Colloque "Contemporary British Poetry and the long 1980s: from deregulation to self-regulation"

Sorbonne Université et UPEC

Ce colloque, co-organisé par les unités de recherche CECILLE (Claire Hélie), LARSH, IMAGER et VALE, se déroulera les 15 et 16 juin 2023 à Sorbonne Université et à l'UPEC.

Thursday, June 15th

All Thursday sessions @ Amphi Molinié, Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 5e (Métro : Odéon)

9:30     Welcome and introduction

10:00 – 11:00              Keynote speaker, Deryn Rees Jones (U. Liverpool):

“‘A secret transaction, a voice answering a voice?’:

On the Emergence of Women’s Voices in British Poetry (1980s-1990s)”

11:00   Coffee break (2nd floor)

11:30 – 12:30   Formal Deregulations

  • Monica Manolachi (University of Bucharest): “Formal Innovations in Contemporary Caribbean British Poetry”
  • Lacy Rumsey (ENS Lyon): “‘The whole business is rather screwed up nowadays’: prosodic deregulation or deprosodized poetics?”

12:30 – 2:30  Lunch buffet (2nd floor)

2:30 – 3:30       British Poetry and Music: Feels Like 80s Spirit

  • Michael Hinds (Dublin City U.), “‘It Smells Like Decent Bacon’: Sleaford Mods’ Antic Counter-Sublime”
  • Iain Halliday (U. of Catania), “Song Lyrics as Poetry from the 1980s to the present day”

3:30 – Coffee break

4:00 – 5:00       New Directions

  • Julie Irigaray (U. of Huddersfield), “Accessibility in the Poetry World: How the Pandemic Transformed the Contemporary British Poetry Scene”
  • John Sannaee (U. Paris 8), “A Return to the Lyric in Contemporary British Poetry?”

5:00 – 6:00       Poetry reading by Deryn Rees Jones and Fiona Sampson

6:00 – 7:30       Cocktail reception at Les Patios, 5 Place de la Sorbonne, 75 005 Paris

Friday, June 16th

All Friday sessions at Université Paris-Est Créteil @ Salle des thèses, bâtiment I, Campus Centre, 61 av. du Général de Gaulle, 94 000 Créteil (Métro : Créteil-Université)

9:30     Welcome coffee

10:00 – 11:00               Keynote speaker, Fiona Sampson:

“Thatcher’s Children and Cool Britannia: British Poetry and the Long 1980s”

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30   Women’s Voices

  • Alix Cazalet-Boudigues (U. Lyon 3), Geography III in England: Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop in the Poetry of Some British Women Poets of the Long 1980s”
  • Laure-Hélène Anthony-Gerroldt (U. de Bourgogne Franche-Comté), “‘The witch thinks about what it would be like’: the Figure of the Witch as a Contemporary Poetic Emblem”

12:30 – 2:00 – Lunch on campus at Restaurant Universitaire (CROUS)

2:00 – 3:00       The Public Voices of Poetry

  • Mike Sweeting (Ted Hughes Society), “Ted Hughes, Inspiration and the Establishment”
  • Eva Zettelmann (Vienna U.): “Familiarising Poetry: Lisibility and the New British Lyric”

3:00 Coffee break

3:30 – 4:30       Poetry Across Boundaries

  • Sarah Bouttier (Ecole Polytechnique), “‘Moss is myriad’: Nonhuman Poetic Objects and Trans-poetics in Vahni Capildeo’s Works”
  • Adriano Elia (U. of Rome), “Crossing Boundaries and Practising Empathy with Roger Robinson’s Poetry”

4:30 – 5:30 – Bilingual poetry reading by Andrew McMillan

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