CFP: [Poetry] ESSE 2008: British Poetry and Pop Session

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John Sears
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European Society for the Study of English
2008 Conference August 22-26, Aarhus, Denmark

Seminar: British Poetry and Pop


• Dr. John Sears (Manchester Metropolitan University)
• Dr. Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynski (University of Paris 3)
This session invites papers addressing the various relations between
British poetry and popular music, from production and distribution to
consumption and critical response. Topics might include but are not
restricted to: pop/poetry crossover; pop poetry from the Mersey Sound to
Jeremy Reed and beyond; pop as a poetic medium / poetry as a pop medium;
pop and the democratisation of poetry; street poetry and intelligent pop;
poetry and popular lyrical forms and traditions; the figures of poet and
performer; poetry and popular genres (rap, punk, folk, soul);
intertextual and other relations between poetry and pop traditions;
institutional connections between the poetry and pop worlds.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers; send a 200 word outline to
the organisers.

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