Updated Programme (28th June 2015)

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Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism

PROGRAMME (updated 28th JUNE — please note changes to some panels) 

All lectures and panels will take place in the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Long Room Hub.


9.00 – 9.45: Registration

9.45 – 10.00: Welcoming Remarks

10.00 – 11.00: Keynote Lecture

Peter Howarth (Queen Mary, University of London), “In Concert With”

11.00 – 11.30: COFFEE

11.30 – 12.30: Panel 1: Ethics

Chair: Philip Coleman (Trinity College Dublin)

Jess Cotton (University College London), “‘Rimbaud in Embryo’: Hart Crane, Samuel Greenberg and Poetic Theft”

Iain Bailey (University of Manchester), ‘To be wrong is to be righteously collective’: Laura Riding and Collaboration”

12.30 – 13.30: LUNCH

13.30 – 15.00: Panel 2: Pamphlets, Periodicals, Publishing 

Chair: Gerald Dawe (Trinity College Dublin)

Shawn Christian (Wheaton College), “Two Arts/‘Two Artists’: Literary and Visual ‘Collaboration’ in the Harlem Renaissance”

Alison Stone (University of Exeter), “‘Neo-Modernist’ Transatlantic Collaborations and Little Magazines: Agenda, Montemora, and Origin

Matthew Sperling (University of Reading), “Late-Modernism and Book Publishing in the Long 1960s”

15.00 – 15.30: COFFEE

15.30 – 17.00: Panel 3: Spaces 

Chair: Chris Morash (Trinity College Dublin)

So Young Park (Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota), “Poetry in Ireland: Yeats and Johnson’s Collaboration in the 1890s”

Chelsea Olsen (University of Sussex), “‘I had to find out what it was inside any one’: Inside the Collaborative World of Gertrude Stein”

Natalie Pollard (Queen Mary, University of London), “Collaborative Architectures: David Jones and Spatial Poetics”

19.00 – 20.30: Screening of To Hell With Culture, dir. Huw Wahl

Followed by discussion with Michael Paraskos (SOAS, University of London) and Natalie Ferris (University of Oxford)


9.30 – 11.00: Panel 4: Music I

Chair: Michael HInds (Irish Centre for Poetry Studies, Mater Dei Institute)

Sarah Terry (Oglethorpe University), “Beyond Metaphor: Modernist Musical and Literary Collaboration”

Annika Forkert (Independent Scholar), “William Walton and/beyond/against the Sitwells”

Eve Cobain (Trinity College Dublin), “‘With time and listening’: Berryman and Boydell at Cambridge”

11.00 – 11.30: COFFEE

11.30 – 13.00: Panel 5: Institutions

Chair: Michael Paraskos (SOAS, University of London)

Kimberly Quiogue Andrews (Yale University), “The Difficult Canon: Modernism and the University in Conversation”

Nerys Williams (University College Dublin), “Dylan Thomas: Radio Poetics and the Broadcast Essay”

Jonathan Creasy (Trinity College Dublin), “In Good Company: Collaboration at Black Mountain College”

13.00 – 14.00: LUNCH

14.00 – 15.30: Panel 6: Music II

Chair: Gillian Groszewski (Trinity College Dublin)

Adrian Paterson (NUI Galway), “Fighting the Waves: Yeats, Pound, George Antheil and Ninette de Valois”

Michael Skansgaard (University of Cambridge), “‘St. Louis Blues’: the Answer Song of W.C. Handy and Sterling Allen Brown”

Zosia Kuczyńska (Trinity College Dublin), “‘And while a man has a voice/He may recover music’: Louis MacNeice’s collaboration with Benjamin Britten in The Dark Tower as poetic context”

15.30 – 16.00: COFFEE

16.00 – 17.30: Panel 7: Post-War US Poetry

Chair: Lee Jenkins (University College Cork)

Jocelyn Page (Goldsmiths), “Translation as Collaboration: A Close Reading of Robert Lowell’s ‘Pigeons’”

Joanne O’Leary (University of Cambridge), “Ashbery’s Warhol: Poetry and the Screen Test”

Natalie Ferris (University of Oxford), “An Ambivalent Geometry: Ian Hamilton Finlay and Josef Albers”

17.30 – 18.00: BREAK

18.00 – 19.00: Keynote Lecture  

Alex Davis (University College Cork), “Collaborator: Ezra Pound and Uncreative Writing”

19.30: Conference Dinner

Dunne and Crescenzi, Frederick Street South, Dublin 2


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