UCC Modernisms Research Centre is delighted to announce the programme for Word Into Image: a symposium on visual poetry. Accompanied by an exhibition of visual poetry in Tactic Gallery, the symposium directly precedes the annual SoundEye poetry festival (July 11th-13th) in Cork.
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
11.45 – 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: Break
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
This event is kindly funded by the Department of French and Department of History of Art at UCC.
On behalf of the UCC Modernisms Research Centre
(Rachel Warriner, James Cummins, Dr Kerstin Fest, Dr Sarah Hayden)