Thursday 9 June
Welcome address by Jean-Marie Fournier, directeur de l’Institut d’Études Anglophones.
13h30 Plenary I (chair: Paul Volsik, Université Paris-Diderot)
Peter Middleton, University of Southampton.
Warring Clans and Energy Gaps. (A survey of British 'innovative' poetry in the 1950s-70s.)
14h45 Panel 1: Poetic Dialogues (chair: Daniel Jean, Université Paris-Diderot)
Romana Huk, University of Notre Dame.
New British Schools.
Scott Thurston, University of Salford.
Talking Poetics: Dialogues In Innovative Poetry.
Xavier Kalck, Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV.
Quoting from Legacy: Anthony Barnett's Citations followed on.
16h30 Panel 2: Commitments, Complicities (chair: Ian Patterson, University of Cambridge)
Luke Roberts, University of Cambridge.
Barry MacSweeney and the Soviet Union.
Nandini Ramesh Sankar, Cornell University.
Complicity and Cambridge Poetry.
Robin Purves, University of Central Lancashire.
WHICH poetry: WHAT to do.
19h Reading: Geraldine Monk, Carol Watts, John Wilkinson
Mairie du 3e arr., 2 rue Eugène Spuller, salle Odette Pilpoul
Organized by Double Change and La Maison de la Poésie.
Friday 10 June
Keston Sutherland, University of Sussex.
Poetry and “monstrous accumulation”.
David Kennedy, University of Hull, and Christine Kennedy, poet and independent scholar.
"I Predict a Riot": Affect, Praxis, and Revolution in Jennifer Cooke's Steel Girdered Her Musical.
Emily Critchley, University of Greenwich, London.
Marianne Morris: Tutu Muse: prophylactic poetry for the last generation.
11h15 Panel 4: Modernist Legacies (chair: Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois)
Michael Kindellan, Université de Montpellier.
“That dolt E. P.”: J. H. Prynne, Ezra Pound and emphatic language.
Simon Perril, Leicester University.
“A tutelary poison we all breathe”: Contemporary British Poetry at the tomb of the Poète Maudit.
Sophie Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London.
“DOLLY (in bits)”: The Queer Body in Caroline Bergvall’s Poetry.
14h Plenary II (chair: Jean-Marie Fournier, Université Paris-Diderot)
Allen Fisher, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Skipping across the pond: Interaction between American and British poetries, 1964-70.
15h15 Panel 5: The Social Space of/for Poetry (chair: Hélène Aji, Université Paris X)
Ian Davidson, University of Northumbria.
Sean Bonney's Commons: Familiarity and Repetition.
Sam Ladkin, University of Sheffield.
Lyric versus Audit in the Virtual Society: the case of Chris Goode.
Joe Luna, University of Sussex.
All your poems are belong to us: reading internets in contemporary British poetry.
17h Panel 6: Performance and Performativity (chair: Antoine Cazé, Université Paris-Diderot)
Will Montgomery, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Balsam Flex: poetry and cassette culture.
Vincent Broqua, UPEC.
The Political Nothing, Caroline Bergvall’s letters to the community.
cris cheek, Miami University of Ohio.
Before I am Anything Else: provisional transatlantic communities in poetic performance.
Vin des Pyrénées, 25 rue Beautreillis, 75004 Paris.
Saturday 11 June
10h Panel 7: Thinking, Knowledge, Form (chair: David Nowell-Smith, Université Paris-Diderot)
Joshua Adams, University of Chicago.
Poetic Thinking: A Critique.
Jennifer Cooke, Loughborough University.
Poetry and Knowledge: the Exhibition of Andrea Brady’s Wildfire.
Lacy Rumsey. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
The Atypicality of Jeff Hilson.
11h45 Panel 8: Addressing Self and Other (chair: Marc Porée, Université Paris III)
Jeff Hilson, Roehampton University.
Having a larf/Getting a larf: British Innovative Poetry & Humour.
Neil Pattison. St John's College, Cambridge.
Sara Crangle, University of Sussex.
“with tongue spouting, soaking": Poetry & Spit.
14h30 Plenary III
Simon Jarvis and Drew Milne, University of Cambridge. (chair: Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Arguments in Contemporary British Poetry.
16h30 informal reading and wine
Note: All sessions will be held in room A50 except the first panel on Saturday morning which will be held in room A11 on the first floor.