An interview with Dr. Daniel Katz and Jonathan Heron
In conjunction with a 2011 AHRC Fellowship to research and write a monograph on the American poet Jack Spicer, Dr. Daniel Katz (English and Comparative Literary Studies) embarked on a collaboration with Jonathan Heron of IATL, running Student Ensemble workshops that centred on Spicer’s work of 1957, After Lorca. In this interview, Daniel and Jonathan discuss both the workshops and the fascinating poet Jack Spicer.
Spicer himself dubbed After Lorca as a book of 'untranslations', interspersing his translations, adaptations, and deformations of Federico García Lorca’s lyrics with the occasional original poem and a series of letters from 'Jack' to the dead poet - all prefaced by an introduction 'ghost written' by the Spanish poet 'himself'.
From After Lorca:
A Translation for John Ryan
In the white endlessness
Click on the play button below to hear Spicer's poem 'Song of Two Windows' put to music by doctoral student Phil Jourdan.
Dr. Daniel Katz is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. His research mostly focuses on modernism and its aftermath extending to the present day. Particular research interests include the avant-garde and post-modernism; psychoanalysis, philosophy and critical theory; transatlantic literary studies; translation studies; poetry and poetics; the lyric subject, and autobiographical constructions.
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Katz, Daniel (2008) Writing in the disciplinary borderlands. [Journal Item] Modern Fiction Studies, Johns Hopkins University Press
Katz, Daniel (2010) James Schuyler's epistolary poetry : things, postcards, Ekphrasis. Journal of Modern Literature, Vol.34 (No.1). pp. 143-161. ISSN 0022-281X
Sedgwick, James Martin (2001) Emily Dickinson's grotesque: ambivalent interactions with uncertainty. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.