Entanglements Conference, May 13 – 16, 2019; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Entanglements: A Conference on the Intersections of Poetry, Science, and Art

May 13 – 16, 2019
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Schedule to come…

Entanglements: A Conference on the Intersections of Poetry, Science, and Art, a national and international conference convened by Associate Professor and Poet-in-Residence Amy Catanzano at Wake Forest University, won the Humanities Institute’s 2019 Reynolda Conference Award funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Entanglements brings together a diverse range of leading scientists, literary scholars, poets, and artists whose work engages with transdisciplinary investigations into shared principles, methodologies, and practices in contemporary literature, science, and art. The conference will provide three full days of academic scholarship, conversation, and creative practice as well as public poetry readings, intermedia performances, and a keynote scholarly lecture.

Major Sponsor:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Additional Co-Sponsors:
Creative Writing Minor, Wake Forest University

Conference Participants:

Will Alexander, renowned poet and essayist; Poet-in-Residence at Beyond Baroque Foundation; recipient of the American Book Award and Jackson Poetry Prize; Los Angeles, California, USA

Dr. Madhur Anand, renowned ecologist and poet; Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph; Ontario, Canada

Rae Armantrout, renowned poet and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Emeritus Professor, University of California San Diego; San Diego, California and Seattle, Washington, USA

Dr. Juan José Gómez-Cadenas, poet, novelist, and physicist; Ikerbasque Professor, Donostia International Physics Center; San Sebastián, Spain

Amy Catanzano, poet and cross-genre writer; recipient, PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry; Associate Professor, Poet-in-Residence, Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Andrew Joron, renowned poet, essayist, and translator; Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, San Francisco State University; San Francisco, USA

Dr. Eduardo Kac, renowned post-digital artist and poet; Professor of Art and Technology Studies, School of the Art Institute Chicago; Chicago, USA

Dr. Mark Kruse, quantum physicist, high-energy particle physics; Fuchsberg-Levine Family Professor of Physics, Duke University; Durham, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Ming-Qian Ma, scholar of poetry and poetics in relation to philosophy, art, and science; Associate Professor of English, State University of New York at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York, USA

Ed Roberson, renowned poet; recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Lila Wallace Writers’ Award, the Shelley Award, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Anne Waldman, internationally celebrated and renowned poet, performer, editor, and cultural activist; Distinguished Professor of Poetics, Naropa University, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics; Boulder, Colorado and New York City, USA

Special Events (open to the public):

Keynote Scholarly Lecture

Ming-Qian Ma

Performances and Poetry Readings

Will Alexander
Madhur Anand
Rae Armantrout
Juan José Gómez-Cadenas
Amy Catanzano
Andrew Joron
Ed Roberson
Anne Waldman

About the Reynolda Conference

The Reynolda Conference, awarded by the Humanities Institute at Wake Forest University, is funded by a grant for Engaged Humanities from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Reynolda Conference competitive grant offers faculty $20,000 to hold a three- to five-day seminar on a humanities topic of their choice. The grant award supports travel, lodging, and stipends for invited scholars of the conference planner’s choosing, as well as stipends for participating WFU and Triad area scholars.

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Performance with Fast Speaking Music and Thurston Moore at the Walker Art Museum, “Thurston Moore at 60,” Minneapolis, MN

Walker Art Museum, McGuire Theater
725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

“Rock & roll to me is everything. … I see it as a way of life, as a sort of an intellectual liberalism of being in the world.” —Thurston Moore

He cofounded Sonic Youth, altering the course of rock-and-roll by transforming punk, drone, electronic, free jazz, and art rock into thought experiments and spiritual epiphanies. During this celebration, exclusive to the Walker, Thurston Moore curates two distinct evenings of music reflecting his expansive past and current influences. In collaboration with Nels Cline, Anne Waldman, James Sedwards, Steve Shelley, and more to be announced, Moore revives art-rock mash-ups and reveals rock-and-roll as inner bliss.

Purchase tickets to both performances and receive a $10 discount.

To request an accessibility accommodation for a Walker program, please e-mail or call 612-375-7564 at least 2 weeks in advance. Please see the Walker’s Accessibility page for more information.

Nov 9, 2018
8:00 PM
McGuire Theater
$30 ($24 Walker Members)

Nov 10, 2018
8:00 PM
McGuire Theater
$30 ($24 Walker Members)

In honor of Dale Schatzlein (1948–2006) and his important work in dance and jazz in the Twin Cities, additional support is provided by Emily Maltz.

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