"Experimental Writing, Experimental Thinking", Lecture by Oren Izenberg

What is experimental about “experimental poetry”?  In this lecture, Dr. Oren Izenberg will consider the relation between the idea of the experiment as it appears in some recent poetry and the idea of experiment that motivates the imaginative work of “thought experiments” in some recent philosophy. Oren Izenberg is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to being the author of Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life, he is also the recipient of an NEH Faculty Research Fellowship for a project titled “Lyric Poetry and the Philosophy of the Mind,” as well as a former fellow with the Franke Institute for the Humanities here at the University of Chicago.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Presented By: 
The History and Forms of Lyric Lecture Series and the Program in Poetry and Poetics