2015 academic seminar

A poetry festival which celebrates experimental poetry and the contemporary and historic avant-garde and its artists.

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Academic seminar @ deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels


The academic seminar in 2015 will have the following topics


•“The poem as book as art”

Liberatura and other book-art, literature as art book, the book as art, the poem as art as book…


Keynote speakers: Katarzyna Bazarnik Ph. D. (PL), Laura Lopez-Fernandez (NZ), Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (NL), Stefan Wouters (BE);


•The End of Poetry on Paper?

flarf, post-literature poetry, online poetry, asemic writing, performance poetry....


Keynote speakers: Sharon Mesmer (US), a rawlings (CA-IS), Frank Keizer (NL), Kila van der Starre (NL), Maartje Smits (NL)



8.30 – 9.00 Welcome and registration // Ontvangst en registratie // Accueil et enregistrement

9.00 - 9.15 Introduction and welcoming (Dutch/English) // Introductie en verwelkoming (Nederlands/Engels) // Introduction et bienvenue (Néerlandais/Anglais)


9.15-10.00 Katarzyna Bazarnik Ph. D. (PL) on “Liberature. Poetry bound to the book” (EN)


10:00 – 10:30 Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (NL) on “The Poem = Book = Art. About Liberatura and other poetry-art” (NL or EN) (annulatie wegens ziekte spreker. programmawijziging voorzien)


10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break // koffie break // pause-café


10:45 – 11:15 Stefan Wouters (BE) on “Panamarenko as poet” (EN)


11:15 – 11:45 Laura Lopez-Fernandez (NZ) on “Projections of time in Cara Inversa (2014) by Pepe Caccamo and Baldo Ramos (Galicia, Spain)” (EN) video-presentation


11:45 – 12:00 conclusions morning // conclusies ochtend // conclusions du matin


12:00 – 13:00 sandwich lunch // sandwich lunch // déjeuner à sandwiches


13:00 – 13:45 Sharon Mesmer (US) on “Flarf: The Big Ugly Thing That Totally Ruined Poetry” (EN)


13:45 – 14:15 Angela Rawlings (CA-IS) on “Gibber: Ecopoiesis” (EN)


14:15 – 14:45 Frank Keizer (NL) on “The Persistence of the (Im)material” (EN)


14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break // koffie break // pause-café


15:00 – 15:30 Kila van der Starre (NL) on “Poetry Off the Page? What Online Poetry Performances Can Tell Us About Poetry in the 21st Century” (EN)


15:30 – 16:00 Maartje Smits (NL) on “The Poem as Itinerary” (EN & NL)


16:00 – 16:30 conclusions afternoon // conclusies namiddag // conclusions de l’après-midi