Literature Program

Friday, April 7, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
UB Humanities Institute


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The first of the Institute’s annual Scholar Sessions focuses on the ground-breaking work of renowned anthropologist and poet Dennis Tedlock, McNulty Chair & Distinguished Professor of English at UB. Tedlock’s field research among the Koasati of Louisiana, the Zuni of New Mexico, and the Maya of Guatemala and Belize led to such books as his authoritative and prize-winning translation of Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life, The Spoken Word & the Work of Interpretation, Days from a Dream Almanac, and Breath on the Mirror: Mythic Voices & Visions of the Living Maya.

Presenters include performance artist David Antin, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts, UC San Diego: "The Poet as Anthropologist—the Anthropologist as Poet”; and Gordon Brotherston, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University: "Paths to the Shrine: Dennis Tedlock's ethnopoetics."

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April, 2006 - 2006

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...