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Pleasures of Poetry 2019

This popular activity – which aims to reach all lovers of poetry – has been offered every IAP for the last twenty years. Each one-hour session is devoted to a single poet, usually a single poem. The goal is discussion and shared pleasure. No lectures or professorial arrogance allowed. Some participants attend every session, but many others attend only once or twice to read and discuss a favorite poet or poem. The roster of poets is always immensely diverse: from ancient Chinese masters to contemporary American poets laureate, from such famous Greats as Shakespeare, Keats, and Auden to Dr. Seuss and Bob Dylan. Discussion and collaborative close reading are the aim and ideal of each hour.

Monday – Friday @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM (14N-417)

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Eugenie Brinkema Visiting Scholar in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam

In 2018-2019, Associate Professor Eugenie Brinkema is a visiting scholar in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, working on her book about radical formalism, horror, and love. In November 2018, she will be giving a talk at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt for the “Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies” conference; in December 2018, she will be giving a talk at PAF, the Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art in Olomouc, Czech Republic and concurrently participating in the four-member international jury for the 12th year of Other Visions, the competition of contemporary Czech moving images of film and video. In 2019, Professor Brinkema will give invited talks at King’s College London and for the “Imaginaires Contemporains” research seminar at University of Paris 7 Diderot, in addition to running a session of the “Emerging Objects” course for the Netherlands Research School for Media Studies at Utrecht University.