Tuesday, April 29, 2014

oonavent: Symposium on Experiment, New Brunswick NJ

ex • per • i • ment

noun
/ikˈsperəmənt/

1.  a procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a fact.

2.  a deviation from accepted norms, forms, and methods.

3.  a question or category of style.

4.  a historical and/or trans-historical formation in art, literature, and culture.

5.  an under-theorized site of evaluation, debate, and surveillance.




A collection of poets and critics, among them your (r) & R, convened a symposium at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in order to interrogate the category of literary/artistic experiment in relation to methodological innovations, formal deviations, and questions of style and history.

Captured: Stephen Burt and Charles Bernstein discuss controlled & experiential experiments (moderated by Margaret Ronda).

We hope you enjoy listening in, & look forward to continuing the conversation!

Yours ever,
(r) & R


Photo Credit: Elisabeth Applbaum
Thanks to Curtis Dunn at the Center for Cultural Analysis for facilitating this recording.