Join celebrated artist and printer, Didier Mutel, awardee of the 2016 Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main (for his work R217A), in a wide-ranging discussion with curator Timothy Young. Mutel continues the work of the oldest French printing atelier, originally founded in Paris in 1793, honoring the traditions of the art while bringing new energy and techniques to the form. On view will be many of his works, from early experiments to his most recent productions. Beinecke Library, along with the Haas Arts Library, serves as an archive of Mutel’s work.
The Yale campus and the streets of New Haven will literally become a poem for a few hours on the afternoon of Friday, September 27. Spelled out in letters the size of human bodies, the word TRANSCULTURALISM will set out from Beinecke Library at precisely 3 p.m., breaking apart and reassembling to form other words as Alain Arias-Misson leads a group of 16 volunteers on a perambulatory route of poetic permutations past various symbolic sites across town.
Monique Wittig (1935 – 2003) was an influential feminist writer who explored the intersections of gender roles, sexuality, language and literary form. Her first novel, L’Opoponax, published in 1964, was awarded the Prix Médicis and Les Guérillères, from 1969, became a touchstone for revolutionary expression, a source of ideas for many major feminist and lesbian thinkers and writers.
Eileen Myles delivers the annual Windham-Campbell Lecture “Why I Write.” Yale University President Peter Salovey presents the 2019 awards in poetry, ﬁction, drama, and nonﬁction.
Myles will be introduced by Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History, and Divinity.
Part of the 2019 Windham-Campbell Festival: https://windhamcampbell.org
The festival’s signature closing event will include short readings by all eight of this year’s prize recipients.
This year’s prize recipients are: in fiction, Danielle McLaughlin (Ireland) and David Chariandy (Canada); in nonfiction, Raghu Karnad (India) and Rebecca Solnit (United States); in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson (Jamaica) and Kwame Dawes (Ghana/Jamaica/United States); in drama, Young Jean Lee (United States) and Patricia Cornelius (Australia).