Organization: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
Poetry inspires as well as instructs, as it is an initiation into the concealed order of the world. Its intense gratification, unrivalled in authenticity and honesty, appeals to human nature and makes ultimate sense of the self, opening the individual to interaction and communication. Poetry ennobles, enlightens and entertains because its expressive boundaries are virtually unlimited. With the help of translation, it goes beyond strict localisation and cultural arbitrariness, generating a sense of spiritual compatibility and communion between the collective identities of the world.
The conference aims to bring together international poets, literary critics, translators and scholars from diverse contexts and interdisciplinary fields to share their work. As the 2022 edition is dedicated to issues related to poetry, poetics and translation, we invite papers, presentations, manuscripts, panels, roundtables, performances, and other forms of contributions relevant to the areas of investigation.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
from Aristotelian poetics to 21st century aesthetics
poiesis, mimesis, kinesis
(non-)originality/individuality/voice amidst technical innovation
subject-construction in poetry
gender and poetic imagination
tropes and schemes of the 21th century
hybrid & cross-genre poetic modes
the immeasurable and/or non-measurable in poetry
form, proportion and balance: long poems, poetic sequences
associations, juxtapositions and connections
ekphrasis and ideology
poetry and the arts: poetic and artistic collaborations
poetry and science
poetry and architecture
poetry and mathematics
language-centered poetics (including Language- and post-Language writing)
conceptual and post-conceptual poetry
urban poems and poetry
poetics and politics
poethics and theopoetics
ecopoetics and ecocriticism
performance or performative?
sound and silence
poetry between phrase and metaphrase
translation, inerpretation, adaptation
the translatability of metaphors
limits and limitations of the poetic discourse
the role(s) of the reader
poetry ages and generations
publishing poetry today
Proposals up to 250 words accompanied by a brief biographical note should be sent to:
email@example.com. Please download the paper proposal form on our website: https://poetry.lcir.co.uk/.
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research