Registration is now open for this one-day conference on Rhyme in English Poetry, at St Chad’s College, Durham University, on 12th September 2013. The conference features papers on rhyme as a resource for poets from the seventeenth-century to the present day.
Michael O’Neill (Durham University) – Gleams and Dreams: Reflections on Romantic Rhyme
Seamus Perry (Balliol College, Oxford) – Arnold Misrhyming
Matthew Foley (Durham) – Twin Compasses: ‘th’art of Riming’ and John Donne’s Twisting Intellect
Lilah Grace Canavero (Universität Heidelberg) – Homer Unquestioned: Dryden, Pope and the Heroic Couplet
Lucy Kellett (Oxford) – ‘Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius’: Navigating the crooked roads of William Blake’s lines and rhymes in the Illuminated Books
Olivia Reilly (Oxford) – ‘Another and yet the same’: Rhyme as Echo and Anticipation in the Musical Poetics of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Clara Dawson (Birmingham) – ‘Plated Goods’: Pseudo-Rhyme in the Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Jack Baker (Durham) – ‘Music is feeling, then, not sound’: Rhyme and Reason in Wallace Stevens
Stacey McDowell (Bristol) – Norman Nicholson: The Surprising Inevitablity of Rhyme
Ahmed Badrideen (Durham) – Rhyme in English Elegy
To register, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The conference is organised by Oliver Clarkson (email@example.com) and Andrew Hodgson (firstname.lastname@example.org).