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September 26, 2013

Avant-Garde Interest Group

Tuesday, October 1, 4:00-5:00pm
in Room 3308, Modern Languages Building, Third Floor

This will be a casual informational meeting, to get reacquainted and talk about what sorts of things we would like to do during the coming year. Enjoyable snacks provided.

The Avant-Garde Interest Group is a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop dedicated to the study of the avant garde. We are interested in exploring and interrogating the term and phenomenon "avant garde" -- by considering historical and neo-avant-gardes, modernisms, questions of aesthetic autonomy, mass culture, style, and vanguardist politics in any context.

On the agenda:

- interest in workshopping chapters/articles?
- plans for the reading group (a classic text or recent scholarship? Pataphysics? Parataxis?)
- film screening series (Lucien Castaing-Taylor? Richter's Dreams that Money Can Buy?)
- field trips (the DIA? the Trumbullplex?)

Come join us!

We've got an increased budget from last year, so help us decide where to spend our millions.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future events, email Andrew Cavin (aicavin@umich.edu) or Rebecca Porte (raporte@umich.edu).

* * Exciting events on the horizon * *

Prof. Mary Gluck (History and Comparative Literature, Brown University) will be delivering a CREES Noon lecture and leading an AGIG workshop:

CREES Noon Lecture:
The Scandal of the Orpheum: Budapest Commercial Entertainment at the Fin de Si├Ęcle
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12:00 - 1:30
School of Social Work Building, Room 1636

AGIG Workshop:
Interpreting "Die Klabriaspartie": Jewish Music Hall Culture in Pre-World War I Central Europe
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:00 - 5:00
Modern Languages Building, Room 3308


Just around the corner: an Adolph Gottlieb exhibition at UMMA, with a lecture by Sanford Hirsch:
Friday, Sept. 27, 5:30 pm - Helmut Stern Auditorium


If you're interested in attending the Gottlieb exhibition/lecture send me an email. AGIG is a great way to get together to take in the many events happening elsewhere around campus, and enjoy some drinks and discussion afterwards.

Posted by sarayu at September 26, 2013 02:08 PM