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Poetry and Philosophy Workshop

11 June 2018

Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Millburn House

With the support of the Institute of Advanced Study and the Humanities Research Centre at Warwick, we are holding a one-day workshop on Poetry and Philosophy. We have in view a longer-term goal of forming a research and creative network that will bring together poets, philosophers and literary theorists and scholars. This workshop is a conversation-opener.


10.30-11.00 am Arrival and welcome

11.00-11.45 Peter Lamarque (York): Some Questions Philosophers Might Raise about Poetry

11.45-12.30 pm Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei (Fordham): On Poetry and Truth

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.15 Jack McGowan and Karen Simecek (Worcester and Warwick): Affectivity in the Performance Poetry Space

2.15-3.00 Anna Christina Ribeiro (Texas Tech): (When) Is Poetry Fiction?

3.00-3.15 Break

3.15-3.45 David Constantine, poet, author, and translator

3.45-5.00 Reflection on the day and open discussion, chaired by Eileen John (Warwick)

Note: There is no registration fee for the workshop, but you need to register to let us know if you are going to attend. Please contact Eileen John ( to register and if you have questions.

Institute of Advanced Study

Humanities Research Centre

Poetry at Warwick 

Link to campus maps and travel information:

The no. 11 bus stops very near Millburn House on Kirby Corner Road, and the closest parking lots to Millburn House are nos. 12 and 13 on the campus map (pay and display parking is £4.50 for the day).

Organisers: Karen Simecek and Eileen John