UPDATE: [Poetry] Poetry and Education Conference, Dublin, Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Kit Fryatt


Mater Dei Institute of Education (Dublin City University)

22nd-23rd February 2008

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, 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 a provisional title with an
abstract of approx. 200 words and a brief biography to Dr Kit Fryatt,
Lecturer in English (kit.fryatt_at_materdei.dcu.ie). General enquiries can be
addressed to Dr Michael Hinds, Head of Humanities
(michael.hinds_at_materdei.dcu.ie). Postal address: Mater Dei Institute of
Education, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Deadline for paper proposals: 30 November 2007

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