NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE
BLACK POETRY AFTER THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
Kathy Lou Schultz is serving as Visiting Faculty at the NEH Institute held at the Univ. of Kansas: http://blackpoetry.ku.edu/institute/faculty.shtml. Dr. Schultz will lecture on topic including “The Ongoing Legacy of Amiri Baraka” and "Using Electronic Resources as Interactive Classroom Tools" for teaching African American Poetry.
Kathy Lou Schultz is recording a "PoemTalk" at the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania on Bob Perelman's "Confession" from his book The Future of Memory. Schultz's co-respondents are Kristin Gallagher and Bruce Andrews. Penn Professor and Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Al Filreis, is host of PoemTalk. All the talks are eventually available as free, downloadable podcasts from http://jacket2.org/content/poem-talk. Schultz previously participated in a PoemTalk on Claude Mckay's "If We Must Die," with Herman Beavers and Salamishah Tillet, which is available here: http://jacket2.org/podcasts/constrained-honor-poemtalk-71.
The St. George’s Friends of Music Concert Series presents PRIZM Ensemble in collaboration with the Memphis Cotton Patchers Quilt Guild. Just as fragments (“pieces”) of sounds create music, so does pieces of fabric are sewn together to create beautiful quilts. Separate entities of music are also called “pieces”, and together they create a complete concert experience. Poet, professor, and scholar Kathy Lou Schultz will read a new poem written especially for this concert. It will entwine the music and act as the seams for our quilt of sound.
Dr. Kathy Lou Schultz will present a paper, "Black Dada: Amiri Baraka, Tristan Tzara, and the Historical Avant-Garde" at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Seattle, as part of the seminar on "Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas."
Dr. Kathy Lou Schultz has been invited by the Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas to be a visiting faculty member for the “Don’t Deny My Voice: Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement” Institute, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Schultz will be instructing college and university faculty, and selected graduate students, from across the country in this two-week seminar (July 19 - August 1, 2015) on “the practice of poetry– its creation, production and performance” considering “a new poetics for reading, teaching and interpreting the expanded landscape of contemporary poetries.” The Director of the Project on the History of Black Writing is Distinguished Professor Dr. Maryemma Graham.
The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History is a selected book for scholars by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
Confluence & Division: Amiri Baraka In/And Modernism
Organizer and Chair:Kathy Lou Schultz(University of Memphis)
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2:30-4:00
James Smethurst (University of Massachusetts Amherst) “‘That’s Where Sarah Vaughn
Lives’: Amiri Baraka and the Landscape and Soundscape of Black Newark”
Aldon Nielsen (Pennsylvania State University) “Raise; Race; Rays; Raze: RAZOR”
Ben Lee (Univ. of Tennessee) “Amiri Baraka and the (Re)Emergence of Revolutionary
African-American Criticism and the Institutionalization of Modernism
Organizer: Andy Hines (Vanderbilt University)
Chair: Keegan Cook Finberg (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Friday, Nov. 7, 3:30-5:00
Ben Glaser (Yale University) “New Negro Rhythm from Poe to Hopkins: James Weldon Johnson’s Poetry Courses at Fisk University”
Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore College) and Laura Heffernan (University of North Florida) “J. Saunders Redding’s Disciplinary History”
Andy Hines (Vanderbilt University)“Memory as Criticism: Langston Hughes’s Congressional Testimony and the New Criticism”
Kathy Lou Schultz (University of Memphis)“Mid-Century Modernism, Afro-Modernism, and Problems of Periodization”