vendredi 8 février 2013

Organized by Hélène AJI for ELAN (Etudes en Littérature anglaise et d’Amérique du Nord, CREA, EA 370), in collaboration with "Transferts Critiques et dynamique des savoirs" (EA1569, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis).
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Bâtiment V, salle V 411 (4e étage).
14h-15h : « Now-Time Poetics: Under the Sign of Benjamin »
Keynote lecture by Michael HELLER (New York University).
15h-16h : « A Few Modes of Objectivist Poetics »
Round table moderated by Brigitte FÉLIX (Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis) with Fiona McMahon (Université de Bourgogne), Xavier KALCK (Université Paris-Sorbonne) and Hélène AJI (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense).
16h-16h30 : Coffee and cookies
16h30-17h30 : Bilingual poetry reading celebrating Michael Heller’s This Constellation is a Name, Collected Poems 1965-2010 (New York : Nightboat Books, 2012).

Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays and memoir. His newest book is This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010. Other recent works include: Eschaton (2009), a book of poems, and Beckmann Variations & Other Poems, a work in prose and poetry (2010). His collection of essays on George Oppen, Speaking the Estranged, was published in 2008. An expanded edition was published in 2012.
His many awards and honors include prizes from The New School for Social Research, Poetry in Public Places, the New York State CAPS Fellowship in Poetry, the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize of the Poetry Society of America, a New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fund for Poetry.
For many years, he was on the faculty of New York University and has taught at The Naropa University, The New School, San Francisco State, Notre Dame and other universities. His papers are collected in the Stanford University Libraries.

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