Literature Program
 


Friday, October 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

FREE

University at Buffalo Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Justin Read

Scholars at Hallwalls: Living with Death in Mexico City: Poetics & the Built Environment



Justin Read is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. He currently researches Latin American modernism in literature and architecture, particularly those of Brazil. His first book, Modernist Poetry and Hemispheric American Cultural Studies, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009. He co-organized the UB Humanities Institute's Fluid Culture public art, performance, and lecture series in 2011-12. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Planning Committee of Hallwalls.

 
 
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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 ...