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 an Associate Professor in the Dept. of English at the University of North Florida. Along with his interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, Lunberry is a visual artist and poet who for several years has been designing and creating numerous “writing on water / writing on air” environmental poetry installations, placing large-scale poems on water and windows. In addition to his various projects on the UNF campus, he has recently completed poetry installations in Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; Paris, France; and Durham, England. Photographs of these projects, as well as further details about his work, can be seen at his website: <http://www.unf.edu/~clunberr>
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Summer 2011 UNF Research Grant, “Writing on the Landscape: Extensions of the Poem in Japan and the West”

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

Summer 2009 UNF 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

Academic Publications (Chapters in Books)

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

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

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

“In the Name of Coriolanus: The Prompter (Prompted),” in Shakespearean Criticism (SC-96). Michelle Lee, ed. (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.

Academic Publications (Articles in Refereed Journals)

“Writing in the Waves, A Poem on a Pond.” Packington Review. Vol. 3 (forthcoming 2011)

“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, 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: 1 (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.

“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: Alphonso Lingis and the Multi-Mediated Performance of the Philosophical Text.” Discourse 22.2 (Spring 2000): 92-103.

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

Poetry and Photography Publications

“Floating Form Less,” Otolith, 2011. <http://the-otolith.blogspot.com>

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

“Words Away: A Poem in 125 Parts,” E·ratio. <http://www.eratiopostmodernpoetry.com/> (Fall 2008). To see a reading of this poem, click here: http://www.unf.edu/coas/writing-program/riverhouse/Faculty_%20Poetry_Reading%203.html

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

“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 (December 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.

“Writing on Water/Writing on Air” Installations, Presentations & Publications
“Crossing Over” Installations, at Hiroshima City University, from July 4-8, and at Keio University, in Tokyo, from July 11-15, 2011.

Invited Presentations in Japan on my Installations:
•Hiroshima City University, July 7, 2011
•Senshu University, Tokyo, July 12, 2011
•Keio University, Tokyo, July 14, 2011
•Waseda University, Tokyo, July 15, 2011
•Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, July 19, 2011
•Ryukoku University, Kyoto, July 20, 2011

“Water/Trees/Sky: Sensation,” part four of my on-going (annual) “Writing on Water” Installation on the UNF library’s pond, March 21 – April 13, 2011, with components of the installation on the library pond, inside of the library’s stairway, on the library’s stairway windows and inside of the library’s entryway showcase.

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

“Sensation.” Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) commission, at the San Marco Skyway Station. Dec. 1, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFCak5_ByYA.

“Providing Positioning,” a commissioned installation projects at the international poetry conference, titled “Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World Poetics,” Sept. 8-10, 2010, Durham University, UK.

In conjunction with the upcoming “Cosmopoetics” conference, I have also been invited to install site-specific environmental poems on selected windows and bodies of water on the University of Durham campus.

“Writing on Water: Extensions of Text (and Teaching) onto Landscape.” Forthcoming publication in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge), forthcoming Fall 2010.

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

“‘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.

In conjunction with the John Ashbery conference, I was also invited to do nine large-scale poetry installations on the conference windows overlooking Paris, March 11 – 13, 2010. Photographs of this installation can be seen on my website.

“Floating Form Less” Installation (and accompanying library elevator and stairway installation), Thomas G. Carpenter Library, UNF, Nov. 1-14, 2009.

UNF’s Office of Faculty Enhancement Lecture/Discussion Series, “Stretch Your Noodle,” a presentation titled “Going Beyond the Page (and Onto the Pond): Writing on Water,” Oct. 23, 2009.

“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

Invited Lecture, Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, UNF, speaking on the “writing on water” installations, April 22, 2008.

“Murmur of Words/Murmur of Wounds,” a “Writing on Water” Installation, 2009. A slideshow with sound on the premier electronic site of experimental work, UbuWeb: <http://www.ubu.com/film/lunberry_murmur.html>

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

“Water on Water” Installation, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, UNF, April 7-20, 2007

Conference Presentations, Lectures and Performances

“Writing on Water / Writing on Air: Dispersions of a Borderless Poem,” a lecture presentation of my various poetry installation projects at the international poetry conference, titled “Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World Poetics,” Sept. 8-10, 2010, Durham University, UK.

“‘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.

“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.

“Words Away” and “Eavesdropping Across America.” Poetry Reading, with a group of poets from the UNF English Department, at the UNF’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, April 19, 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. Text available at: http://www.cnvill.demon.co.uk/mflunberry.pdf

“The Visual Artist as Writer.” A public panel discussion organized and moderated with area artists, and held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in conjunction with the spring 2003 course, “Reading Works of Art: The Visual Artist as Writer.” April 7, 2003.

“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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