Open Seminar “On the public reading of poetry”


On 12th December, at 5.30pm, Profesor Jan Baetens (Univ. of Leuven) will be at room 203 for the open seminar “On the public reading of poetry”. Free entrance.

Abstract: Poetry, today, is no longer just written: it is read aloud, if not performed. Reading poetry to a living audience is a very ancient practice, even during the heyday of print culture. In this lecture, I will address both the history and the current types of performance, and discuss some problems of this migration from page to voice.

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