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Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014)

November 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Essays, Poet, Poetics, Poetry, Radio, Translator

Abdelwahab Meddeb passed away in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in Paris.  Born in Tunis in 1946, he was a poet, scholar, writer, translator, traveller, magazine editor (“Dédale“), book editor (as series editor with  Editions Sindbad from 1974 to 1987 he published the classics of sufism as well as many of the most outstanding contemporary Arab authors), […]

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Eric Mottram Lives!

October 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Cultural Studies, Poetics, Poetry, Uncategorized

Old Eric Mottram friend John Whiting has done us all a great favor by making available some of his tapes of Mottram’s most amazing graduate seminar from the early seventies, “American Imagination of Synthesis,” which I myself also took around 73/74 (my cassette tapes have in the main gone bad — so, double thanks to John!) […]

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Khaled Mattawa on Mahmood Darwish

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Poetry

Via Electronic Intifada: An accessible look at Darwish’s life and work, at long last Sarah Irving The Electronic Intifada 1 July 2014 Mahmoud Darwish(APA images) It is hard to talk about modern Palestinian culture without mentioning Mahmoud Darwish. The late Palestinian “poet laureate,” one of the greatest poets writing in Arabic in the twentieth century, Darwish’s […]

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Stuart Hall (1932-2014)

February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Obituaries

Stuart Hall was a core figure of the progressive left in Britain & beyond during the last half-century, and the major force behind the field of cultural studies. Below The Guardian obit; also check out the 2012 hour-long interview with Sut Jhally, here. Of this video Iain Boal says that it throws light “on what Hall called […]

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Death by data:

January 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Cultural Studies, Essays

…how Kafka’s The Trial prefigured the nightmare of the modern surveillance state We live in a world of covert court decisions and secret bureaucratic procedures and where privacy is being abolished – all familiar from Kafka’s best-known novel, The Trial. Excellent essay on Kafka & the modern surveillance state by Reiner Stach, author of a recent […]

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Ammiel Alcalay’s A Little History Reviewed

November 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Essays, Poetry

Here is Kevin Ring’s review in the UK magazine Beat Scene of a book I think of as one of the most important of the year: This really isn’t little history but a very big history that Ammiel Alcalay takes on. Stemming from Charles Olson’s resignation from his position at the Office of War Information’s […]

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Celebrate Ammiel Alcalay’s “After Jews and Arabs”

October 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Celebration, Cultural Studies, Essays, Jewish Culture, Mashreq, Middle East, Philosophy, Poetry, Translation

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James Sherry’s Oops! Environmental Poetics

September 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Book Review, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Environment, Essays, Poetry

Back in Brooklyn, where the “rentrée” is much less hectic & thus much more pleasurable than in Paris… thus, first local fall pleasure, the event, two evenings ago, at Poisson Rouge for James Sherry’s new book Oops! Environmental Poetics published by Blaze VOX (you can buy it here). James read an extract from what looks […]

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Norbert Hirschhorn on Diwan Ifrikiya

June 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Book Review, Cultural Studies, Maghrebi Literature, Poems for the Millennium, Poetry

On this morning’s London EYEWEAR blog — first paras below: Norbert Hirschhorn reviews Poems for the Millennium [Volume 4] The University of California Book of North African Literature, edited by Pierre Joris andHabib Tengour, 2012 This is the fourth volume in the series, Poems for the Millennium, begun by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris under the imprint of the University of […]

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Birbeck College Reading

May 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Cultural Studies, Live Reading, Maghrebi Literature, Performance, Poetry readings

Birkbeck Contemporary Poetics Research Centre welcomes Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte A presentation: Poems for the Millennium: Volume Four The University of California Book of North African Literature Followed by Domopoetics  Personal & Shared Artistic Practices A Multimedia performance that meanders dialogically between Pierre Joris’ poems, translations & thinking, & Nicole Peyrafitte’s drawings & videos, voice- […]

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