Marjorie Perloff on the Futurist Moment

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Founded in 1995 through the generosity of Phyllis Wattis, this SFMOMA lecture series brings innovative thinkers to the Bay Area. Known for her seminal text The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture, Marjorie Perloff works across modernist and contemporary poetics to explore innovative form and its reception. In this talk she considers futurist aesthetics and their legacies in contemporary art, performance, and poetics. After her remarks, she’ll be joined in conversation by Johanna Drucker.


Marjorie Perloff, literary critic
Johanna Drucker, Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Information Studies, UCLA

Image: Marjorie Perloff; photo: courtesy Stanford University