Fonds MsC 162 - Adeena Karasick fonds

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Adeena Karasick fonds

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MsC 162

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  • [199?]-[201?] (Creation)
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    Karasick, Adeena

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(1965-)

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Adeena Karasick is a poet, media-artist and the award-winning author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, Amuse Bouche: Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks 2009), The House That Hijack Built (Talonbooks, 2004). The Arugula Fugues (Zasterle Press, 2001), Dyssemia Sleaze (Talonbooks, Spring 2000), Genrecide (Talonbooks, 1996), Mêmewars (Talonbooks, 1994), and The Empress Has No Closure (Talonbooks, 1992). Marked with an urban, Jewish, feminist aesthetic that continually challenges normative modes of meaning production, and engaged with the art of combination and turbulence of thought, her work is a testament to the creative and regenerative power of language and its infinite possibilities for pushing meaning to the limits of its semantic boundaries. Karasick has lectured and performed worldwide and regularly publishes articles, reviews and dialogues on contemporary poetry, poetics and cultural/semiotic theory. She is Professor of Global Literature at St. John's University in New York.

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Records were in the custody of Adeena Karasick prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2015.

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Fonds consists of the literary papers, video recordings, slides, posters, promotional material and digital records of Adeena Karasick. Records document her work as a poet and performer, blurring lines between academic discourse and popular cullture in the fields of contemporary poetry, poetics and cultural and semiotic theory.

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