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Friday, September 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Writing and Performance Across Multilingual Networks

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This panel focuses on multilingual, multimodal literary networks. It addresses the points of convergence between multiple languages, translations, transcreation, and activism and examines the way that communities have written and are writing through and against local, national, global, and language networks. Rather than focusing on a specific language, media format, cultural community, or geographic location, this panel hopes to engender a variety of responses to the state of innovative contemporary language art in a global community that is increasingly defined by multiple, intersecting, and competing networks. Panelists will ask: what future citizenship(s) do multilingual literatures enable? How do we imagine a non-English poetics that resists translation? What dynamics between majority and minority language networks are enacted in and enabled by translation, performance, pedagogy, and activism? Related areas of interest include the gaps between networks, where literature, performance, and translations are rendered illegible or are forced to mutate according to the specific requirements of a network to reveal—or conceal—possibilities of interpretation. Bringing together editors, publishers, writers, and scholars, who will discuss their own writing, perform excerpts, and/or discuss creators, networks, and systems, this panel offers a diversity of perspectives that will trouble the points of convergence between multilingual networks.

avatar for Gabrielle Civil

Gabrielle Civil

black feminist performance artist
Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered over fifty performance art works worldwide, most recently the déjà vu—live (2022), Jupiter (2021) and Vigil (2021). Her performance memoirs include Swallow... Read More →
avatar for Angel Dominguez

Angel Dominguez

Angel Dominguez is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Mayan descent, born in Hollywood, and raised in Van Nuys, CA by his immigrant family. He's the author of Desgraciado (Econo Textual Objects, 2017), and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015). His work can be found... Read More →

ELÆ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson]

ELÆ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson] is an multimodal creative practitioner and performer, cultural scholar and educator. Their work addresses the somatic, ontological intersections between persons, forms of language, and systems, as well as the study of resilient, open source strategies... Read More →
avatar for Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu

Assistant Professor, Brown University
Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants (Les Figues Press), Texture... Read More →

Orchid Tierney

Kenyon College
Orchid Tierney is a poet and scholar from Aotearoa-New Zealand. Her publications include Brachiation (Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012), The World in Small Parts (Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2012),  Earsay (TrollThread, 2016), Gallipoli Diaries (GaussPDF, 2017), ocean plastic (New York... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
DISC-061 Auditorium