Avant / July 2014 / Poetry / Symposium / talk

Word Into Image Symposium


word image long-3A one-day symposium on visual poetry, organized by the UCC Modernisms Research Centre and taking place in the Tactic Auditorium on July 10th.

Accompanied by an exhibition of visual poetry in Tactic Gallery, the symposium directly precedes the annual SoundEye poetry festival (July 11th-13th) in Cork. Keynote by Peter Manson: Species of Spaces in Mallarmé: from page to volume and beyond.

All are welcome. This event will be followed by the Avant launch.  Click on for full programme


Word into Image Symposium

July 10th, Tactic Gallery Auditorium, Sample Studios (Former FAS building), Sullivans Quay, Cork

9.30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 11.30: Panel One

  • Laura Pomeroy (University College Cork): “Embodied Poetry: Mary Devenport O’Neill’s Bluebeard Ballet”
  • Natalie Ferris (University of Oxford): ‘I just need a fiction like you to work out ideas in front of – no?’: ‘The Pope of Modern Art’ and Abstract Poetry
  • Michael O’Sullivan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong): Pound’s image, the Chinese character, and cultural differences in education

11.30-11.45: Coffee

11.45 – 12.45: Panel Two

  • Lila Matsumoto (University of Edinburgh): Poems to cover a page: Serialized source text as performance space in the early works of Vito Acconci
  • Nicole Sierra (University of Oxford): Concrete Islands: The Visuality of Ballard’s ‘Rough Poetry’.

12.45 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Panel Three

  • Simon Perril (De Montfort University): Countering Fantesectomy: an account of a collage novel in progress
  • Emma Cocker (Nottingham Trent University): Between Close Reading and Liquid Writing: Word Slips Towards Movement and Materiality
  • Gerry Smith (University of Edinburgh): Northern Venetians: writing the city

15.30 – 15.45

15.45 – 17.15: Panel Four

  • Ellen Dillon (Mater Dei): ‘Blessed by a thousand flecks of foam’: flotsam and foam in Peter Manson’s Mallarmé in English, and English in Mallarmé
  • Patrica Farrell (Edge Hill University): The expressive tension between text and painting in the collaborative work of Pete Clarke and Robert Sheppard
  • Juha Virtanen (University of Kent): Writing on: poetry and visuality in the recent work of Allen Fisher and Ulli Freer

18.00 – 19.00: Keynote (Supported by Department of French, UCC):

Peter Manson: Species of Spaces in Mallarmé: from page to volume and beyond

19.00 – 20.00: Conference Dinner, Quay Co-op, Sullivans Quay
All very welcome. Please email modernismsucc[at]gmail[dot]com to book a place.

20.00: Launch of Word into Image Exhibition and The Avant Festival


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