This conference focuses on modern literary archives and in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in English. It will take place between 27-29 June 2017, and is intended as a forum for researchers, postgraduate students, curators, archivists, as well as poets to discuss their relationship with archival material, whether it be through creating, collecting, or donating archives, or through using archival and material culture for inspiration, learning or research. Topics for discussion include: genetic histories of poetic texts; poetic communities and networks; poetry in translation; life writing; the publishing of poetry; the relationship of poet and editor; the materiality of poetic texts; collecting the archives of modern poetry; archives, objects with associational value and the material culture of writers and writing.
Due to significant interest, we have now extended the submission deadline for paper and panel proposals to 20 February 2017. To view the full call for papers, click here.