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Clark D Lunberry

Professor

English | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Teaching and Research: dramatic literature and performance studies, the interrelations of the arts, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, and the history of the avant-garde.

Education

Ph.D., English (Modern Studies Program). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., English (Modern Studies Program). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., University of Kansas 

Biography

Clark Lunberry is a Professor in the Dept. of English at the University of North Florida. Along with his interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, Lunberry creates site-specific “writing on water |  writing on air” art and poetry installations, placing large-scale poems on water and windows. Recent installations have been completed in Uppsala, Sweden; Durham, London, and Oxford, England; Paris, France; Toronto, Canada; Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; Stanford University; ​the University of Georgia; and at the University of North Florida. Photographs of these projects, as well as further details about his work, can be seen at his website: http://www.clarklunberry.com/
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Sabbatical project, a book of collected essays on the work of theater director and theorist Herbert Blau, in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Roach, Yale University, Spring 2015.

UNF Research Grant, “Writing on the Landscape: Extensions of the Poem in Japan and the West,” based at Ryogkoku University, Kyoto, Japan, as “Research Scholar from Abroad, Summer 2011.

Intellectual Life Grant to bring the Hungarian poet Marton Koppany to UNF to present his poetry, March 2011.

Intellectual Life Grant to bring the Miami painter Yolanda Sanchez to UNF to present her work, March 2010.

International Faculty Grant for travel to France to develop a study abroad course, August 2009.

Summer 2009 Research Grant, “Writing on Water: Extensions of Text (and Teaching) onto Landscape.”

Intellectual Life Grant to bring the pianist Louis Goldstein to UNF to perform, in conjunction with my course on the New York School, John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, Feb. 26, 2009.

Intellectual Life Grant to invite the pianist, Louis Goldstein, for a class visit and the solo performance of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories, Oct. 12, 2006.

Publications & Presentations

BOOKS
The Very Thought of Herbert Blau. Co-Editor (with Joseph Roach). U of Michigan Press, 2018..

Writing On Water / Writing On Air. U of North Florida, 2016.

Sites of Performance—Of Time and Memory. Anthem Press, 2014.

StonePoems. Bratislava: Kalligram Press; Budapest: Institute of Broken and Reduced Languages, 1999. 

JOURNALS
"Writing on Basho's Pond," Critical Multilingualism Studies. 7: 2 (2019): 21-34. 

"Dance of Light and Loss," Performing Arts Journal (PAJ 112, 2016). Vol. 38, No. 1: 56-62.   

"Picturing the Flames of Daimonji," Kyoto Journal (Winter 2015). Vol. 84: 20-33.

"Bodies of Water: Somebody | Nobody" (For E.D.), Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin (Nov/Dec 2015). Vol. 27, No. 2: 16-20.

"Reinventing, Vowel by Colorful Vowel," Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art (Fall 2014). Vol. 16, No. 2: 104-111.

“Seeing In Plain Sight—Installations in Flight,” University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2014). Vol. 83, No. 3: 606-624. 

“‘…In Front of Our Eyes’ — Remembering Herbert Blau,” The Beckett Circle, the newsletter of the Samuel Beckett Society, Oxford University (Spring 2014).

“Suspicious Silence: Walking Out on John Cage.” Current Musicology (Spring 2014), No. 94: 127-142.

Review of Herbert Blau’s Reality Principles: From the Absurd to the Virtual (U of Michigan Press), for The Drama Review, (Winter 2013), Vol. 57, No. 4 (T220): 172–174.

"Antonin Artaud's Unending Death Rattle." Rattle: A Journal at the Convergence of Art and Writing. Vol. 3
(Summer 2012): 27-40.


“That’s the Beauty of It, Or, Why John Ashbery is Not a Painter,” Journal of Modern Literature. 34: 4 (Summer 2011): 172- 184.

“Writing on Water, Murmur of Words.” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 7: 2 (Fall 2010): 139-159.

