Patrick Greaney: Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art (2014)

12 November 2017, dusan

“Literature and art have always depended on imitation, and in the past few decades quotation and appropriation have become dominant aesthetic practices. But critical methods have not kept pace with this development. Patrick Greaney reopens the debate about quotation and appropriation, shifting away from claims about the death of the author. In interpretations of art and literature from the 1960s to the present, Quotational Practices shows how artists and writers use quotation not to undermine authorship and originality, but to answer questions at the heart of twentieth-century philosophies of history.

Greaney argues that quotation is a technique employed by art and philosophy to build ties to the past and to possible futures. By exploring quotation’s links to gender, identity, and history, he offers new approaches to works by some of the most influential modern and contemporary artists, writers, and philosophers, including Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Michel Foucault, Marcel Broodthaers, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Hayes, and Vanessa Place.

Ultimately, Quotational Practices reveals innovative perspectives on canonical philosophical texts as well as art and literature in a wide range of genres and mediums—from concrete poetry and the artist’s book to performance, painting, and video art.”

Publisher University of Minnesota Press, 2014
ISBN 9780816687343, 081668734X
xiv+217 pages

Reviews: Laura Guy (Visual Studies, 2015), Adam Barbu (Rev Cult Theory, 2016).

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Amodern, 6: Reading the Illegible (2016)

12 April 2017, dusan

Amodern is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to the study of media, culture, and poetics.

The collective aim of contributions to this issue is “to imagine, in a scholarly or para-scholarly fashion, what we could explore, as writers and artists, if we took seriously the potential poetics of illegibility as a weird sub-category of the legible.”

With contributions by Nick Thurston, Johanna Drucker, Michael Cronin, John Mowitt, Garrett Stewart, Diana Hamilton, Kate Briggs, Matt Applegate, Stephen Voyce, and Luke Skrebowski.

Edited by Nick Thurston
Publisher Concordia University and Lakehead University, July 2016
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Reconfiliating: Conversations with Conceptual-Affiliated Writers (2015)

1 December 2015, dusan

“If poetry’s many communities have agreed on anything this year, it’s that so-called conceptual writing is a genre of stakes. Rather than claiming these stakes for the writers included in this volume, Reconfiliating hopes to show that the term “conceptual writing”—as it gets used online and in critical essays—fails to capture even a small portion of the actual work currently produced.”

Curated by Caleb Beckwith
with J. Gordon Faylor, Danny Snelson and Divya Victor
Afterword by Joseph Mosconi
Publisher Essay Press, Nov 2015
72 pages

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