Poetry, plagiarism and other matters
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Ira Lightman is known to many, and feared by a few, as the great ‘plagiarism sleuth’ of contemporary poetry. Join us to hear him expound his thoughts.
Poetry in Revolution: Half-day Festival
Thursday 02 November 2017
Join us for a half-day festival of revolutionary and experimental poetry from around the world.
Ivor Gurney: One Day Symposium
Friday 28 April 2017
In this centenary year South West scholars deliver a conference on the work of this WWI poet.
The Churchill Lecture 2017:
Modernism and Media Theory
Thursday 09 February 2017
David Trotter, King Edward VII Professor of English (University of Cambridge), delivers the Churchill Lecture on the topic of literature in the first media age.
Tucker-Cruse Lecture 2016:
Telling the Story in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
A. C. Spearing
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Professor Spearing (University of Virginia) delivers the annual Tucker-Cruse on the subject of narrative in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Charles Tomlinson: A Critical Celebration
Friday 30 September
A symposium on the poet's work with talks from, among others, David Morley, Peter Robinson and Michael Schmidt.
W. S. Graham The Far Coasts of Language
Friday 18 March 2016
A one-day symposium featuring six talks on the work of this poet, with papers from Jon Cook, Ralph Pite and others.
Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner
Tuesday 15 March 2016
Mark Ford, Professor of English (University College London) delivers a lecture on the importance of London to the poet Thomas Hardy from his forthcoming monograph, Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner.
Robert Graves and Modern Poetry
Monday 30 November 2015
Neil Corcoran, King Alfred Emeritus Professor of English (University of Liverpool), gives a lecture on Graves through the lens of close-reading.