Please join us for the annual meeting & symposium of the Gertrude Stein European Network at Perdu in Amsterdam on Saturday 6th April 2019.
This daylong programme brings together both academic and artistic research that explores Stein’s writings as both the result of and catalyst for creative, collaborative engagements. We’ll examine how both Stein and her readers have positioned her work within various media ecologies and, ultimately, test the possibilities of reading it as an “open text”. As Lyn Hejinian, poet, translator, essayist and our keynote speaker, writes in “The Rejection of Closure”: “The ‘open text’, by definition, is open to the world and particularly to the reader. It invited participation, rejects the authority of the writer over the reader and thus, by analogy, the authority implicit in other (social, economic, cultural) hierarchies.” The “open text” also rejects the definitive boundaries of different media and disciplines; thus we will insterpserse lectures and panel discussions with readings, collaborative translations, music and dance.
BEYOND THE SENTENCE – STEIN AS OPEN TEXT
Sponsored by: the Gertrude Stein European Network, Stichting Perdu and the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON)’s Modern and Contemporary Literature Research Group at Utrecht University.
Organised by: Mia You, Tim Elfring and Sophie Barklamb (Utrecht University), and Flora Woudstra and Lucie Fortuin (Perdu).
– Please note this is a preliminary schedule and may be subject to minor changes –
10:30 DEUR OPEN – Audio-Installation: Tabea Nixdorff – For May read can.
11:05 Short Lecture: Solveig Daugaard, The Use in a Center: Gertrude Stein in the Media Ecologies of Literature.
11:30 Bilingual Reading of Play and Ladies’ Voices: Tania Ørum + Lene Asp
12:00 Radio Free Stein: Adam Frank interviewed by Mia You
12:45 LUNCH PAUZE
14:00 Bilingual Reading of What Happened: Lyn Hejinian + Anneke Brassinga
14:20 Roundtable on Stein in Translation: Anneke Brassinga, Moosje Goosen, Tania Ørum; moderated by Martin Glaz Serup
15:00 Nederlands Dans Theater: Sol León interviewed by Mia You
16:00 Keynote Lecture: Lyn Hejinian
17:00 Music: Marjolein van der Meer & Lucas Kramer
20:00 AFTER-PARTY: Reading & book launch of Lyn Hejinian’s Resistance (uh books, 2019), edited and introduced by Andrea di Serego Alighieri, @ San Seriffe. Free & open to the public.
Get your tickets for the symposium here.