Centre for International Contemporary Poetry

  • United Kingdom

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Founded in 2019, the Centre for International Contemporary Poetry promotes research related to contemporary poetry from post-WWII to the present day. It comprises a team of renowned academics and creative writers whose work engages with contemporary poetry in English, and foreign language poetry which has impacted contemporary English-language poetry, in a global, transdisciplinary, and transtemporal context. Building upon the success of the university’s Ted Hughes Network and the Brontë Stones Project, the Centre provides an intellectual space that seeks to foster dialogue amongst a diverse range of scholars and practitioners, including those in the fields of music, fine arts, and architecture. Through its sponsored readings, lectures, symposia, seminars, engagement with the community, and internationally recognized research, the Centre brings together those who are interested in exploring all forms of contemporary poetry and its intersection with issues such as the environment, gender, race, aging, war and violence. The Centre is also home to the University of Huddersfield’s in-house press, GRIST, which publishes leading writers along with emerging voices. The research produced by the Centre has already led to pioneering creative and scholarly approaches to contemporary poetry on the international stage. The Centre welcomes interest from MA and PhD students.

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    Research Output

    Early Larkin

    Underwood, J., 10 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bloomsbury Publishing.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Before Us Is The Salesman’s House: Exploring the Contingent Aesthetic of eBay

    Rudrum, D., 25 Jul 2019, In : Synthesis. 11, p. 88-106 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    ‘As if one is looking at a painting, framed by barbed wire’: Cyprus in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction

    Jodie Matthews (Keynote speaker)
    14 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Ageing, Illness, Care in Cultural and Literary Narrative

    Sarah Falcus (Organiser), Katsura Sako (Organiser)
    5 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Springer (Publisher)

    Sarah Falcus (Editor)
    1 Feb 201831 Dec 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work