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COSMOPOETICS – FINAL PROGRAMME – 8-10 SEPTEMBER 2010

In Uncategorized on 06/09/2010 at 15:30

The following is the FINAL PROGRAMME for the first “Cosmopoetics” event. We look forward to meeting you all in a few days. 

 

 

 

 

ST. JOHNS COLLEGE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY

8-10 SEPTEMBER 2010

 

DAY I (8 September, 2010)

08.30 – 09.15:            Arrival and Registration

                                    Foyer – St. John’s College

09.15 – 09.30             OPENING AND WELCOME

                                    Heather Yeung and Marc Botha, co-organizers;

Stephen Regan, Head of Department, English Studies, Durham                                     

09.30 – 10.30:            PLENARY SESSION

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College

                                    Opening Address – Poetics of Transumption

                                    Stephen Bann (Bristol, UK)

10.30 – 11.00:            Refreshments

                                    Bowes Dining Room – St. John’s College

11.00 – 12.30:            PLENARY SESSION

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College

 

Panel I: Poetry Beyond Text – Vision, Text and Cognition

i) Anna Katharina Schaffner (Kent, UK) – The Poetics of Rupture and the Cognitive Turn

ii) Lisa Otty (Dundee, UK) – Re-imagining Reading: Digital Poetics and Science

iii) Andrew Michael Roberts (Dundee, UK) – Digital Poetry: Imagination, Interactivity and Ethics

 

12.30 – 13.30:            Lunch

                                    Haugton Dining Room – St. John’s College

13.30 – 15.00:            PARALLEL SESSION

Panel II.a: Digital Politics – Virtual Syntax – Beyond Electronic Literature

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) Seb Franklin (Sussex, UK) – From an arc to a loop: towards a political poetics of digital culture

ii) Sam Ladkin (Sheffield, UK) – Virtual Syntax

iii) Phil Leonard (Nottingham Trent, UK) – Remediating the nation: Only Revolutions: beyond electronic literature

Panel II.b: Mediations – Vitalism – Physical Process

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Aidan McCardle (Birkbeck, UK) – Dance in the ‘non spaces’: The physicality of the poetics in Ulli Freer’s Buff Dub’s as ‘a reconsideration of poetic or generative force.’

ii) Erin Gray (UC, Santa Cruz) – Words are Fleshy Ducts: Lisa Robertson’s Vitalist                 Poetics

iii) Juha Virtanen (Kent, UK) – Bodies, Poems, Processes: Allen Fisher’s Blood Bone Brain       

15.00 – 16h30:          PLENARY SESSION  

                                               

Plenary Panel III: Challenges and transformations in twenty-first century publishing

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) John O’ Brien (Dalkey Archive Press, US) – What Will Electronic Publishing Mean for the Reader?

ii) Stephen Procter (Carcanet, UK) – Transformation in Poetry and Publishing

iii) Stevie Ronnie (Newcastle, UK) – A Practitioner’s Perspective on Publishing in the Digital Age

16.30                          Refreshments

                                    Bowes Dining Room – St. John’s College                                   

16.30 – 18h00           PARALLEL SESSION            

Panel IV.a: Urban Space – Urban Poetics – Post-Postmodernity

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) Yasmine Shamma (Oxford, UK) – “All I Want is a Room Up There”: Poetry in Urban Spaces

ii) Luciana Rocha Bezerra (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – Urban Space as a Medium to Artistic and Poetic Expressions

iii) LeeAnn Derdeyn (Texas, Dallas) – Christian Wiman: Post-Postmodern World rE-visioned

Panel IV.b: Mathematics – Entities – Objects

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Alex Murray (Exeter, UK) – Speculations on a post-correlationist poetics

ii) Michael Lockett (Queens, Canada) – Metaphor, mathematics, and ménage à trois

iii) April Pierce (New York University, US) – Where does the poem go?

