Martyrologies opens this Friday at 12.30pm, Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing, School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury. Closing time: 6.30pm Saturday 10th May. Admission: free. The installation will run for the duration of the Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture conference, but you do not have to be a delegate to attend.
What do modernist and contemporary traditions of found poetry and conceptual wri ting have to do with Christian history? The sound installation Martyrologies borrows and recontextualizes sentences drawn from Bede, John Foxe, Thieleman van Braght, and other Christian accounts of martyrdom, in order to underline the paradoxical inscription of subjectivity found in these early texts.
Each sentence in the poem was selected specifically because it represents a martyr’s death, and the surrounding story of events leading up to that death has been omitted. Martyrs gain identity precisely at the moment of their own demise 3B in effect, their death is the event which gives them historical subjectivity.
The text’s montage of found sentences defamiliarizes its source material, thereby interrogating connections between narrative and religious identity, and reworking traditional accounts of European religious history. An earlier version of Martyrologies was published in Jaeger’s Eckhart Cars (Salt 2004). This event is organised by Amy Evans as part of the Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature conference in the Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing at the University of Kent, 9th-10th May 2014.
Launch of issue one of ZONE. Readings by contributors Tim Atkins, Natalie Bradbeer, Amy Evans, Ollie Evans, Nancy Gaffield, Ben Hickman, Jeff Hilson, Doug Jones, Dorothy Lehane, Richard Parker, Will Rowe, Juha Virtanen, Steve Willey.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 8:00pm.
Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Veer Books will launch a new series of variously named publications featuring work by younger innovative writers, four at a time, called ‘VierSomes’ (or ‘4somes’ or ‘Quartets’ …)
This event will launch the series with readings from some of the featured authors:
Becky Cremin, Amy Evans, Edward Hardy, Danny Hayward, Frances Kruk, slmendoza, Nat Raha
Admission free but space is limited – to book a place guests must email email@example.com
Tuesday September 20th, The Hope, Queen’s Rd., Brighton. Ulli Freer, Samuel Solomon & Amy Evans. More at the Hi Zero! Facebook page.
Wednesday, July 27 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Upstairs @ The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AE. More here.