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Boules de sensations-pensées-formes in Christophe Tarkos's Poetry with Dr J...
Thu 4 May 2017, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
A research seminar as part of the Translation, Adaptation and Performance research theme at the School with Dr Jeff Barda (Lecturer in French at the School of Modern Languages).
This presentation explores Christophe Tarkos’s poetic work and analyses which conception of thought and sensation is developed in his work. Jeff Barda will argue that his poetry rests on a materialist conception of poetic writing construed as a kneading process in which language can be shaped and reshaped continually. This manipulation gives rise to a complex, paradoxical discourse, characterized by a lack of causality which reflects an idiotic perception of the world and objects. This immanent conception of language reduced to its simplest expression stands in stark contrast with past poetic models and conveys a new definition of anti-lyrical poetic writing and of the poetic subject. The lecture will end with a 10-minute Q&A session.
Jeff Barda is a Lecturer in French Studies at Cardiff University. He specialises in modern literature (in particular contemporary poetry), theories of the avant-garde, cognitive poetics and (un)creative writing. He is the co-editor with Daniel Finch-Race of Textures: Processus et événements dans la creation poétique moderne et contemporaine (Peter Lang, ‘Modern French Identies’, 2015). He is currently working on a special volume of essays on Pierre Alferi that will be published in 2018 by Classique Garnier and on a book on French post-lyricist poetry.