Friday 1 May 2015, Oxford Brookes University
'Avant-Gardes Now!' is a long half-day symposium which will be hosted by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre on Friday 1 May 2015. Organized by Dr Eric White and Dr Niall Munro, the symposium was formulated in part as a more specific response to the 2014 BAMS Conference 'Modernism Now!'. It seeks to address topics of interdisciplinary and international relevance to avant-garde studies and creative practice, on the one hand, and of specific relevance to the UK research and funding environment, on the other. The term 'Avant-Gardes' refers to a wide range of creative and scholarly endeavour, and the organisers generally apply it to practice and theory produced from the late-nineteenth century to the present day (though we are happy to be challenged on this reading). Topics for discussion include:
Our plenary speaker is the distinguished scholar, editor and writer Professor Adam Piette of Sheffield University, and our featured creative practitioner is the acclaimed Glaswegian poet Peter Manson. We have also assembled a series of panellists including eminent and emerging scholars. Please click on the links to the right to download the full programme, speakers' abstracts, and a poster for the event.Keynote speaker
Poetry reading by Peter Manson, followed by a wine reception.