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Orhan Pamuk: watch via live video stream

Orhan Pamuk is visiting Penn tomorrow—and I’m proud that Kelly Writers House & the Middle East Center have joined together to make these events possible. Pamuk’s 6 PM reading at KWH is full (no seats left), but we will be streaming the event live. That’s tomorrow—Thursday, October 12—starting at exactly...

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new poems & videos in ModPoPLUS for week 5

Here, below, are a number of poems and videos recently added to the ModPoPLUS syllabus for week 5: watch teachers discuss Lechlitner’s “Lines for an Abortionist’s Office”: LINK TO TRC VIDEO watch discussion of institutional religion & abortion rights in Lechlitner’s “Lines”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read Naomi Replansky’s...

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ModPo in London

Some members of the ModPo team spent nearly a week in London. We hosted a live webcast at Queen Mary University of London on Thursday, October 5th, and a meet-up on Saturday, October 7th at Birkbeck University of London, where with a group of 35 ModPo people who came from...

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Representations of the holocaust

Today in “Representations of the Holocaust” we discussed Spiegelman’s Maus and were visited by the family of one of the students (including her survivor grandmother) and also by Diane & Jerry Rothenberg. It was an intense session and ended with Jerry’s preface to Khurbn in which he turns around Adorno’s...

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ModPoPLUS: new poems & videos added to week 3

NEW IN THE WEEK 3 ModPoPLUS SYLLABUS: read Ezra Pound’s “The River-Merchant’s Wife”: LINK TO TEXT watch discussion of Pound’s “The River-Merchant’s Wife”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read Joseph Massey’s “Polar Low”: LINK TO TEXT watch discussion with Joseph Massey about “Polar Low”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read...

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On Caroline Bergvall’s “Say Parsley”

Recently we have added to ModPo (the free open course on modern poetry) materials pertaining to Caroline Bergvall’s “Say Parsley.” Here are the links: read Caroline Bergvall’s “Say Parsley” from her book Fig: LINK TO TEXT & IMAGES watch Bergvall’s video of “Say Parsley”: LINK TO VIDEO (9 mins.) read...

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ModPo: time to review essays on Dickinson together

It’s now time for us, all together, to respond to the essays that have been submitted for essay #1 on Emily Dickinson’s four-line poem “Love reckons by itself—alone.” The poem and assignment are HERE. The essays submitted by ModPo people are all posted here to this subforum. (To find this...

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ModPo 2017—week 3 begins

We are now in week 3 of ModPo ’17! We are now in week 3 of ModPo ’17. Here we turn to “chapter 2,” the rise of modernism. As usual, we strongly recommend the following process: (1) read a poem, (2) watch a video of us discussing the poem, (3)...