Forwarded for the organizers:
Fleshing Out Words: Poetry on Objects, from Classical Epigrams to Modern ‘Light Poems’.
CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Warwick, UK
9th March 2019
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Richard Hunter, University of Cambridge
Robert Montgomery, London
The conference aims to create cross-disciplinary discussion amongst scholars in Classics, Arts, Comparative Literature, Renaissance.
We therefore welcome proposals engaging with – but not limited to – the following topics:
- Theoretical/ philosophical perspectives on poetry and materiality;
The epigram book/ epigram as inscription;
- Continuities and differences between the conception of object and text in ancient/Renaissance epigrams and the new material expressions of modern poetry
- (Responses to) the visual context/visuality of epigrams;
- The extent to which readings of ancient and/or Renaissance epigram might spur new perspectives on the contemporary production and consumption of poetry;
- The extent to which ‘epigram’ is a useful category/ recognizable poetic form in the modern world;
- The emergence of the Neo-Latin epigram.
Abstracts for 20-minute papers of no more than 300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 24th September 2018 (end of the day).