Technologies and Poetics of Time in Guillaume Apollinaire's Calligrammes

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Technologies and Poetics of Time in Guillaume Apollinaire's Calligrammes

In this paper, Jonathan Strauss, Miami University, shows how the Calligrammes illuminate an original model of human temporality, one that is at once amorous, ethical and creative.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:00pm-6:30pm
Dartmouth Hall 217
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

A lecture by Professor Jonathan Strauss, Miami University.  Through their complex materiality – caught between sound, image, and text – Apollinaire’s under-appreciated wartime poems explore the human experience of time and its aesthetic plasticity.  By setting these poems in the historical context of recent technological developments, such as the cinema, and by reading them in dialogue with contemporary phenomenological theories of time and their subsequent critique by Derrida, this paper shows how the Calligrammes illuminate an original model of human temporality, one that is as once amorous, ethical and creative.

 

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