Mirene Arsanios & Lore Deselys | Spazio Duo

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Rencontre/Conversation entre/between Mirene Arsanios and/et Lore Deselys

Cette rencontre entre deux langues s’attachera à discuter des rapports entre étrangeté, transmission, pouvoir et langage, en prenant comme point de départ divers récits et écrits de Mirene Arsanios.

This bilingual conversation between Lore Deselys and Mirene Arsanios will engage questions of foreignness, linguistic transmission, and power as it relates to language in Arsanios’ short stories and essays. 


Mirene Arsanios is the author of the short story collection, The City Outside the Sentence (Ashkal Alwan, 2015), Notes on Mother Tongues (UDP, 2019), and more recently, The Autobiography of a Language (Futurepoem, 2022). She has contributed essays and short stories to e-flux journalVidaThe Brooklyn RailLitHub, and Guernica, among others. Her writing was featured collaboratively at the Sharjah Biennial (2017) and Venice Biennial (2017), as well as in various artist books and projects. Arsanios co-founded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut and is the founding editor of Makhzin, a bilingual English/Arabic magazine for innovative writing. She teaches at Pratt Institute and holds an MFA in Writing from the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. Arsanios currently lives in New York where she was a 2016 LMCC Workspace fellow, and an ART OMI resident in fall 2017. With Rachel Valinsky, she coordinated the Friday nights reading series at the Poetry Project from 2017-19. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Mirene Arsanios