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Poetry at Warwick



Ecopoetics at Warwick

Beyond nature writing, ecopoetics ranges from the making and study of pastoral and wilderness poetry to the intersection of poetry and animal studies, or from the poetics of urban environments to poets' responses to disasters and matters of environmental justice.

New publication

Emma Mason's Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith is now available from Oxford University Press, 2018.

Peter Larkin

A symposium on Peter Larkin's poetry took place on April 26, 2018 alongside the exhibition, 'Inscriptions: Image | Text | Sound' from April 20-May 2 that situtates Larkin's work in relation to the composer Howard Skempton and visual artist Simon Lewty. Published proceedings will follow in The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry.

Elizabeth Jennings

A symposium marking the 90th anniversary of Elizabeth Jennings' birth, and funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, was held on her work on October 29, 2016, St Anne's, Oxford. A Jennings literary society is planned following the success of the event.


Poetry and Philosophy Colloquium: On Poetic Determination

May 4, 2019, University of Warwick

“Determination” is a concept applicable to subjective agency, historical circumstance, and formal particularity. If determinism posits the way things must be, an account of determination is concerned not only with how something is but also how it might be otherwise: with both the genesis and possible transformation of states of affairs. How might attention to poetic determination help us to grasp the mediation of agency, history, and form by the literary work? This one-day workshop will take up this question through the resources of both philosophy and literature, foregrounding poetry and poetics as a key site for thinking through conceptual and political problems.

Confirmed Speakers: Nathan Brown, Concordia University; Kyoo Lee, CUNY; Stephen Ross, Concordia University; Eileen John, University of Warwick; Emma Mason, University of Warwick

Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics

Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics, which seeks to publish the best contemporary scholarship on poetry from across the world, is edited by Professor Dan Katz. More details on the series website.

eLyra: Revista da Rede Internacional Lyracompoetics

Established by Professor Paulo de Medeiros (University of Warwick) and Professor Rosa Maria Martelo (University of Porto) as a space for the discussion and interrogation of comparative modern and contemporary poetry, eLyra is published by the international research network LyraCompoetics.