Saturday 8 July 2006

Poetry and Public Language Conference--Call for Papers


Poetry and Public Language

A conference on contemporary poetry

Invited speakers: Barrett Watten and Lyn Hejinian

For Watten see:

For Hejinian see:

A conference on contemporary poetry in English, 30 March to 1 April 2007 at the University of Plymouth and with a performance at Dartington College of Arts.

The organising committee invites proposals for papers (250 words) on any aspect of Poetry and Public Language in all schools, tendencies and factions of contemporary poetry in English: on the use of public language in poetry, on poetry and ideology, and on the role poetry creates for itself in the public sphere. Proposals on the work of the invited speakers will be especially welcome.

The deadline for proposals is 30 November 2006. Send, preferably by email, to: Poetry and Public Language 2007, Sue Matheron, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom;

Organising committee: Tony Lopez, Anthony Caleshu, John Hall, Mark Leahy


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