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Sunday, 28 October 2007

London Tate Modern

'I am not a Woman Writer'
2007 Feminist Theory Lecture by Professor Toril Moi

Toril Moi Photo: Susannah Batia Felicity Paletz

Tuesday 20 November 2007, 18.30–20.00
Recent theories of women, sex and gender have challenged the category of woman. The value of literature (and the other arts) has also been called into question. Have the new gender theories made feminist criticism obsolete? Does it still make sense to claim, as the first feminist critics did, that literature and other arts are crucially important to feminists? Professor Toril Moi addresses these questions in the 2007 Feminist Theory lecture.

In collaboration with Feminist Theory and supported by Sage Publications

Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
£8 (£6 concessions), booking recommended
For tickets book online
or call 020 7887 8888.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

the second visual art performance biennial
October 27-November 20 2007


PERFORMA 07 will take place across New York City with an expanded roster of consortium members, ten major new PERFORMA Commissions, a lively and event driven educational program, and a focus on several new themes, including the relationship between the avant-garde dance and art worlds, with visual art projects that include choreographic precepts as material for art.

An exciting four week programme of performances, exhibitions, film, screenings, lectures and symposia, as well as PERFORMA TV and PERFORMA Radio, PERFORMA 07 has been organized in collaboration with 30 leading cultural institutions and their curators across the city to provide audiences with an overview of contemporary visual art performance.

Featuring more than one hundred international artists and projects including Allan Kaprow's 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Reenactment), Dance After Choreography (with Xavier Leroy, Jerome Bel, Pablo Bronstein, Markus Schinwald, and more), the Long March Project from Beijing, amongst many others, PERFORMA07 will articulate a broad range of ideas and sensibilities across disciplines and media. Building on the important era of downtown New York of the Sixties and Seventies, when the area was a beacon for the newest developments in dance, film, music and visual arts, this second biennial re-imagines the past, with historical reconstructions such as Allan Kaprow's legendary "18 Happenings in Six Parts," and also looks to the future, with its focus on new media and the infinite possibilities of generating new directions for the visual and performing arts of the new century.

PERFORMA 07 sees the expansion of PERFORMA Commissions, with the programme featuring ten artists, including Francesco Vezzoli, Daria Martin, Isaac Julien, Yvonne Rainer, Kelly Nipper, Adam Pendelton, Nathalie Durberg, and Japanther amongst others.

PERFORMA 07 also launches PERFORMA publications, with PERFORMA: New Visual Art Performance, a chronology and a record of PERFORMA 05, that is as much artists' notebook as a new guide to cultural life in the city.

PERFORMA also hosts for the first time, with New York University, Performance Studies International, a four-day conference (8 – 11 November) of keynote addresses, panels and workshops that offer an exciting opportunity to provide a critical and historical context for the new work presented during the biennial. www.psi-web.org/psi13/main.html

Full PERFORMA 07 programme and venue details can be found on www.performa-arts.org

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


Last Call for Submissions: Tarpaulin Sky Press

The deadline is around the corner: the open reading period for Tarpaulin Sky Press ends October 31, 2007.

We will consider both chapbook and full-length manuscripts. Please do not query first; simply mail the manuscript according to the directions below.

Past contributors to the journal-as well as writers whose work has been accepted for publication in future issues-may submit their manuscripts with no reading fee. Writers who have not been published in our journal should include a $20 reading fee--which will also entitle them to a free trade paperback edition of the TSky Press book of their choice. Be sure to indicate which title you would like to receive, and include a self-addressed envelope 6"x9" or larger so we may mail your book.

Cover letters are read with interest. We like to know who your are, what you're up to, and where we can read more of your work. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Individual pieces from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines and anthologies, but the
collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Be sure that your title page includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, etc. Send one copy of your manuscript submission with two copies of the title page. For notification of decisions, include a business-sized SASE. If you would like to receive acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, please include a stamped, self-addressed
postcard. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please do not send us your only copy.

Please make your check payable to Tarpaulin Sky Press. Send your manuscript to

Tarpaulin Sky Press
PO Box 189
Grafton, VT 05146

(Please note the new address. Please note, too, however, that submissions sent to the old address have been received and will continue to be received without problems). Notification of decisions will be made on or before December 15, 2007. Publication of accepted manuscripts will be in Fall 2008 or Spring 2009.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Erin Moure Updated Info

Erin Moure will be visiting the UK from Montreal and reading on the dates below.

October 2007

Weds 17th Shearsman Series, Swedenborg Hall, Bloomsbury, London, 7.30. Details on Shearsman website. Contributions on the door.

Thurs 18th De Montfort University Leicester 2pm. Contact Simon Perril for further details.

Sat 20th The Language Club, Plymouth Arts Centre, 7.30.

Tues 23rd Bangor University, Contempo videoconference with Aberystwyth. Free.

Weds 24th Bangor University, translation seminar with Chus Pato, Tricolore 2-4pm. Free.

Weds 24th Bangor University, reading with Chus Pato. 7.30, with wine reception and discussion. Free.

Thurs 25th Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 7.30. Contact Robert Sheppard for further details.

Moure writes mainly in English, but also in Galician and French and has translated from Spanish, Portugese, Galician and French into English. She has described her poetry as a way of “thinking about and in spacings, placings, stagings, and how to think and be in such spacings – always in language, and always spatial, physical, because we are sited, incorporated beings.” Her 2002 work O Cidadán sprang from the need to rethink the notion of the citizen, and insisted that it is the crossing of borders and leakages in borders that makes entities (countries, persons, communities) possible. Of Moure’s later books, Little Theatres (2005) includes poems in Galician in a book destined for English-language readers, and her latest work, O Cadoiro, explores the radical modernity of the lyric voice. Moure’s practice includes both creation and translation, and she does not distinguish between them.

The Bangor events on the 24th feature Chus Pato, one of the most singular and acclaimed voices in contemporary Spanish poetry. She writes in Galician, and her poems have been widely translated. Erin Moure's translation of from m-Talá (Nomados, 2003) and Charenton, just published by Shearsman Books, brings her unique perspective and political energy into an encounter with the English language.

For further details please contact Zoe Skoulding ems216@bangor.ac.uk