Literary Birds (CFP, 15th August; Conference, 11th-12th October)

The Literary Birds conference - which features keynote speaker Professor Simon Armitage - will celebrate encounters with birds, in all their myriad manifestations. Proposals for papers are due by 15th August, with the conference running 11th to 12th October in Durham Castle. Was it, as the Grecian sings, Birds were born the first of things,... Continue Reading →


New Podcast: JL Williams on the Origins of Her Poetry

When she was growing up in rural New Jersey, JL Williams wrote a play about pirates. Today, Williams is best known as a poet, but she has continued to sail across various genres, including visual arts, dance, theatre, and, most recently, opera. Although Williams may have put pirates long behind her, associations with the sea,... Continue Reading →

Nineteenth-Century Poetics of Place (Conference, 22nd June)

This one-day conference on 22nd June will feature twelve papers by researchers from British institutions, a keynote by Assistant Professor Robert St Clair (Dartmouth College), and performances of poetry by Anne Portugal and Professor Michael O'Neill. The event is hosted by Hatfield College. Tweet or follow using #C19PoeticsPlace. Further information is available from the organiser,... Continue Reading →

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