Konferenz: "Beyond Metrical Prosody. New Rhythms in US and German (Post-) Modern Poetry"

17.05.2018 - 19.05.2018

Beyond Metrical Prosody: New Rhythms in US and German (Post-) Modern Poetry



Program

Thursday,  May 17

15:00-15:30

Welcome and Introduction

PD Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (FU Berlin)
Prof. Erik Redling (MLU Halle)

   

Section I. Theoretical Approaches to Free Verse Prosody (Chairs: Meyer-Sickendiek und Redling)

 

15:30-16:30

“What is Free Verse Prosody” (Keynote)

Prof Dr. Richard Andrews (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

 

16:30-17:00

Coffee Break

 

17:00-18:00

“A Reading in Temporal Poetics: Rhythm and Form in Langston Hughes’ ‘Harlem Sweeties'” (Keynote)

Prof. Dr. Richard Cureton (University of Michigan, MI)

 

18:00-19:30

Dinner (Buffet, FU Berlin)

 

19:30-20:30

Evening Event: Podium Diskussion

“Making Audio Visible: Poetry’s Coming Digital Presence”

Prof. Charles Bernstein (PennSound)
Thomas Wohlfahrt (Lyrikline)
Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (Rhythmicalizer)

Friday, May 18

 

Section II.The Pattern of Cadence: New Rhythms in Modernist Poetry (1910-1930) (Chair: Prof. Dr. Ulla Haselstein, FU Berlin)

 

9:00-9:45

“Spoken Art and Dialect Writing: Amy Lowell’s Polyphonic Prose and Flexible Rhythms

Prof. Dr. Erik Redling (MLU Halle-Wittenberg)

 

9:45:10:30

“From Robert Frost’s ‘Loose Iambics’ to A. R. Ammons’ ‘Diversifications’”

Jonathan Culler (Cornell University, NY):

 

10:30-11:15

Coffee break

 

11:15-12:00

“‘Natural’ – ‘Necessary’ – ‘Cosmic’: Shifting Concepts of Rhythm and Verse in Arbo Holz’s Modernist Poetics and Poetry”

PD Dr. Benjamin Specht (Universität Erlangen)

 

12:00-14:00

Lunch (Restaurant Galileo, FU Berlin)

   

 Section III. The Impulse of Jazz Music: Syncopation, Improvisation, and Free Verse Prosody
(Chair: Dieter Burdorf, Universität Leipzig)

 

14:00-14:45

“Playing the Changes: Jazz, Poetry, and Form”

Prof. Dr. Sascha Feinstein (Lycoming College, PA)

 

14:45-15:30

“Prosody as Experiment: Jandl, Cage, and Jazz”

Prof. Dr. Monika Schmitz-Evans (Universität Bochum)

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

 

16:00-16:45

“‘Die alten Jazzmänner'”: Brinkmann’s Art of improvisation

Prof. Dr. Jan Röhnert (TU Braunschweig)

 

16:45-17:30

“Sound/Writing: Homophonic Translation, Performance, and the Pataquerical Imagination”

Prof. Dr. Charles Bernstein (University of Pennsylvania, PA)

 

18:00-19:30

Dinner (Restaurant Galileo, FU Berlin)

 

19:30-20:30

Evening Event: “Poetic Speech Melody: A Crucial Link Between Music and Language” (Keynote)

Prof. Dr. Winfried Menninghaus (MPI Frankfurt)

Saturday, May 19

 

Section IV. “The Breath Controlled Line”:  Beat Literature and Black Mountain Poetry(Chair: Prof. Dr. Ralph Poole, Universität Salzburg)

 

9:00-9:45

“The Rhythm of Experience: Black Mountain Poetry and John Dewey”

Prof. Dr. Stephen A. Fredman (University of Notre Dame, IN)

 

9:45-10:30

“Rainer Maria Gerhardt as Translator and Facilitator”

Prof. Dr. Agnes C. Müller (University of South Carolina, SC)

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00-11:45

“‘Theses on the long Poem’: Walter Höllerer’s Influential Adaption of the ‘Projective Verse'”

PD Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (FU Berlin)

 

12:00-14:00

Lunch (Restaurant Galileo, FU Berlin)

   

Section V: Loops, Beats, and Breaks: Free Verse Prosody in the Age of Hip Hop, Rap, and Slam Poetry (Chair: Prof. Dr. Jan Röhnert, TU Braunschweig)

 

14:00-14:45

“From Rap to Trap: New Flow-Variations in German Hip Hop”

Dr. Fabian Wolbring (Universität Bonn)

 

14:45-15:30

“The Sound of German Slam Poetry: An Echo of American Spoken Word?”

Prof. Dr. Petra Anders (FU Berlin)

 

15:30-16:15

Reading

Sascha Feinstein (Lycoming College, PA)

 

16:15-16:30

Final Remarks, Farewell and Information about the Publication

PD Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek and Prof. Erik Redling

 

Zeit & Ort

17.05.2018 - 19.05.2018

FU Berlin