[Msa-discuss] Stein symposium in Amsterdam, 6 April 2019 // Keynote: LYN HEJINIAN

Mia You miayou at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 10:34:01 EDT 2019

> With contributions from: Lyn Hejinian, Anneke Brassinga, Sol León and the Nederlands Dans Theater, Adam Frank, I Poor Romantic (Marjolein van der Meer and Lucas Kramer), Solveig Daugaard, Tania Orum, Martin Glaz Serup, Mia You, Flora Woudstra, Lucie Fortuin, Tim Elfring & Sophie Barklamb
> Co-organized by the Gertrude Stein European Network, Stichting Perdu, and the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON)'s Modern and Contemporary Literature Research Group (Utrecht University)
>> Location: Perdu (Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
> Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
> Time: Doors open at 10:30; symposium lasts from 11:00 - 17:00
> (FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/357338151540041/) 
> During this daylong symposium on the modernist writer Gertrude Stein, we will bring together both academic and artistic research to explore Stein’s writings as both the result of and catalyst for creative, collaborative engagements. We’ll consider how both Stein and her readers have positioned her work within various media ecologies and, ultimately, test the possibilities of reading it as an “open text.” As Lyn Hejinian writes in “The Rejection of Closure:” “The ‘open text,’ by definition, is open to the world and particularly to the reader. It invites participation, rejects the authority of the writer over the reader and thus, by analogy, the authority implicit in other (social, economic, cultural) hierarchies.” The “open text” also rejects the definitive boundaries of different media and disciplines; thus, lectures and roundtable discussions will be interspersed with collaborative (and multilingual) readings, collective discussions, and music and dance performances.
> The keynote lecture will be delivered by poet, translator and essayist Lyn Hejinian (John F. Hotchkis Professor of English at U.C. Berkeley). A detailed program will be posted soon at https://europeanstein.wordpress.com
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