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Andrei Codrescu's Posthuman Dada Guide

In conjunction with the exhibition DOCUMENTING DADA / DISSEMINATING DADA, the UI Libraries is very pleased to welcome poet and essayist ANDREI CODRESCU, the author of the Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, editor of Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Life & Letters, and the 2017 collection of new poems, The Art of Forgetting.

Codrescu's lecture will begin at 7:00, followed by a reception and book signing in the Main Library's North Lobby. Two of Codrescu's books will be available for purchase at the event: The Art of Forgetting (Sheep Meadow Press) and The Posthuman Dada Guide (Princeton University Press).

Seating in Shambaugh Auditorium is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend, PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE to aid our planning.

If you are unable to attend the lecture, the University of Iowa will be LIVE STREAMING the event (which you can view by clicking the preceding link or via the embedded played below). After the event, a video of the lecture will be posted on the UI Libraries' web site.

The Main Library Gallery exhibition DOCUMENTING DADA / DISSEMINATING DADA will be open before and after the lecture, closing at 9:00 pm.

This lecture is sponsored by the journal Dada/Surrealism, the UI School of Library and Information Science - Newsome Lecture Fund, the UI International Writing Program, and the UI MFA Program in Literary Translation.


Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

University of Iowa Main Library, Shambaugh Auditorium (north entrance of the Main Library)
125 West Washington St. Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Lecture/Discussion, Community Event, Guest Speaker


Students, Parents, Alumni/Friends, Faculty/Staff, Everybody, Graduate Students, Community Members


University Libraries

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Writing


dada, codrescu


Free of charge and open to all



Contact Name

Jess Lee

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Event Registration Required

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