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Conference Registration Information – Cosmopoetics, 8-10 September 2010

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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.