14 October 2019. Ann Lauterbach: Lecture on John Ashbery’s Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror

Sorbonne Université et l’Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée

vous invitent à une conférence de la poète et critique Ann Lauterbach
(Ruth and David Schwab II Professor of Languages and Literature, Bard College)

le lundi 14 octobre à 18h

Amphithéâtre Cauchy
17, rue de la Sorbonne
75005 Paris

“Time Watching Itself : Narrativity and the Ordinary Sublime in John Ashbery’s Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.”

Evénement organisé en partenariat avec VALE EA 4085, l’axe de recherche Poetry Beyond, le groupe Poets & Critics, et avec le soutien de l’Institut Universitaire de France et de la Poetry Foundation.

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Ann Lauterbach was born and grew up in Manhattan, where she studied painting at the High School of Music and Art. She received her BA (English) from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and went on to graduate work at Columbia University on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. She lived in London for seven years, working as an editor, teacher, and curator of literary events at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Her early poems were published in England. Returning to New York in 1974, Lauterbach worked in art galleries and began to publish poetry and art criticism. She has taught in the Writing programs at Brooklyn College, Columbia, Iowa, City College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. From 2007-2011 she was a visiting Core Critic (Sculpture) at the Yale School of Art. In 2006, she was a Faculty poet for the Summer Literary Seminars in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2013 she was named Distinguished Sherry Poet at the University of Chicago; her work was the subject of a seminar in Paris in 2014. Lauterbach has written on artists Joe Brainard, Jessica Stockholder, Taylor Davis, Kenji Fujita and Cheyney Thompson, among others, and for the exhibition “Whole Fragment” at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada. She has published ten collections of poetry, most recently Spell (Penguin, 2018). Her prose has been collected in The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (Viking, 2006); The Given & The Chosen, and Saint Petersburg Notebook.

Lauterbach has received fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Her 2009 collection, Or to Begin Again, was nominated for a National Book Award.

She has been, since 1990, co-Chair of Writing in the interdisciplinary Milton Avery School of the Arts and, since 1997, Ruth and David Schwab II Professor of Languages and Literature, at Bard College. She lives in Germantown, New York.

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