Keynote speaker: Al Alvarez
Confirmed speakers: Robert Hampson; Nick Selby; Alice Entwistle; Jahan Ramazani
Poetry Reading: Helen Farish
The aim of this colloquium is to create space for discussion of
issues surrounding twentieth- and twenty-first-century lyric poetry,
particularly as it engages with notions of voice and authenticity.
The colloquium is open to anyone with an interest in modern and
contemporary poetry, regardless of whether or not they are presenting a
paper or have any academic affiliation.
To register, please see info below. The deadline for registration is Friday 4 May.
12-13 May 2007
The conference will begin at 10.00am on 12 Saturday, and finish at 3.30pm on 13 Sunday. The provisional programme can be found below.
The registration fee is £50 for all those attending. This includes
lunch on both days, tea and coffee, and a wine reception on the
Saturday, but does not include accommodation, breakfasts, or dinners.
You will have the opportunity to sign up for a conference dinner nearer
the time. See below for information about how to register.
If you are only able to attend one day, the cost is £35 for the Saturday and £25 for the Sunday.
We also recommend Pickwick’s guest house, which is fairly close to the campus.
The colloquium will be held in Headington Hill Hall, which is part of
the Oxford Brookes Headington campus - it’s situated in parkland one
mile from the city centre. Free parking will be available on the
Headington campus for the duration of the colloquium.
Bus services to and from Oxford city and Headington are fast and
frequent. The express coach service to London (100 minutes) stops
To register, send a cheque for £50, made payable to ‘Oxford Brookes University’, to Rachel Buxton, English Dept, Oxford Brookes University, Gypsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP. Please include your contact details, including e-mail address if possible, and let me know if you require a receipt.
The deadline for registration is Friday 4th May - please ensure cheques reach me by this date.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.