[ilds] Bernard Spencer - CFP

PETER BALDWIN delospeter at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 20 08:28:32 PST 2009


I assume that this is Reading, ENGLAND.
 
Looks very tempting especially as an antidote to the late autumn progression of darker nights
 
Peter Baldwin> Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 07:43:24 -0800> From: odos.fanourios at gmail.com> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca> Subject: [ilds] Bernard Spencer - CFP> > The Poetry and Life of Bernard Spencer (1909-1963)> A Centenary Conference> > Saturday 31 October-Sunday 1 November 2009> > PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS> > > The Modern and Contemporary Research Centre in the Department of English > and American Literature at the University of Reading, with the > collaboration of the University Library and Special Collections, plans > to hold a two-day conference to celebrate the life and work of Bernard > Spencer, the famous-for-being-neglected British poet. Special > Collections have the largest archive of Spencer papers in the world, > including recent new acquisitions from the poet’s widow, Anne Humphreys, > and his pioneering editor, Roger Bowen. There will be a concurrent > exhibition of documents selected from the archive in Special Collections > housed at the Museum of English Rural Life, London Road, Reading, where > the conference events will take place.> > Confirmed guest speakers include Professors Roderick Beaton, Roger > Bowen, Martin Dodsworth, and Adam Piette. The organizers invite papers > from scholars and admirers of Bernard Spencer’s work. Contributions on > Spencer’s relations with other poets, writers, and editors during the > three decades of his creative life (such as Geoffrey Grigson, Lawrence > Durrell, Keith Douglas, Laurie Lee, Ruth Speirs, Tambimuttu, John > Lehmann, and Alan Ross) would also be welcomed. We intend to hold panel > discussions with twenty-minute papers, and readings from the works. If > you would like to attend the conference in any capacity we would like to > hear from you as soon as possible. If you can offer a paper, please > include a 250 word abstract of your subject; if you are a poet or writer > and would like to read from Spencer’s works, please give us an idea of > your interest and the poems or translations you would present; if you > simply wish to attend the celebrations, we would very much like to hear > from you too.> > Expressions of interest should be e-mailed to:> p.robinson at reading.ac.uk
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