“Soliloquies of Silence: James Turrell’s Theater of Installation.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 37: 1 (March 2009): 85-98.

“The Theater and its Derridean Double: Writing Upon Derrida’s Theater of Thought.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (Winter 2008).

“‘Staring Sightlessly’: Proust’s Presence in Beckett’s Absence.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 22: (Fall 2007): 53-63.

“Departing Landscapes: Morton Feldman’s String Quartet II and Triadic Memories.” SubStance 110: Vol. 35, Number 2 (Summer 2006): 17-50.

“Wiping Blood from the Walls: Medea’s Pleasures of Terror.” Theatre Topics 16: 1 (March 2006): 35-45.

Sites of Sound, Alchemies of Air: Audiotropsm. CD Liner Notes for live trio improvisations by Hal Rammel, Thomas Gaudynski and Steve Nelson-Raney. Milwaukee, WI: Necessary Arts, 2005.

“So Much Depends: Printed Matter, Dying Words and the Entropic Poem.” Critical Inquiry 30: 3 (Spring 2004): 627-653.

“Theater as Installation: Ann Hamilton and the Accretions of Gesture.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 37: 1 (March 2004): 119-133.

“In the Name of Coriolanus: The Prompter (Prompted).” Comparative Literature 54: 3 (Summer 2002): 229-241.

"Quiet Catastrophe: Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Vanished.” Discourse 24.2 (Spring 2002): 84-118.

“(Silence): Scripting [It], Staging [It] on the Page, For the Stage.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 15: 2 (Spring 2001): 69-84.

"The Philosopher and the Geisha: Alponso Lingis and the Performance of Philosophy." Discourse 22.2 (Spring 2000): 92- 103.

“Broken English: Deviant Language and the Para-Poetic.” Kyoto Journal 29 (Spring 1995): 90-99. Now available  on UBU.COM: http://www.ubu.com/papers/Lunberry_Poetless-Poem.pdf

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“‘Staring Sightlessly’: Proust’s Presence in Beckett’s Absence.” Beckett’s Proust/Deleuze’s Proust. Ed. Mary Bryden and Margaret Topping. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009: 117-127.

“‘Collaborating with Entropy’: Robert Smithson’s Enantiomorphic Chambers and the Exhibition of Absence.” Im)permanence: Cultures in/out of Time. Ed. Judith Schachter and Steve Brockmann. Pittsburgh: Penn State UP, 2008: 59-69.

"East Meets West Meets East: Dreaming Japanese Butoh." The Avant-garde and the Margins: New Territories of Modernism. Ed. Sanja Bahun-Radunovic and Marinos Pourgouris. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.

“In the Name of Coriolanus: The Prompter (Prompted).” Shakespearean Criticism (SC-96). Ed. Michelle Lee. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006: 165-172.

“The Accidental Re-Appearance of Language” in Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader, 1988-1998, Vol. 2, Poetry and Essays. Eds. Andrei Codrescu and Laura Rosenthal. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2000: 395-405.

"WRITING ON WATER / WRITING ON AIR" INSTALLATIONS
"A Time Once Upon," Chiswick Gardens, London, England, June 2019.

"DisAppearingWorld," Svandemman Pond, Uppsala, Sweden, September 2018.

"Vanishing Point | Point Vanishing," Lake Herrick, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, November 2017."

Image | Mirage," a Writing on Water Art and Poetry Installation, University of Oxford, on the pond adjacent to Lazenbee's Ground Walk, Oxford, England, September 11-16, 2017. 


"And then the Windows failed," a Writing on Water / Writing on Air Art Installation, Fondation des Etats-Unis (windows of the Grand Salon), and on the lake inside the Parc Montsouris, Paris, France, June 22 – July 1, 2016. 

“Mizu No Oto” (Sound of Water). “Writing on Water / Writing on Air” Art Installation, Tama Art University (Hachioji Campus), Tokyo, Japan, June 30 – 28, 2015.

