William H. Matheson Workshop with Johannes Göransson:"Transgressive Circulation"
Transgressive Circulation: Taking examples from contemporary poetry, this will be a discussion about the unruly energy of translation - how it traverses boundaries and unsettles established rules and norms - and asks translators, poets and scholars to think about what it might mean for our work, and how we might operate in and with this unruly energy.
Johannes Göransson is the author of eight books of poetry and criticism, most recently Poetry Against All (2020), and the translator of several books of poetry, including works by Aase Berg, Ann Jäderlund, Helena Boberg and Kim Yideum. His poems, translations and critical writings have appeared in a wide array of journals in the US and broad, including Fence, Lana Turner, Spoon River Review, Modern Poetry in Translation (UK), Kritiker (Denmark) and Lyrikvännen (Sweden). He is an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Notre Dame and, together with Joyelle McSweeney, edits Action Books.
This event is sponsored by Comparative Literature.
Please Note: This workshop is limited to graduate students only.