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Campus Research Connections: The Zeitgeist and Me - Jeanne Heuving, Prof, IAS
Campus Research Connections: The Zeitgeist and Me - Jeanne Heuving, Prof, IAS
WhenWednesday, Mar. 6, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.
WhereHugo House
1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

This event was rescheduled from Feb 12th to Mar 6th due to weather concerns.

6:00pm - Doors and cash bar open
6:15-7:30pm - Presentation and Q&A
7:30pm - Reception

The zeitgeist, loosely translated as “the spirit of the age,” was once a popular term to evaluate directions in experimental and avant-garde art, but now largely has fallen into disuse. In this talk, Heuving, resurrects this term, so steeped in the past that its nostalgia provides an apt platform for discussing her work—in step and out of step with defining ventures of her time.  As a scholar and creative writer, Heuving has been committed to thinking through the protracted gestures and ephemeral possibilities of her peers and her own work. Heuving discusses how her earliest work was called into existence through the infectious, alienated voices of the experimental fiction of the 1970’s before finding in poetry and cross genre writing a set of possibilities apart from these voices.  Her recently published book The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics explores a revisioning in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries of the exalted tradition of Western love poetry, millennia in the making, such that its male and heterosexual proclivities are bypassed.  In between is a protracted period of Incapacity, a condition she at once courts and that delivers its own fist to cuffs.  She concludes with “what now?” talking about her soon to be published prose and poetry work, Mood Indigo.

Dr. Heuving is the recipient of the 2017 UW Bothell Distinguished Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Award.

Campus Research Connections is a quarterly event that provides an opportunity to hear from and talk with UW Bothell faculty who are making advances in research, scholarship and creative practice. All are welcome!

UW Bothell Event typesCommunity engagement, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Bothell Office of Research
Hugo House - A Place for Writers
Event typesLectures/Seminars…
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