“‘Bodies of Water—Somebody | Nobody’ (for E.D.)” University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (USA), September 28 – October 16, 2014.

“A Time To”; “Writing on Air”; “Mixed Signals.” Stanford University (USA), in conjunction with the conference “Performance Studies International 19” (PSi 19), June 25-July 1, 2013.

"Sight | Light," FSCJ-Kent Campus Library, Jacksonville, Florida, Feb. 2 – May 7, 2013.

"In One Ear & Out the Other," Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (France), in conjunction with the conference “Transatlantic Cage: John Cage’s Centennial in Paris.” September 19 - 22, 2012.

"Neither Here Nor There," University of Toronto, in conjunction with the conference “(An)Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence,” March 8 – 12, 2012. 

"No Such Thing,"  University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (USA), in conjunction with UNF's John Cage Festival, March 1 – April 8, 2012.

“Crossing Over (After Hakuin),” Pt. 1. Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan, July 4-8, 2011. 

“Crossing Over (After Hakuin),” Pt. 2. Keio University (Hiyoshi Campus), Tokyo, Japan, July 11-15, 2011.

“Sensation: Water | Trees | Sky,” University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (USA), March 21 – April 13, 2011.

“Word In Mind.” Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) projection event, at the San Marco Skyway Station, Jacksonville, FL (USA). Dec. 1, 2010.

“Providing Positioning," University of Durham (England), in conjunction with the conference “Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World Poetics,” Sept. 8-10, 2010.

"The Uncomprehending Window," Institut Charles V – Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, in conjunction with the conference “John Ashbery in Paris,” March 11 – 13, 2010.

“Floating Form Less,” University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (USA), Nov. 1-14, 2009. 

“Murmur of Words / Murmur of Wounds,” University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (USA), February 2008.

“Water on Water,” University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (USA), April 7-20, 2007.

"WRITING ON WATER / WRITING ON AIR" PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Writing on Water | Writing on Air," The Curtis Meltzer Memorial Lecture, Story and Song Bookstore, Fernandina Beach, Florida, October 24, 2018.

​"Surface Tension and Aquatic Reveries | Writing on Water and the Naming of Waves," an invited talk at the Stockholm University, “The Higher Literary Seminar,” September 20, 2018.

​"Surface Tension and Aquatic Reveries | Writing on Water and the Naming of Waves," an invited talk at the Uppsala University’s “The Higher Seminar in Rhetoric,” September 18, 2018.


"Writing on Water," an invited talk at the University of Georgia's Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Athens, GA, November 10, 2017.

"Bodies of Water: Somebody | Nobody" (For E.D.), Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin. Vol. 27, No. 2: 16-20.

Invited Presentations in Japan, Spring/Summer 2015:


“Seeing In Plain Sight—Installations in Flight,” University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ). (Fall 2014). Vol. 83, No. 3:
606-624.


“In One Ear & Out the Other: Installation at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3,” TERZ Magazine, Vienna, Austria 2013: <http://terz.cc/magazin.php?z=246&id=267>

“strikethrough,” Otolith, Issue 26, 2012. <http://goo.gl/DLovQI>

“Floating Form Less.” Otoliths, Vol. 20, Summer 2011. <http://the-otolith.blogspot.com/>

Invited Presentations in Japan, Summer 2011, “Writing on the Landscape: Extensions of the Poem in Japan and the West”:


“Floating Form Less.” Otoliths, Vol. 20, Summer 2011. <http://the-otolith.blogspot.com/>

“Writing on Water, Murmur of Words.” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of
Creative Writing, 7: 2 (Fall 2010): 139-159.

“Writing on Water: Extensions of Text (and Teaching) onto Landscape.” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 7: 2 (Fall 2010): 139-159.

“Writing on Water / Writing on Air: Language onto Landscape,” an invited lecture at the Université de Caen (France), March 17, 2010.

