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Affect and Audience: Activist Poetics

University of Washington University District
Fri., Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 2017


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This symposium, put on by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at UW, aims to "examine notions of activist poiesis and activist poetics to investigate the intersections between digital activism, contemporary experimental writing and performance, and new media practices." See the schedule below. After the day of events in UW's Petersen Room, there will be a free community talk at the Central Library.

10-10:15 am
Opening Remarks, micha cárdenas (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Interactive Media Design, UW Bothell), director of the Poetic Operations Collaborative

10:15-11:30 am
Alexis Pauline Gumbs (PhD in English, African & African American Studies and Women & Gender Studies from Duke University), the founder of the School of Our Lorde, an inter-generational multi-media education initiative.
C Davida Ingram (Independent Artist), 2014 Stranger Genius award winner and co-founder of Seattle People of Color Salon.

12:45-2 pm
Carmen Giménez Smith (English, New Mexico State University), a Canto Mundo Fellow, poet, publisher of Noemi Press and co-editor of Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath Press, 2014).
Layli Long Soldier (English, Diné College), a Lannan Literary Fellow, recipient of a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship and a Whiting Writers Award, and author of the forthcoming Whereas (Graywolf, 2017).

2:30-3:30 pm
Dawn Lundy Martin (English, University of Pittsburgh), co-founder of The Third Wave Foundation and Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), whose most recent book, Life In A Box Is A Pretty Life received a 2015 LAMBDA Literary Award for Best Lesbian Poetry. Kai Green (Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara), a scholar, poet, and filmmaker who combines scholarship, art and activism in his research on race, gender, and sexuality in black LGBT communities and cultural production.

3:45-4:15 pm

4:15-4:30 pm
Closing Remarks

University of Washington

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

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