CFP: Poetry & Politics (UK) (12/15/05; 7/13/06-7/16/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Poetry Politics {Eng}

Call for papers: Poetry and Politics. A Conference at the University of
Stirling, Scotland, 13-16 July 2006.

Poets and speakers to include Moniza Alvi, Eavan Boland, David Dabydeen,
Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Norbrook, Tom Paulin, Deryn Rees-Jones, Jo
Shapcott, and the Norton keynote speaker, Adrienne Rich.

Papers are invited which consider the theme of politics in relation to
poetry from classical antiquity to the contemporary. The following list
suggests some possible areas for development, but proposals in any area
relating to the conference theme of poetry and politics will be

The politics of stratifications and hierarchies based on constructions of
race, class, age, religion, gender or physical / mental ability; notions of
the public and the private; the figure of the exile; the politics of
dialect and 'non-standard' English; the protest song; prophets and seers;
the figure of the committed poet; patriotism and nationalism;
globalisation and parochialism; the politics of landscape and
environmentalism; mythopoeia; conservatism and radicalism; the politics
of tradition; the politics of reading and teaching poetry; the politics
of language and the ineffable; the politics of translation; sites of
protest, such as the coffee house, the tavern or the rock concert; modes
of protest; popular dissent and politics; scurrilous verse and libel;
patronage and politics; poetry and religious politics.

Abstracts of 200-250 words of papers not lasting longer than twenty
minutes in delivery should reach the organisers by December 15, 2005.
Please see the conference web pages at
(from 21st February) for further details and announcements. We are happy
to accept enquiries and abstracts via email to Abstracts may also be posted to Poetry and
Politics Conference, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, FK9

Conference organisers: Glennis Byron, John Drakakis, Andrew Sneddon.

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