Posts under tag: poetry
“The Desk Drawer and the Window: The Private Writing of Daniil Kharms as a
Basis for Theorizing Translation”
Monday March 3rd, 2014
Erb Memorial Union- Gumwood Room*
*this is a location change, updated on 2/28/14
To write for the desk drawer is the Russian expression for a kind of manuscript production not meant for publication because of its content (political, private, pornographic), its lack of quality (un-professional, amateur, pseudo-literary), or the writer’s attitude of apathy or active concealment. The desk-drawer manuscripts of Russian surrealist/absurdist writer Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) exhibit this fugitive position in respect to print: not conceived of as preliminary to publication, they are hidden, private, or meant only for a dedicatee’s individual reading. Kharms’s fragmentary style, developed under the conditions of private writing, resulted in poems, stories, plays, and incantations that foreground the surface and gesture of writing. The focus of this talk will be the special problems for the translator and current translation theory arising from this peculiar situation where the source text- unfinished, unstable, evading standard typographic setting–is not just a text, but a graphic performance.
Mayan and Spanish Bilingual Poetry Reading, BRICEIDA CUEVAS COB, Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 PM, Knight Library Browsing Room
Spanish Poetry Reading
Tuesday, November 15, 4:00 PM
Gumwood Room, Erb Memorial Union
Mayan and Spanish Bilingual Poetry Reading*
Thursday, December 1, 4:00 PM
Knight Library Browsing Room
Professor of Spanish Juan Epple has published the collection of short-short stories Para
leerte mejor (Santiago, Chile: Mosquito, 2010). The collection includes series on Don Quijote, heart transplants, and blind love.
He has co-edited with Edson Faundez the selection of essays La casa del poeta no tiene
llave. La poesía de Omar Lara. Puebla, México: Territorio poético/Circulo de Poesía, 2011. These essays discusses the poetic work of a leading creative voices from Chile’s generation of the seventies.
Prof. Epple has been appointed to the Academic Committee of the Catedra Libre de Literatura Patagonica at the Universidd del Comahue, Neuquen, Argentina