Literature Program
 


Friday, April 7, 2006

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

TAKING RISKS: ANTHROPOLOGY MEETS POETRY

Presented at:
Hallwalls

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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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.