Photos from the book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? was launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch took place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture ‘War as … Continue reading

Devolutionary Readings published

The September 1997 vote approving devolution, albeit by a tiny margin, was a watershed moment in recent Welsh history. This volume of essays considers the English-language poetic life of Wales since that point. Addressing a range of poets who are associated with Wales by either birth or residence and have been significantly active in the … Continue reading

Book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? will be launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch will take place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture … Continue reading

New student guide: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake (1757–1827) is one of the most significant figures in the history of English poetry. He is also one of the most mysterious, most challenging, and most frequently misunderstood. His Songs of Innocence and of Experience, on the surface so simple, are laden with mysteries that seem to deepen on every reading. In this … Continue reading

Poèmes et Aphorismes (1989–2015) published

Voici enfin les œuvres poétiques de 1989 à 2015 de Giovanna. Poète et peintre flamboyante, admirée de quelques-uns des plus grands poètes et peintres du siècle, de Henri Michaux à François Rouan et Pierre Alechinsky, aux côtés d’Hervé Télémaque, de Gherasim Luca et du dernier groupe surréaliste, elle peut enfin être lue et relue, et … Continue reading

The Shaping of English Poetry – Volume IV published

This fourth volume of essays under the title The Shaping of English Poetry consolidates the work of the previous three volumes on the great subjects of English literature in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The Norman Conquest of England built upon the rich foundation of Anglo-Saxon England but did not destroy it; thus the present … Continue reading

Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? published

For France the First World War, or Great War, was a war of national self-defence, but for Britain it was not. Does that mean that French literary treatments of this unimaginably destructive war were very different from British ones? Not necessarily – but much can be learned from considering both traditions side by side, something … Continue reading

Book launch: ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place

‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place by Anne Karhio will be launched at 5pm on Monday 27 March in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. Professor Sean Ryder of the NUI Galway English department will speak at the launch. Please click here for more information.   This … Continue reading

John Berryman: Centenary Essays published #WorldPoetryDay

Drawing on the proceedings of two conferences organized to celebrate the centenary of John Berryman’s birth in 2014, John Berryman: Centenary Essays provides new perspectives on a major US American poet’s work by critics from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. In addition to new readings of important aspects of Berryman’s development … Continue reading

‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place published

This volume examines the relationship between poetic language and place in the work of Paul Muldoon. Through a close reading of the formal and stylistic aspects of his poems, the book explores the question of how poetry as an art form can be engaged to map the complex exchanges between language and the material, phenomenal, … Continue reading

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