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>11.10.22 michael davidson, nathalie koble & sara larsen


double change et l’atelier Michael Woolworth


sont heureux de vous inviter le mardi 11 octobre 2022 à 19h


à la lecture de 


Michael Davidson


Nathalie Koble


et Sara Larsen 


Atelier Michael Woolworth

2 rue de la Roquette, cour Février

75011 Paris


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Please note that on Wednesday 12th October, Michael Davidson will be giving a book talk bringing disability studies, sound studies and poetics into conversation. Details below.






Sara Larsen is an American poet living in Berlin. Her most recent book is a polyvocal exploration of punk and poetics, The Riot Grrrl Thing (Roof Books). Previous books include Merry Hell (Atelos Press), and All Revolutions Will Be Fabulous (Printing Press). She is the author of several chapbooks , most recently Starved Crew and Detonated Mirror. She was a recipient of a 2021 research grant for non-German literature from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 


Nathalie Koble enseigne la littérature à l’École normale supérieure de Paris. Ses travaux portent sur la mémoire inventive de la littérature médiévale, et sur la traduction et la pratique de la poésie. (Derniers livres parus : Drôles de Valentines. La tradition poétique de la Saint-Valentin, Genève, Héros limite, 2016, Donner suite. Les Suites du Merlin en prose : des romans de lecteurs, Paris Champion, 2020, Décamérez. Des nouvelles de Boccace, Paris, Macula, 2021, La Dame à la Licorne et le Beau Chevalier, Paris, Phébus, 2021, Extérieur chambres, Caen, NOUS, 2022).



Michael Davidson is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His work has focused on modern and contemporary American poetry, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies and deaf studies. His books on poetics include The San Francisco Renaissance: Poetics and Community at Mid-Century (Cambridge U Press, 1989), Ghostlier Demarcations: Modern Poetry and the Material Word (U of California Press, 1997), Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics (U of Chicago, 2003), and Outskirts of Form: Practicing Cultural Poetics (Wesleyan U Press, 2011). His work in disability studies includes Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body (U of Michigan, 2008), Invalid Modernism: Disability and the Missing Body of the Aesthetic (Oxford U Press, 2019) and Distressing Language: Disability and the Poetics of Error (New York U Press, 2022).

He is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Bleed Through: New and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2013). He is the co-author, with Lyn Hejinian, Barrett Watten, and Ron Silliman, of Leningrad (Mercury House Press, 1991). He is the editor of The New Collected Poems of George Oppen (New Directions, 2002).


« Distressing Language: Disability and the Poetics of Error”, a book talk by  Michael Davidson, Wednesday 12 October at 5:30 pm.

Both a critical and personal book informed by the author’s deafness and the mistakes of understanding that he experiences daily, Distressing Language: Disability and the Poetics of Error (New York University Press, 2022) considers what “sound” and “voice” mean in a world that presumes hearing. Premised on queer/crip ideas of temporality, Distressing Languagedeals with issues of sound, deafness and the representation of error in contemporary art and poetry, bringing disability studies, sound studies and poetics into conversation. Included in the talk will be discussions of the poet Larry Eigner and the deaf visual artist, Christine Sun Kim.

This is both an in-person and online event :

  • Université Paris Cité, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, Place Paul Riœur, 8è étage, salle 830. 
  • To attend online, please request the link from


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