18.00 – 19.00             OPENING: COSMOPOETICS EXHIBITION

                                    Institute of Advanced Study, Cosin’s Hall, Palace Green

                                    Wine reception

                                    (including the work of Justin Cockburn, Stevie Ronnie, Kathy                                        Toth, Abigail Barlow, Carlo Viglianisi, James Adair, Meinir Wyn                                                 Jones, Paul Raymond, Susan Mortimer, Toby Lloyd, Clark                                          Lunberry, and Ira Lightman, in co-operation with Empty Shop,                                                 Durham)

19.00 –20h30                        Dinner

                                    Haugton Dining Room – St. John’s College

20.30                                      POETRY READING

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College    

                                    Ira Lightman, Clark Lunberry, Jennifer Rogers, Stevie Ronnie

Day II (9th September, 2010)

09.00 – 10.30             PARALLEL SESSION

Panel V.a: Narrative – Atopias – Appropriations

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) Carrol Clarkson (Cape Town, South Africa) – J.M. Coetzee’s Poetic Atopia

ii) Matthias Mösch (Durham, UK) – Fiction as Criticism: William Gaddis’s Agapē Agape and the Looms of Western Civilization

iii) Ryan Haas (Stanford, US) – From Factory to Newsstand (And Back Again): The Case of a and Day                                                          

Panel V.b:  Poetry Between Form

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

 i) Johanna Skibsrud (Montreal, Canada) – It Can Never Be Satisfied, the Mind, No: Neotenics and the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

ii) Naomi Shulman (UC, Berkeley) – R. B. duPlessis’s “Draft 52: Midrash”: Challenging the Critical / Poetic Divide

iii) Naomi Banks (Durham, UK) – New Formalism vs. free verse: An American debate? An exploration of form in contemporary Northern Irish poetry

10.30 – 11.00:            Refreshments

                                    Bowes Dining Room – St. John’s College

11.00 – 12.00:            PLENARY SESSION

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College

                                    Chris Mann (Rhodes, South Africa)

                                    Seeing the Cosmos in a Grain of Sand

12.00 – 13.30:            PARALLEL SESSION

Panel VI.a: Poetic Dispersion: Air – Water – Earth

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) Clark Lunberry (North Florida, US) – Writing on Water / Writing on Air:                         Dispersions of a Borderless Poem

ii) Tim Brennan (Sunderland, UK) – W.A.L.K.Walk, Art, Landskip, Knowledge

iii) Mike Collier and Tim Brennan (Sunderland, UK) – W.A.L.K. Project 

Panel VIb: Authority – Indeterminacy – Economics

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Jack Baker (Durham, UK) –   “Sympathy flows, utterance is end-stopped”: Geoffrey Hill’s singular authority

ii) Diviya Pant (Hyderabad, India) – The Malcontents of Postmodernism: Indeterminacy and Lyricality

iii) Natalie Pollard (York, UK) – Contemporary British Poetry: On the Money

13.30 – 14.30:            Lunch

                                    Haugton Dining Room – St. John’s College

14.30 – 15.30:            PLENARY SESSION

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College

                                    Keynote Address: Derek Attridge (York, UK)       

                                    Pink Noise and Poetic Universals: Don Paterson’s Lyric Principle

15.30 – 17.00:            PARALLEL SESSION

 

Panel VII.a: Silences – Thresholds – Mediations

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) Stuart Sim (Sunderland) – The Aesthetics of Silence: Empowerment or Alienation?

ii) Hazel Smith (Western Sydney, Australia) – Cosmopoetics as New Media Poetics

iii) Maebh Long (Durham, UK) – Eine Aphoristiche Atemwende (An Aphoristic Breathturn): Celan’s Threshold Poetics.

 

Panel VII.b: Reconfigurations of Media, Consciousness and Genre

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Jennifer Rogers (Berlin, Germany) – We don’t exist: emerging a new consciousness though the cosmopoetics of Alice Notley

a) Edwin Musoti (Witwatersrand, South Africa) – Topicality in Contemporary Poetry: Reconfiguring Press-poetry Through Songs of the Season

iii) Lauren Hauser (Virginia, US) – Toomer’s Synesthetic Text: Transcendent Music and Genre in Cane

 

17.00 – 18.00:            Wine Reception

                                    Music Department, Palace Green

18.00 – 19.00:            COSMOPOETICS CONCERT

                                    Music Department, Palace Green

                                    Trevor Wishart, Kelcey Swain, Abraham Mennen, including                                           electroacoustic works, composition for solo saxophone, and                                         saxophone and tape

19h00 – 20h30:         Dinner

                                    Haugton Dining Room – St. John’s College

20.30                          POETRY READING

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College

                                    Gareth Reeves, Evie Shockley, Hazel Smith, Michael Lockett

 

 

 

 

 

Day III (10th September, 2010)

09.00 – 10.30:                        PARALLEL SESSION

VIII.a: Los Angeles Cosmopolitanism – Cosmopoetic Sublime – Eastern European Poetic Translation

