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Melih Levi: Situational Poetics

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Workshop in Poetics
Meeting Description: 

Melih Levi (Comparative Literature) will be workshopping his paper titled "Situational Poetics" about post-war departures from the imagist tendencies of modernist poetry, looking specifically at the German poet Gottfried Benn. Andrea Capra (Italian) will be responding. Followed by an open discussion. A light dinner willl be provided. Please contact melihle@stanford.edu for the paper.

Melih Levi is a PhD student in comparative literature at Stanford University. He studies English, Turkish, and German poetry from the late nineteenth century onward, with particular attention to poetic form and prosody. He is also a translator. His co-translation of one of the earliest Ottoman novels, Felâtun Bey and Râkim Efendi, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2016.

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