“Writing on Water: Extensions of Text (and Teaching) onto Landscape.” A paper presented at the conference,
“Creativity: Worlds in the Making.” Wake Forest University, Mar. 18–20, 2009

“Water On Water,” a selection of photographs from the 2007 UNF Library Installation, in the journal, Exquisite
Corpse <http://www.corpse.org/>, Summer 2008.


POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLICATIONS
“Correspondences" (After Charles Baudelaire). Western Humanities Review 69: 1 (Summer 2015): 63-68.

“In One Ear & Out the Other: Installation at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3,” TERZ Magazine, Vienna,
Austria, 2013.


"Born So Blind," from the CD "Eat Justiss: The Poetry of Alan Justiss," featuring Noah Lunberry, 2012.

“strikethrough,” Otolith, Issue 26, 2012. <http://goo.gl/DLovQI>

“Floating Form Less,” Otolith, Issue 20, 2011. < http://goo.gl/YvItdK> 

“Murmur of Words/Murmur of Wounds,” a “Writing on Water” Installation, 2009. Slideshow with sound on
UBU.COM:  http://ubu.com/film/lunberry.html


“Words Away: A Poem in 125 Parts,” E·ratio. <http://www.eratiopostmodernpoetry.com/> (Fall 2008). 

“Water On Water,” Exquisite Corpse a selection of photographs from the 2007 “Water On Water” UNF Library
Installation: http://bit.ly/1oWPDWs


“As If / To Drift,” “Eavesdropping Across America” and “Reconsider Now” (three poems, in collaboration with the musician Jason Arnold). EAT #1 (spoken word CD). Ed. Mark Ari. Winter 2007.

“Found Eyes,” “Only Fragments” (two poems). Kalligram: Art & Idea (January 2003): 54-55.

“Nobody Takes,” “The Attained Eye,” “Minds” (three poems). The 2River View 6: 2 (Winter 2002): 12-14.
<www.2river.org/2RView/6_2/2RV06_2.pdf>


“What Up,” “Trees of Animals” (two poems). Vert #6 (Winter 2002 <http://epc.buffalo.edu/mags/vert/Vert_issue_6/cvrsix.html>

“Said Sounds,” “Appeared Moment” (two poems). Chicago Review 47: 1 (Spring 2001): 79-80.

“Nothing in My Head” (one poem). SugarMule #9 (Spring 2001) <http://www.marclweber.com/sugarmule/frame9.htm>

“Silent Thoughts,” “Thinking Of,” “Pieces” (three poems). Kalligram: Art & Idea (Dec. 2000): 85-94.

“Delivering,” “World Words,” “Winged,” “There” (four poems). LVNG: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, Essays & Art 8 (Winter 2000): 39-43.

StonePoems  (a book of poems and photographs). Bratislava, Slovakia: Kalligram Press, 1999. (This book was included in the exhibition “Outside of a Dog: Paperback and Other Books by Artists,” at Baltic: International Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England, September-May 2004.)

“Enlightenment Needs a Minyan” (photographs). Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (Summer 1996): 48-52. 

“Rakan: The Disciples of the Buddha” (photographs). Kyoto Journal 20 (Spring 1992): 31-35.

“Japanese Jizo” (photographs and article). Mainichi Graphic, 1 Oct. 1989: 35-42. 


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES & PERFORMANCES
TEDxFSCJ Salon: "Leonardos of the 21st Century," Panel Member. Thursday, February 28, 2019, MOCA Jacksonville.

"Surface Tension: Writing on Water," Uppsala University, September 18, 2018;  and Stockholm University, September 21, 2018.

"Writing on Water," an invited talk at the University of Georgia's Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Athens, GA, November 10, 2017.

“An Aquatic Reverie”: Mallarmé’s Writing on Water and the Naming of Waves," Power of the Word International Conference V, "The Prophetic Word," Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 13-16 September 2017.

"And then the Windows failed | Installing Emily Dickinson,” Emily Dickinson International Society Triennial Conference, Cité  International Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France, June 24, 2016.
   
Writing on Basho’s Pond,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Annual Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Mar. 17-Mar. 20, 2016.

