Poetry and HappenstanceEvent
- 09:30 - 17:00, 4 April 2014
- English Faculty University of Cambridge
For more information regarding this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
A poetry event co-organised by English at the University of Southampton in collaboration with English departments at the University of Cambridge and Plymouth.
Literary criticism has usually taken verse to be intentional and purposive. As such, it has furnished us with a richer language for talking about the poem as a historically conditioned artefact, rather than the happy accidents that went into the creation of it, and the chance consonances bound up with reading it. In a cultural climate that valorises known outcomes, might a more contingent language help redefine the way we explore and understand poetry? This one-day symposium aims to explore the various ways we might think about serendipity, contingency and the unexpected in reading and writing poetry.
Attendance is free, though the number of delegates is limited; to reserve a place please email the address below.
For further information, visit the University of Cambridge English website.
Professor Daniel Brown,Professor of English
Professor Peter Middleton,Professor of English
Dr Ruth Abbott,University of Cambridge,Lecturer in English
David-Antoine Williams,University of Waterloo,Assistant Professor
Dr Ewan Jones,University of Cambridge,Lecturer in English
Dr Erica McAlpine,University of Oxford,Robin Geffen Career Development Fellow in English
Dr Rod Mengham,University of Cambridge,Reader in English
Dr Anne Stillman,University of Cambridge,Lecturer in English