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Visiting Writers Series: Jennifer Scappettone

By: Richard Meier

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST November 14, 2017

Location: Niemann Media Theater, Hedberg Library

The Visiting Writers Series welcomes readings by poet and scholar Jennifer Scappettone from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Niemann Media Theater (inside the Hedberg Library).

Jennifer Scappettone works at the crossroads of writing, translation, and scholarly research, on the page and off. She is the author of the cross-genre verse books: From Dame Quickly The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump, and of the critical study Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice. Her translations of the polyglot poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli were collected in Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli, and she founded PennSound Italiana, an audiovisual archive of experimental Italian poetry. She has collaborated on site-specific performance works with a wide spectrum of musicians, architects, code artists, and dancers, at locations ranging from the tract of Trajan’s aqueduct beneath the American Academy in Rome to the cloister of the São Bento Monastery in Porto to Fresh Kills Landfill. Installations of her visual poetry were exhibited most recently at WUHO in Los Angeles and Una Vetrina in Rome. She is Associate Professor at the University of Chicago and archives at

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Location: Niemann Media Theater, Hedberg Library