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POETRY AND PUBLIC SPACES: FORMS, PLACES AND PRACTICES IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES
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université catholique de Louvain
This conference will explore the ways in which poetry has been increasingly present and inscribed in public spaces throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Off the page poetry actualizes itself in both old and new forms which deserve to be inventoried and explored in more depth. Its increased visibility, which varies according to different cultural and linguistic areas, is at the crossroads of different artistic expressions. A rather specific conception of poetics is involved in this phenomenon: one that questions the relationship between text and performativity; renews the notion of authorship (individual or collective); and re-thinks concepts related to intermediality. The inscription of poetry in public spaces suggests an autonomy that could be described as “porous” (Grabner-Wood).
We welcome abstracts that limit their analysis to:
the concept of poetry as a concrete language production that has the potential to be lastingly inscribed in textual form;
Focus will put on three main perspectives: forms, places and practices.
Forms: different modes and conditions of enunciation and/or inscription of poetry in public spaces
Abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with a brief biographical statement, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2014.
The languages of the conference will be English and French. However, if you wish to present a paper in Spanish, Dutch or German, you’ll be asked to supply a summary of 1,000 words or a Power Point presentation at the time of the conference.
Selected papers will be considered for inclusion in a book project published by the scientific committee.