06.03.2019

Can you recall your earliest gesture? Perhaps not consciously, but traces of these first attempts to orient our bodies in space linger in our everyday experiences. 

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Carrie Noland
Professor of French
Carrie Noland is the author of Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (Princeton, 1999), Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture (Harvard, 2009), and Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print (Columbia, 2015), as well as numerous articles on twentieth-century art. Collaborative interdisciplinary projects include Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement (Palgrave), co-edited with the Language poet Barrett Watten, and Migrations of Gesture (Minnesota), co-edited with anthropologist Sally Ann Ness. In fall of 2019, the University of Chicago Press will publish her newest book, Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary. She teaches French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.