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  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Graduate Writing Book List

Fall 2012 Graduate Writing
Mandatory Book List for Students Registered in the Following Courses

CRN 30738 WRIT 650A — Seminar in Literary Translation — Guy Bennett
Biguenet, Schulte (Eds.) Theories of Translation Univ. of Chicago Press 226048713
 
CRN 30739 WRIT 750A — Literary Seminar — "OULIPO" — Douglas Messerli
Harry Matthews, Alastair Brotchie (Eds.) Oulipo Compendium Atlas Press 0-9743554-3-7
Harry Matthews The Journalist Dalkey Archive 978-1564781659
Tom La Farge 13 Writhing Machines Vol.1 Administrative Assemblages Proteotypes 978-0-9800001-8-1
Tom La Farge Vol. 2 Homomorphic Converters Proteotypes 978-0-9800001-9-1
Tom La Farge Vol. 3 Echo Alternators Proteotypes 978-0-9827234-1-8
Georges Perec Life A User's Manual David R. Godine 978-0879237516
Walter Abish Alphabetical Africa New Directions 978-0811205337
Jacques Roubaud The Great Fire of London Dalkey Archive 978-1564783967
Raymond Queneau Exercises in Style New Directions 978-0811207898
Gilbert Sorrentino Gold Fools Green Integer 978-1892295675
Ian Monk Family Archeology Make Now Press 978-0974355412
Jacques Jouet Mountain R Dalkey Archive 978-1564783301
Italo Calvino Invisible Cities Harvest Books 156453800
 
CRN 30740 WRIT 750B — Literary Seminar — "Political Fictions" — Peter Gadol
Ward Just Jack Gance Mariner Books 978-0395856024
Joan Didion Democracy Vintage 978-0679754855
Joan Didion Political Fictions Vintage 978-0375718908
Norman Mailer Miami and the Siege of Chicago NYRB Classics 978-1590172964
Anonymous Primary Colors Random House 978-0812976472
Philip Roth I Married a Communist Vintage 978-0375707216
Milan Kundera The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Harper Perennial 978-0060932145
Yan Lianke Serve the People! Grove 0802170446
JM Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians Penguin 978-0143116929
Talbo and Marcos The Uncomfortable Dead Akashic Books 978-1933354897
Curtis Sittenfeld American Wife Random House 978-0812975406
 
CRN 30741 WRIT 750C — Literary Seminar — Dennis Phillip
Nicholas Piombino Contradicta: Aphorisms Green Integer Books 978-1933382487
Doug Kearney The Black Automaton Fence Magazine, Inc. 978-1934200285
Jacques Roubaud Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House, Guy Bennett translator Green Integer Books 978-1933382531
Mohammed Dib L.A. Trip: A Novel in Verse, Paul Vangelisti translator Green Integer Books 978-1615549276
Laura Mullen Dark Archive Univ. of California Press 978-0520268869
Luxorious Opera Omina, Art Beck translator Otis Books/Seismicity Editions 9780984528967
Martha Ronk Vertigo Coffee House Press 978-1566892056
Cole Swenson Gravesend Univ. of California Press 978-0520273177