CFP: [Poetry] Poetry and Education Conference in Dublin, Ireland: 22-23rd February 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Kit Fryatt

Poetry has always played an important role in education: the didactic and
mnemonic potential of verse has long been recognised; certain poems have
been regarded as essential to a good education. Recently, however, the
relationship between poetry and education has changed. The rise of
creative writing programmes in universities, increasing numbers of poets
pursuing academic careers, and a growth in writing workshop culture has
altered the way we see poetry in education and education in poetry.
Papers dealing with a broad range of issues relating to poetry and
education, past and present, are invited for a conference at the Mater Dei
Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland, on 22nd-23rd February 2008.
Topics which may be of interest include (but are not confined to): canon
formation and education, poetry and religious education, Irish-language
poetry in the classroom, poetry anthologies, teaching and examining poetry
at all educational levels, poetry and performance, notable poet-teachers,
the academy as poetic patron, didactic and mnemonic poetry, the history of
poetry and education, children’s poetry.
To propose a 20 minute paper, please send an abstract (approx 200 words)
and a brief biography to Dr Kit Fryatt, Lecturer in English
( General enquiries can be addressed to Dr
Michael Hinds, Head of Humanities ( Postal
address: Mater Dei Institute of Education, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.
Deadline for paper proposals: 30 November 2007.

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