15th Nov 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm
Watts 128, Moulsecoomb Campus
Professor John Goodby is a critic, poet, translator and arts organiser. An expert on modern Irish poetry, he is also a world authority on Dylan Thomas, editor of the new annotated edition of the Collected Poems (2014), and author of The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall (2013).
Professor Goodby joins us from Swansea University to discuss his latest research project in 'Mixing it / striding on two levels: between avant and mainstream’.
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!