“Reinventing Language, Vowel by Colorful Vowel,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual
Conference, Seattle, WA. Feb. 26-March 1, 2014.

“Seeing in Plain Sight – Installations in Flight” and “Remembering Herbert Blau.” Conference Title: Performance Studies International 19 (PSi 19). Stanford University, June 27, 2013. (This conference included an accompanying installation.)  

“Floating Form Less - Writing on the Landscape,” keynote panel (with Ron Silliman and Joe Milutis) at the conference “Convergence on Poetics,” at the University of Washington-Bothell, September 27-30, 2012.

“In One Ear & Out the Other – On Not Hearing John Cage.” Conference Title: “Transatlantic Cage: John Cage’s Centennial in Paris.” Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, September 19 - 22, 2012. (This conference included an accompanying installation.)

“Suspicious Silence: Walking Out on John Cage.” Conference Title: “(An) Aesthetic of Absence - Une esthétique de l'absence.” Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, March 8-10, 2012. (This conference included an accompanying installation.)

“Writing on Water / Writing on Air: Dispersions of a Borderless Poem.” Conference Title:  “Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World Poetics,” Sept. 8-10, 2010, Durham University, UK. (This conference included an accompanying installation.)

“‘Professional Exiles Like Me’: John Ashbery’s Self-Imposed Paris and the Pursuit of Poetic Abstraction.” Conference Title: “John Ashbery in Paris,” at the Institut Charles V – Université Paris Diderot, in Paris, France, March 11 – 13, 2010. (This conference included an accompanying installation.)

“Writing on Water / Writing on Air: Language onto Landscape,” an invited lecture at the Université de Caen (France), March 17, 2010.

“Antonin Artaud’s Unending Death Rattle.” Conference Title: Séismes / Seismic Shifts 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. University of Minnesota, Department of French and Italian. Minneapolis, MN, March 26-28, 2009.

“The Deep Seascape,” two poems included in sound installation by composer Erik DeLuca, Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Art Center’s Concert Hall, Miami, FL, March 21, 2009.

“Installing James Turrell’s Installation Art: The Building of Next to Nothing at All.” Conference Title: Built Spaces: Earth Sky and Human Praxes. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University. April 27-29, 2007.

“The Theatre and its Derridean Double: Derrida’s Theater of Thought.” International Interdisciplinary Conference: Following Derrida: Legacies. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. October 2006.

“Vanishing Acts: Seeking Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.” Invited Speaker. Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. July 14, 2006.

“‘Staring Sightlessly’: Proust’s Presence in Beckett’s Absence.” Invited Speaker. Conference Title: Beckett’s
Proust/Deleuze’s Proust. An international conference organized by Cardiff School of European Studies, Cardiff University (Wales), Mar. 9-11, 2006.

“Setting an Empty Stage: Proust’s Presence in Beckett’s Absence.” Conference Title: Beckett at 100: New Perspectives, Florida State University, Feb. 9-11, 2006.

“Vanishing Acts: Seeking Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.” Invited Speaker. University of North Florida Art Gallery. December 1, 2005.

“East Meets West Meets East: Japanese Butoh.” Modernist Studies Association, 7th Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Nov. 3-6, 2005.

“‘Collaborating with Entropy’: Robert Smithson and the Exhibition of Decay.” Conference Title: (Im)permanence: Cultures In/Out of Time. Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University. October 13-16, 2005.

“Wiping Blood from the Walls: The Make-Believe Pleasures of Tragedy and Terror.” Modernist Studies Association, 6th Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Oct. 21-24, 2004.

“Remembrance of Things Present: Steven Foster’s Repetition Series, Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories.” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. April 9, 2004.

“The Pediatrician and the Patient: William Carlos Williams and Robert Smithson,” 20th-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 2002.

Poetry Reading at Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI. October 12, 1999.

“Broken English: Deviant Language and the Para-Poetic,” Conference of Postmodern Literatures, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, April 1999.

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