2016-2017 Academic Year

Nov. 16: Dirk Uffelmann. “‘Don’t Stop Reading’: Boris Khersonskii’s Digital Poetry and Politics.”

Nov. 12: Marijeta Bozovic, organizer. “Digital Humanities and Russian and East European Studies.” Links here.

Nov. 9: Lisa Akervall and Francesco Casetti. “Postcinema: Experience and Mimesis.”

Nov. 2-5: Leslie Harkema, organizer. “The Aesthetics of Youth in Modernist Spain.”

Oct. 27: Marijeta Bozovic, Dragan Kujundzic, Amanda Lerner, Henry Sussman. “Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River.” Collected volume link here.

2015-2016 Academic Year

Apr. 20: Katharina Wiedlack. “THE QUEER BODY VS. RUSSIA: media representations, liberal values and the construction of a (post)modern west.”

Apr. 11: María Carolina Baffi. “An Artist in the Media: Robert Arlt and the Transformation of the Conditions for Literary Production.”

Mar. 28: Nils Longueira Borrego (University of Havana). “Nicolás Guillén Landrián and Santiago Álvarez, Two Paradigms of Cuban Avant-Garde Film in the 1960s.”

Feb. 29: Bob Holzer. “Pierre Boulez’s le marteau sans maitre.

Dec. 14: T.L. Cowan. “Exposing the Long Moment: Striptease Dialectics in La Chica Boom’s ‘Virgensota Jota,’ Dayna McLeod’s ‘Cougarlicious Cut Piece,’ and‘s Tightrope.”

Nov. 2: Eugene Ostashevsky and Daniel Mellis. “Tango with Cows: Russian Futurism and Bourgeois Culture on the Eve of World War I.”

Oct. 26: Ronald Gregg. “Fashioning a Space of Pleasure from Thrift Stores and the Discarded in 1960s Underground Film.” Viewings here and here.

Oct. 5: Langdon Hammer. “Voice and Erasure in Srikanth Reddy’s Voyager.” Readings here, here, here, and here.

2014-2015 Academic Year

Apr. 22: K. David Jackson. “Waiting for the Ancient Mariner: A Theater of Immanence.” Readings here.

Apr. 8: Morgane Cadieu. “The young girl syndrome in French avant-gardes.” Readings here, here, and here.

Mar. 25: Amerigo Fabbri. “One Last Challenge to the Stars: The Final Manifesto of Futurism.” Reading here.

Feb. 25: Aleksandr Boskovic. “Unpublished Mayakovsky: An Avant-Garde Photopoetry Book.”

Feb. 11: Paulo Moreira. “Anthropophagy, Rescuing, and Kidnapping.” Readings here, here, and here.

Jan. 28: Marijeta Bozovic and Leslie Harkema. “Mike Sell’s Avant-Garde: Race Religon War.Readings here.

Dec. 3: Kevin Repp. “Avant-Gardes at the Beinecke.”

Nov. 19: Diego Del Rio Arrillaga. “Ramón Gómez de la Serna: His Greguerías and their Role in the Avant-Garde’s Isms.” Readings here.

Nov. 12: Elias Kleinbock. “Text and Creation in the Urban Avant-Garde: Reading Gabriel Pomerand’s Saint-Ghetto-des-Prêts.” Readings here.

Nov. 5: Seth Jacobowitz. “Foujita, School of Paris, and Brazilian Modernism.”

Oct. 8: Janelle Gondar. “How the Haiku has Shaped Ibero-American Avant-Garde Poetry.” Readings here and here.

Sep. 24: Leslie Harkema. “Avant-garde, Post-secular? Ernesto Giménez Caballero, José Bergamín, and the Return of the Religious Repressed in Pre-Civil War Spain.” Readings here, here, here and here.

Sep. 10: Marijeta Bozovic. “Avant-Garde Post– : Radical Poetics after the Soviet Union.” Readings here.