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Visual Experiments in Ukrainian Poetry

28.10.2014 at 18

Published at:06.10.2014

On Tuesday 28 October at 6 pm, come to the MOCAK Library for the lecture on Visual Experiments in Ukrainian Poetry by Julia Poczynok.

The lecture will be devoted to poetry created with graphic signs, and in particular using similarities between the verbal and visual expression that have provided the basis for the new mode of expression in the experimental Ukrainian poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries. During the session we will analyse language forms intended to make the language deliberately strange and employed in order to venture beyond the limitations of the verbal expression into the realm of sound, movement and action.

Julia Poczynok – a Ukrainian literary critic, poet and journalist. A member of NUJU, the National Association of Journalists of Ukraine (2013) and the Shevchenko Scientific Society (2013), postgraduate student at the Institute of the Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature Studies at the Ivan Franko Lviv National University; she has been writing her PhD thesis on Ukrainian experimental poetry of the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries. The author of the volume of poetry Towards the Sun (2006) and a volume of critical essays What Will Tomorrow Bring? (2013). Her works have appeared in various academic and popular scientific magazines. A moderator of numerous literary actions. She is interested in the theory of literature, poetrography, journalism, literary criticism, postmodernism and avant-garde, experimental poetry, contemporary art, performative art and the new media culture. Born in Tarnopol, she presently lives in Krakow.

A series of encounters with young reserearchers The Avant-garde of Central and Eastern Europe – Innovation or Plagiarism? carried out at the Faculty of Polish of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow has been financed by a grant from the National Programme of the Development of Humanities of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The main aim of the project is to find the answer to the question whether it is possible to see the avant-garde movements of our part of Europe as a cohesive artistic genre and if so, what would make it distinct from Western and Russian movements.

Visit the web page of the project: www.awangarda-srodka.pl.