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Saturday, October 6 • 2:35pm - 3:50pm
Philosophy and experimental writing: a reading and conversation

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For the most part, English language experimentalism has eschewed the conventions and concerns of philosophical discourse, and Anglo-American philosophical writing has equally avoided the kind of literary and lyric innovations that motivate various poetic and diegetic avant-gardisms. This is not true of other philosophical traditions, and in recent years a number of experimentalists with interests and backgrounds in academic philosophy have begun to incorporate overtly philosophical tropes in their work, writing in prose, verse, and hybrid forms. This panel gathers a number of such writers for a reading of their work and a conversation about the way that philosophical discourse has played a role in their own development as writers both inside and outside of academic philosophy. Participants include Steven Seidenberg, Lou Pam Dick, and Oana Avasilichioaei.

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Oana Avasilichioaei

Oana Avasilichioaei’s practice is concerned with textuality, polylingual poetics, the social and political forces/voices of the polis, and the intermediary spaces between word, sound and image, exploring the transgressions of these terrains through poetry, translation, performance... Read More →

Lou Pam Dick

Lou Pam Dick (aka Moina Pam Dick, Mina Pam Dick et al.) plays fast and tense with abstraction, the transtextual, the prose-poetic splinter and the paragraph. Her work explores spiritual contemplation and urban expressionism through forms of the influx and the coil. She is the author... Read More →

Anna Moschovakis

Anna Moschovakis is the author most recently of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love (Coffee House Press 2018).Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble... Read More →

Steven Seidenberg

Writer and artist Steven Seidenberg's work is concerned and infused with the algorithmic paradigms and lyrical latencies of Western philosophy and theology, occupying the interstices between philosophical, diegetic, and poetic discursive timbres, while surrendering the epistemology... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 2:35pm - 3:50pm EDT
136 DeBartolo Hall