Finding the Edge: The Writing of Anne Carson

Image Credit: MERIÇ ALGÜN, FINDING THE EDGE, 2017. INSTALLATION WITH OBJECTS. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND GALERIE NORDENHAKE. PHOTO MARGARITA OGOĻCEVA

Spike Island Artspace, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX

01179292266
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https://www.spikeisland.org.uk/programme/events/finding-the-edge/

Thursday 21 November 2019
6.30–8pm
Admission Fee: £5, £3 concessions Free for Spike Associates
Booking recommended
https://www.spikeisland.org.uk/programme/events/finding-the-edge/

DR LAURA JANSEN

Laura Jansen’s research emerges at the intersections of Classics, comparative and global literatures. She works on Greek and Latin languages, literature and philosophy, with a specific focus on comparative classicisms, and the tradition of classical antiquity in twentieth-century writing. She is the author of Borges Classics: Global Encounters with the Graeco-Roman World (Cambridge, 2018, funded by the Leverhulme Trust), volume editor of The Roman Paratext: Frame, Texts, Readers (Cambridge, 2014), and editor of the award-winning monograph Bloomsbury series Classical Receptions in Twentieth-Century Writing.

Laura is currently working on two book projects. The first is a book entitled Classical Absences: Antiquity and its Dissemination in Calvino, Eco and Manguel, which explores these modern authors’ characterisations of the classical as eclipsed, placeless, silenced, and often forgotten phenomena in their literary and cultural imagination. The second project is a sole-edited volume entitled Anne Carson / Antiquity. This will be the first collective study of Carson’s classicism, and it will include creative and critical essays by poets, translators, practitioners, editors and scholars. Laura is interested in Carson’s use of the edge in various forms, and in the different ways Carson explores spaces in-between to disclose new images and ideas.

DR REBECCA KOSICK

Rebecca Kosick is a Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol and co-director of the Bristol Poetry Institute. Her research focuses on poetry’s relationship with the visual arts and other media, particularly in the Americas during the 20th century and contemporary periods. A poet and translator, Rebecca has published creative work in such venues as the Iowa Review and is contributing to a forthcoming chapbook from Small Press. This “Maths Poems” chapbook arose from recent collaborations between poets and mathematicians at the University of Bristol’s Brigstow Institute.

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