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i) Erman Kaplama (London Consortium, UK) –  Defining Cosmopoetics through Cosmological Aesthetics with regard to the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

ii) Kurt Ozment (Bilkent, Turkey) – What’s Happened Since the Nineties? A Perspective from L.A.

iii) John Clegg (Durham, UK) – Bloody fables: the Eastern European translation bubble, 1963-1991

iv) Joseph Frank (McMaster, Canada) – Earthquakes Can’t Shake Us: On the Seismic (Per)Formation of Cosmopolitics and Carvens Lissaint’s Haiti

Panel VIII.b: Exiles – Immigration –  Dislocation

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Dipannita Datta (Jadavpur, India) – “Merging of all Colours.” Reading Toru Dutt: Negotiating Identities and the Difficulties of Cultural Displacement

ii) Arthur Rose – Yo no tengo la culpa: Immigration, Locality, and a sense of belonging in Roberto Arlt’s ‘Argafuertes Portenas’ and J.M. Coetzee’s Slow Man

iii) Henri Oripeloye (Adenkunle Ajasin, Nigeria) – Globalization and Emerging Configurations in Exilic Poetry of Odia Ofeimun and Tanure Ojaide

 

10.30 – 11.30:            PLENARY SESSION

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College

                                    Keynote Address: Michael Davidson (UC, San Diego, US)

                                    ‘Living in the same place…and different places’: Cosmopolitan                                          Citizenship in Contemporary Poetry

11.30 – 12.00:            Refreshments

                                    Bowes Dining Room – St. John’s College

12.00 – 13.30:            PARALLEL SESSION

Panel IX.a: Diasporal – Cosmopolis – Shifting Allegiances

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

 i) George Gasyna (Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, US) – Mediating the margins: the poetics of borderland mythopoeia in Andrzej Stasiuk’s recent writing

ii) Saptarshi Mallick (Calcutta, India) – Inscribing a Cultural Cosmopolitanism: Some Contexts of Modern Indian English Poetry.

iii) Evie Shockley (Rutgers, US) – Will Alexander’s Black Diasporic Aesthetics

Panel IX.b: Anthro-Poetics – Geopoetics – Cosmopoetics

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Norman Bissell (Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, UK) – The International Movement that is Geopoetics: A Way of Being in the World and its Creative Expression in Different Forms

ii) Elspeth Murray (Edinburgh, UK) – Applied anthro-poetics at the boundaries between lived experience, policy rhetoric and imagination

iii) Camilla Nelson (Falmouth, UK)– The Importance of Being There: A Discussion of Alec Finlay’s Mesostic Herbarium and Heidegger’s ‘Dasein’

13.30 – 14.30:            Lunch

                                    Haugton Dining Room – St. John’s College

14.30 – 15.30:            PLENARY SESSION

                                    Leech Hall – St. John’s College    

                                    Patricia Waugh (Durham University)

                                    Affective Cosmopolitanism: Inhabiting Fictional Worlds

15.30 – 16.00:            Refreshments

                                    Bowes Dining Room – St. John’s College

16.00 – 17.30:            PARALLEL SESSION

Panel X.a: Sovereignty – Transnationalism – Poetry

Leech Hall – St. John’s College

i)AnneMarie Perez (Southern California, US) – On Re-vision Aztlan

ii) Nissa Dalager (Oxford Brookes, UK) – Adrienne Rich: The Poet’s Web

iii) Joshua Steffey (Marquette, US) – Lacking Sovereign Ground: Making the World in the Poetry of Auden, Jarrell, and Burt

Panel X.b:  Landscapes – Seascapes – Escapes

Wallis Room – St. John’s College

i) Niamh O’Mahony (Cork, Ireland) – “with a fast letter of intent”: Tracing the letter in the poetry of J.H. Prynne

ii) Mandy Bloomfield (Southampton, UK) – A sea that diffracts

iii) Samira Nadkarni (Aberdeen, UK) – “The content of the town is our pleasure; everything  that remains is form”: Reading the landscape of Joshua Clover’s The Totality for Kids

18.15 – 19.15             POETRY READING

                                    Bailey Room – St. John’s College

                                    Alec Finlay, Michael O’Neill, Jennifer Rogers

19.15 – 21.15             CONFERENCE DINNER

                                    Haugton Dining Room – St. John’s College

21.15                          POETRY READING

                                    Bailey Room – St. John’s College

                                    Chris Mann, Camilla Nelson, LeeAnn Derdeyn, Aidan McCardle,                                                Johanna Skibsrud, Juha Virtanen

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Conference Update

In Uncategorized on 21/08/2010 at 14:41

We learnt on Friday 20 August that Frank Lentricchia will no longer be participating at the “Cosmopoetics” conference. We also received the good news that the panel/workshop on publishing 21st century literature will include Stephen Procter from Carcanet!

