A five-day symposium convened by Mama Multimedia Institute and the Centre for Expanded Poetics in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Ada Smailbegovic ● Aaron Schuster ● Evan Calder Williams ● Victoria Brooks ● Omri Moses ● Alexi Kukuljevic ● Pearl Brilmyer ● Nathan Brown ● Joshua Wiebe ● Robin Graham ● Amanda Holmes ● Ante Jeric ● Vladimir Tasic ● Leonardo Kovacevic
For the Jena Romantics, the term Poesie was understood not as restricted by reference to poetry as a form of literary writing, but rather as a form of knowledge and practice encompassing the arts and sciences as well as the conduct of everyday life. This “expanded” concept of poetry, or poiesis, was articulated at the outset of the Industrial Revolution and intimately tied to the transformation of social life by modern technology.
The goal of this two day symposium is to situate contemporary practices of "interdisciplinary" poetics with respect to this Romantic precedent, considering the intervention of modernist pan-artistic experimentation as a key mediating term of their relation. How have interdisciplinary approaches to poetry and poetics been transformed across the history of modernity by social, political, and technological changes at the beginning of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries? Expanded Poetics: Romantic, Modernist, Contemporary will bring together poets, critics, and theorists to address this question from a variety of perspectives, modeling examples of contemporary poetic practice and theorizing the historical, political, and aesthetic stakes of poetic interdisciplinary in the present.
*Attendance is open, but seating is limited for this event. Priority will be given to those who reserve a place in advance by emailing email@example.com
The Occult Poetics Symposium brings together some of the most exciting voices in Poetry and Occult Studies for two days and nights of presentations, practice, and readings.
PRESENTATIONS during the days will be on the practitioners poetics as influenced by occult practice. We'll cover topics as diverse as tarot, symbolism, numerology, the power of ritual, embodiment, mysticism, shamanism, witchcraft and magic, historical inheritance and personal lineage, divination, spirit worlds, non-human communication, empathy, intersectionality, ecology and exploitation, and fermentation.
READINGS in the evenings will showcase visiting practitioners' poetry and offer the opportunity for further discussions of the intersection of the occult with poetry and poetics. We will also be showcasing tarot, astrological, etc. readings by local practitioners, as well as the reprisal of Mystic Insights Ltd.
Ariana Reines - CA Conrad - Marianne Costa - Damian Rogers
Sabrina Scott - Jessica Bebenek - Sandra Huber
(Poster design by Amery Sandford)