“That Exquisite Echo”: Rhyme in English Poetry from the Seventeenth Century to the Present


Blake_The_BlossomRegistration 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.

Keynote Speakers

Michael O’Neill (Durham University) – Gleams and Dreams: Reflections on Romantic Rhyme

Seamus Perry (Balliol College, Oxford) – Arnold Misrhyming

Other Speakers

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

To register, or if you have any questions, please contact durhamrhymeconference@gmail.com. The conference is organised by Oliver Clarkson (oliver.clarkson@dur.ac.uk) and Andrew Hodgson (a.j.hodgson@dur.ac.uk).

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