UPDATE: Women and Poetry in the 21st C. Conference (UK) (3/31/06; 9/6/06-9/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jo Gill
contact email: 
gillstevens@madasafish.com

PLEASE POST REVISED CFP / DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 2006

 

Women and poetry in the 21st Century: Kicking Daffodils III

 

 

Two-day conference: 6th and 7th September 2006, University of the West of
England, Bristol

 

F I N A L C A L L F O R P A P E R S

 

 

Keynote Speakers: Medbh McGuckian and Marion Wynne-Davies

 

Including contributions from: Elaine Feinstein, Deryn Rees-Jones, Diane
Middlebrook, Robyn Bolam, Kate Clanchy, Michelene Wandor, Tracy Brain, Fiona
Sampson, Georgia Scott, Zina Rohan, Cheryl Malcolm.

 

The first 'Kicking Daffodils' conference and festival devoted to 'women and
poetry' was held at Oxford Brookes University in April 1994. More than a
decade later Daffodils III represents a fresh opportunity to explore the
burgeoning field of 'women's poetry'. How have issues like gender, history
and ideology affected the reading, writing and/or the performance of poetry
by women down the ages? Is there critical merit in establishing a female
canon, or does it invite unhelpful value judgements? Has the recovery of
forgotten poets from earlier centuries had any lasting impact on definitions
such as Romanticism, the Renaissance, or the Enlightenment?

 

This two-day conference brings poets, critics and readers together with
poetry publishers and editors in an event comprising workshops, readings,
academic papers, lectures, roundtables, discussion and debate. The
organisers invite further proposals (250 words by 31st March 2006); papers
on pre-twentieth century poets and poetics will be particularly welcome.

 

For further information and registration

 

 <http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/faculty/news/womenandpoetry/>
www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/faculty/news/womenandpoetry/

 

Organisers: Dr. Alice Entwistle, School of English & Drama, University of
the West of England, St. Matthias Campus, Oldbury Court Road, Bristol BS16
2JP ( <mailto:womenandpoetry_at_uwe.ac.uk> womenandpoetry_at_uwe.ac.uk) or Dr. Jo
Gill, School of English & Creative Studies, Bath Spa University, Newton
Park, Newton St. Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN ( <mailto:womenandpoetry_at_bathspa.ac.uk>
womenandpoetry_at_bathspa.ac.uk).

 
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