Otherwise, the conference line-up remains unchanged. We will publish further details regarding poetry readings, the art exhibition and performances – together with any necessary changes to the programme – in due course! We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks!

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: COSMOPOETICS, 8-10 SEPTEMBER, 2010

We warmly invite the participation of delegates who may not be presenting, but are interested in attending and participating in the upcoming international conference, “Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World Poetics” at Durham University from 8-10 September 2010.

The conference includes keynote addresses from leading academics in the fields of modern and contemporary poetry, art history, critical and cultural theory, art history and aesthetics, including Derek Attridge (York), Stephen Bann (Bristol), Michael Davidson (San Diego), and Patricia Waugh (Durham).

The conference aims to integrate the intersection of theory and practice in a unique way. It will include around 60 academic papers over three days, covering a range of topics relevant to literary studies, contemporary poetry, critical and cultural theory, and interdisciplinary aesthetics within the  broad parameters defined by the call for papers.

We are privileged to have amongst our participants several leading poets who will be reading or installing their work. These include Chris Agee, Alec Finlay, Ira Lightman, Clark Lunberry, Chris Mann, Michael O’Neill, Gareth Reeves and Evie Shockley. Many of the delegates presenting at the conference are themselves extremely accomplished poets, and there will be numerous poetry readings over the three days of the conference, in addition to an art and intermedia exhibition and  concert (including a world premiere performance) with work and performances by Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Justin Cockburn, Liliane Lijn, Abraham Mennen, Kelcey Swain and Trevor Wishart.

The conference will also include a workshop on the publication of 21st century literature to include publishers John O’Brien (Dalkey Archive Press) and Stephen Procter (Carcanet).  

Please follow the link below for registration information regarding conference fees (which have been kept to a minimum), accommodation and travel. 

Registration form – Cosmopoetics

COSMOPOETICS – Revised Preliminary Schedule – 12 August 2010 

We kindly request that you complete the registration process no later than Friday 3 September 2010.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us for COSMOPOETICS!

“Cosmopoetics” is the inaugural event for Durham’s new Centre for Poetry and Poetics, and is being held under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of English Studies, Graduate School and Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Durham University.

Conference Registration Information – Cosmopoetics, 8-10 September 2010

In Uncategorized on 02/07/2010 at 19:33

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: COSMOPOETICS, 8-10 SEPTEMBER, 2010

We warmly invite the participation of delegates who may not be presenting, but are interested in attending and participating in the upcoming international conference, “Cosmopoetics: Mediating a New World Poetics” at Durham University from 8-10 September 2010.

The conference includes keynote addresses from leading academics in the fields of modern and contemporary poetry, art history, critical and cultural theory, art history and aesthetics, including Derek Attridge (York), Stephen Bann (Bristol), Michael Davidson (San Diego), Frank Lentricchia (Duke) and Patricia Waugh (Durham).

The conference aims to integrate the intersection of theory and practice in a unique way. It will include around 60 academic papers over three days, covering a range of topics relevant to literary studies, contemporary poetry, critical and cultural theory, and interdisciplinary aesthetics within the  broad parameters defined by the call for papers.

We are privileged to have amongst our participants several leading poets who will be reading or installing their work. These include Chris Agee, Alec Finlay, Ira Lightman, Clark Lunberry, Chris Mann, Michael O’Neill, Gareth Reeves and Evie Shockley. Many of the delegates presenting at the conference are themselves extremely accomplished poets, and there will be numerous poetry readings over the three days of the conference, in addition to an art and intermedia exhibition and  concert (including a world premiere performance) with work and performances by Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Justin Cockburn, Liliane Lijn, Abraham Mennen, Kelcey Swain and Trevor Wishart.

The conference will also include a workshop on the publication of contemporary poetry by John O’Brien, director of leading international publisher, Dalkey Archive Press.  

Please follow the link below for registration information regarding conference fees (which have been kept to a minimum), accommodation and travel. 

Registration form – Cosmopoetics

COSMOPOETICS – Revised Preliminary Schedule – 12 August 2010 

We kindly request that you complete the registration process no later than Friday 3 September 2010.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us for COSMOPOETICS!

“Cosmopoetics” is the inaugural event for Durham’s new Centre for Poetry and Poetics, and is being held under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of English Studies, Graduate School and Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Durham University.