‘The Quarrel with Ourselves’. An Interview with Marjorie Perloff

Published: Jul 19, 2021
just art documentary poetics justice Vanessa Place Hannah Arendt Charles Reznikoff documentary poetry
Naomi Toth
Marjorie Perloff
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Naomi Toth, Université Paris Nanterre

Naomi Toth lectures in English literature at the Université Paris Nanterre, and is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. After writing about the experimental novel in English and French, notably Virginia Woolf and Nathalie Sarraute, her current research investigates the relationship between documentary aesthetics and the justice system. She has published L’Écriture vive : Woolf, Sarraute, une autre phénoménologie de la perception (Classiques Garnier, 2016), co-edited an issue of L’Atelier on emotions in literature and the arts (2016) and the volume of essays Son et traduction dans l’oeuvre de Proust (Honoré Champion, 2018). Her articles have appeared in journals such as Textual Practice, Modernism/Modernity, Journal of European Studies, Paragraph, and Jacket2.

Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University

Marjorie Perloff is Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and one of the most influential critics of modern and contemporary poetics. She is the author of many influential, widely-read books, including Frank O’Hara: Poet Among Painters (1977), The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981), The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (1986), Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), Wittgenstein’s Ladder (1996), Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir (2003), and more recently Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century (2011), Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire (2016), Infrathin. An Experiment in Micopoetics (2021). She has received numerous honours, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been President of the Modern Language Association.

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