Can you string your assigned four pages together with a close-reading based on the text/images? Can you give us an interpretation of your four pages by drawing on ALL elements: text, visuals, page-design (breaking into the margin? text somehow uniquely broken up into, say, panes? or cartoon panels? significance of this?)? And, finally, what is Philips able to do in your assigned four pages by drawing over/painting over/treating and erasing a source-text rather than writing an original work?
Group 1: pages 1-4
Group 2: pages 6-10
Group 3: pages 11-14
Group 4: pages 15-19
Group 5: pages 20-24
If you’d like to follow along and see which particular images from The Humument Matt discusses today in his presentation, here is the document he will be working through.
A fellow poet has written of Finlay’s works on paper the following: “The point is to give the reader a shock not of recognition but of cognition, which is much harder and much more valuable.” With this in mind, please work with your group members to come up with a careful analysis of what your assigned poem is about and/or what’s at stake in your assigned poem. Consider what sorts of conventions of poetry Finlay is trying to disrupt and consider how he is trying to expand our sense of what poetry is or what poetry could be.
GROUP 1: Wave/rock (check out some different iterations of the poem using Google images)
GROUP 2: Fisherman’s cross
GROUP 3: A Patch for a RipTide: Sail
GROUP 4: Sales/Waves
GROUP 5: Star/Steer
GROUP 6: You/Me/Us (and also this version)
Take ten minutes or so to free-write your reading or response to Eugen Gomringer’s “Silencio” and “Ping Pong.” Questions to ask yourself: how do you read this? how does his poetry reconfigure “reading”? what’s the meaning of the poems? how do we interpret them? what do you think is the larger argument he’s trying to make about language and/or poetry?
Here’s where you can download the campus VPN. As we talked about in class, this is how you access the library website and databases when you’re not on campus.
Give the class a reading or an interpretation of your assigned Futurist work; if possible, tie your reading back to in-class lectures on Futurism. Do whatever you can to avoid saying “I don’t know” and, as always, make sure all your claims about the text are supported by evidence. Finally, once again, keep in mind you can use this as the basis for your discussion forum post that’s due on Tuesday.
Group 1: Après la Marne
Group 2: Correction of Proofs + Desires in Speed
Group 3: Canguillo’s “Detonation” and Marinetti’s “A Landscape Heard”
Group 4: Marinetti’s “They Are Coming”
Group 5: Depero’s “Colors”
Group 6: (focus on explaining the key points and think through their motivation for writing this) Marinetti’s “Variety Theatre Manifesto”