18th Oct 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm
Watts 128, Moulsecoomb Campus
How might poetries of the sea help us to better understand our shifting relationships with the watery world in an era of environmental change?
In ‘Oceanic Poetics’, Dr Mandy Bloomfield (Plymouth University) takes us on a journey through the cultural imaginaries of the ocean and its liquid archive, enlarging the compass of what poetry can be and do as a mode of historical, ethical, and ecological investigation. She is author of Archaeopoetics: Word, Image, History (University of Alabama Press, 2016).
The Centre for Contemporary Poetry (informally known as 'Contempo') is a collaborative, cross-institutional research centre founded in 2006 and run by the English Departments of
Aberystwyth University (Co-ordinator, Gavin Goodwin)
Bangor University (Co-ordinator, Zoë Skoulding)
University of Brighton (Co-ordinator, John Wrighton)
Plymouth University (Co-ordinator, Mandy Bloomfield)
University of Surrey (Co-ordinator, Stephen Mooney)
It is a ‘critical/creative’ grouping devoted to the interests of poets who are also academics, academics who are also poets, and those who are ‘merely’ one or the other. Contempo has a special (but not exclusive) interest in investigating experimental and performance poetries and their poetics.
The research seminars bring together Contempo partners via live video-conferencing at the five universities. Booking essential - all welcome!