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Poetry and RevolutionConference Schedule

[Click on the links provided in the listings below for selected text, sound and video files from the conference - further links will be added in the coming weeks]

Friday 25 May 2012


19.30-23:00 Conference Reading
Tom Leonard
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Jack Hirschman
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Ziba Karbassi
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Marianne Morris

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Sean Bonney
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Harry Gilonis
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At Xing the Line, The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant WC1

This reading is sponsored by Birkbeck College Contemporary Poetics Research Centre in association with the XING the Line reading series, as part of the Poetry and Revolution International Conference.
Door charge: £5 waged and £3 unwaged. All proceeds to the poets.
Numbers are limited: first come first served.

 

Saturday 26 May 2012 - Papers

10:00-11:30 


Panel A   (Room 353)   
Chair: Alex Latter

Peter Jaeger
John Cage, Anarchy, and Anarchy

Abigail De Kosnik
Revolutionary “Fic”: Political and Economic Crises Transmediated and Inter(in)animated by Media Fans

Fabian Macpherson
William Morris’s Chants for Socialists and the Problem of Utopia
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Panel B   (Room 354)
    Chair: Steve Willey

John Mateer
The Poem “Invictus” and the Negotiated Revolution
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Mandy Bloomfield
Revolution in spatial poetics
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George Paizis
‘Marcel Martinet  is the Poet of the Revolution’
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Discussion: click here for an audio recording of the discussion section of this panel


Panel C   (Room 355)
   Chair: Robert Hampson

Mary Coghill
Russian Formalism and Revolution: Elena Guro (1877-1913) Russian Formalist writer and contemporary of Roman Jakobson (pseudonym: Aljagrov)
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William Allegrezza
Charles Bernstein’s Disruptive Praxis
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Sean Bonney
Notes on Militant Poetics
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12.00-13.00

*   Room 152/153     
     Jack Hirschman Keynote talk
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14:00-15:30

Panel A   (Room 355)    Chair: Carol Watts

Amy De’Ath
‘Not not this. What, this then?’ : Kevin Davies and the Merely Interesting
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Michael Zand
Reclaiming the House of Leo. Lion as a poetic response to the impact of the Islamic Revolution on the treatment of the Iranian “lion and sun” motif.

Becky Cremin
to initiate a poetics of occupation. occupy as poetics : poetics as occupy
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Panel B   (Room 354)  
  Chair: Aodan McCardle

Demosthenes Agrafiotis
Cries, crises. Greek Passions
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Piotr Gwiazda
Ether: Conformity and Resistance in Contemporary US Poetry
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Allen Fisher
Aesthetic response to the Fascist State
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Discussion: click here for an audio recording of the discussion section of this panel


Panel C   (Room 353)  
Chair: Sean Bonney

Danny Hayward
Revolutionary Poetry and Reactionary Thinking
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Karen Veitch
‘Heat is par excellence the communist of our universe’: Muriel Rukeyser and the poetics of thermodynamic socialism
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Amy Evans
“Revolution or Death”: Denise Levertov, Robert Duncan and the problem of the English gentlewoman as revolutionary

 

16.00-17.00

*   Room 152/153
     Joan Retallack keynote talk
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19:00-22:30 Conference Reading

(19:00-20:00)   VLAK: Launch of Special Issue of VLAK on Occupations

(20:00-22:30)   Joan Retallack, Maggie O’Sullivan, Abdullah al-Udhari, Keston Sutherland, Ulli Freer, Mark Nowak
At The Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG
 
This reading is sponsored by Birkbeck College Contemporary Poetics Research Centre in association with Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre, as part of the Poetry and Revolution International Conference
 
Door charge: £6 waged and £4 unwaged. All proceeds to the poets. 
Numbers are limited: first come first served.

 

Sunday 27 May 2012 - Papers


10:00-11:30

Panel A   (Room 353)     Chair: Peter Jaeger

Julie Carr
The Eros of Utopia: William Morris, Lisa Robertson
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cris cheek
murmuration of poeisis : praxis between control and emergence
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Harry Gilonis
Ch'iu Chin (1875-1907) and Chinese, revolutionary, poetics
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Panel B   (Room 354)    Chair: Steve Willey

Jeffrey C. Robinson
A Radical Romantic Poetry: Poems for the Millennium, Three
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Jennifer Cooke
“Public Disorder” and Poetry, 2010-2011
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Richenda Power
Post-'68 Poetry and Self: voices from a commune
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Panel C   (Room 355) 
  Chair: Aodan McCardle

Kaia Sand
Landscapes of Dissent: seven notes on the Occupy Movements.
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William Rowe
Bill Griffiths: the Negative and the Multiple
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Zoë Skoulding
Translation and irruptive citizenship in the poetry of Erín Moure
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Discussion: click here for an audio recording of the discussion section of this panel


12:00-13:30

Panel A   (Room 353)    Chair: Will Montgomery

David Buuck
WE ARE ALL SOUND: POETICS & PUBLIC SPACE IN THE OCCUPY OAKLAND MOVEMENT
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Stephen Mooney
Insuperable Underlanguage: Epochal Change and Will Rowe’s Nation
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Rachel Galvin
Incantation and Recantation in the English and French Revolutionary Ode
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Discussion: click here for an audio recording of the discussion section of this panel


Panel B   (Room 354)    Chair: Stephen Watts

Richard Owens
SHATTERED SPACE AND LYRIC PRACTICE
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Steven Fowler
Dada: the ethical exception.

David Kessel


Panel C   (Room 355)   Chair: Jeff Hilson

Keston Sutherland
Revolution and Really Being Alive
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Jacob Edmond
Revolution’s Echo: Poetry after 1989
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Josh Robinson
Adorno, Lyric, and the Poetics of the Wrong State of Things


14:30-16:00

Panel A   (Room 353)    Chair: Harry Gilonis

Paul Sutton
Poetry and Revolution

Wayne Clements
The return of what has been forgotten
Ian Hamilton Finlay: Revolution and Poetry (a reply to Drew Milne)
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David Vichnar
TRANSITION IN LANGUAGE: FROM TRANSITION TO L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E
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Panel B   (Room 354)  
  Chair: Luis Trindade

Maria Damon
Micropoetries as Po(e)tential Kindling for Greater Revolution
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Robin Purves
Deconstruction Fucked My Beatrice

Albert Pellicer on Cecilia Vicuna
SABORAMI by Cecilia Vicuña, then & now


Panel C   (Room G15)    Chair: William Rowe

Andy Croft (Smokestack Books)
Je suis tous les autres : common music and radical poetry
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Association of Musical Marxists
“Why Destroy”


16.30-17.30

*   Room 152/153
     Mark Nowak keynote with immigrant workers from UNITE

 

17:30-18:00   General discussion
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[thanks to Colin Still for the recordings of the XING the Line readings, the Jack Hirschman and Joan Retallack keynote presentations, the Sean Bonney, Keston Sutherland, cris cheek, David Vichnar, Harry Gilonis and Danny Hayward papers, and the closing General Discussion section]

 

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