CFP: Louis MacNeice: Centenary Conference and Celebration (Ireland) (5/31/07; 9/12/07-9/15/07)

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Louis MacNeice: Centenary Conference and Celebration
12-15 September 2007
Seamus Heaney Centre, School of English, Queen¹s University Belfast,
Northern Ireland
Deadline for Papers: 31 May 2007
The poet Louis MacNeice(1907-1963) was born in Belfast on 12 September 1907.
He is central to thehistory of modern poetry in Ireland and Britain. His
life and work also exemplify the complexity of literary, cultural and
political intercourse
between Ireland and Britain during the Twentieth Century. In September 2007
leading critics and poets will gather in Belfast to explore and celebrate
his achievement. They include: Jonathan Allison, Simon Armitage, Terence
Brown, Neil Corcoran, Valentine Cunningham, Paul Farley, Michael Longley,
Peter McDonald, Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, Sinead Morrissey, Paul
Muldoon, Don Paterson, Jon Stallworthy and Clair Wills.
Papers are invited on MacNeice¹s poetry, prose and plays; his place in
modern poetry and relation to Modernism; his literary, cultural and
political contexts in Ireland and Britain; his relation to precursors such
as W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot; his
relation to contemporaries such as W.H. Auden; his influence on later poets;
his intellectual world; his literary criticism; his role as a broadcaster.
To propose a paper (time limit: 20 minutes), please send a 200-word summary
and a short biography to Dr Leontia Flynn ( For general
enquiries, contact Professor Edna Longley ( Postal
address: Seamus Heaney Centre, School of English, Queen¹s University,
Belfast BT7 1NN.
For further information see the Seamus Heaney Centre website
( where details of the conference will be updated
as appropriate.

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