The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

Queen’s University Belfast
15-17 September 2010

CONFERENCE TITLE:

BRITISH AND IRISH POETRY 1960-2010

Includes:

Keynote speakers:
Sir Christopher Ricks: “The strength of Hill’s unrelenting, unreconciling mind.”,
William Logan:  “Lowell’s Skunk: Heaney’s Skunk”,
Angela Leighton:  “Justifying Time in Contemporary Poetry”

Panel of poet-publishers:
Michael Schmidt, Don Paterson, Peter Fallon

Reading by Belfast Poets:
Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, Sinéad Morrissey, Leontia Flynn

Call for Papers

Papers and proposals for panels are invited on all aspects of contemporary British and Irish Poetry.  Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words by 1 May 2010 to Gerry Hellawell, Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN or to g.hellawell@qub.ac.uk

Topics which may be covered include, but are not restricted to:
Poetry and gender
Poetry and mythopoeia,
Poetry and postmodernism,
Migrant, diasporic and postcolonial identities,
American influences,
New developments in British and Irish poetry,
Poetry in Scotland,
Poetry in Wales,
Poetic form,
Women’s poetry,
Poetry publishing,
Regional poetry,
The sound of poetry,
Neo-modernism,
Poetry and translation,
The relationship between the academy and contemporary poetry

15 to 17 September 2010
Belfast, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SeamusHeaneyCentreforPoetry/BritishandIrishContemporaryPoetryConference/


Contact name: Edward Larrissy