BRITISH ACADEMY CONFERENCE
New Light on Tony Harrison
Thursday & Friday, 27 & 28 April 2017, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Professor Edith Hall, King’s College London
This landmark conference will illuminate previously neglected aspects of the work of one of Britain’s greatest living poets. An international and transdisciplinary team will analyse Harrison’s more recent creativity, his continuing relationship with ancient theatre, his extensive body of poems written for film, and international perspectives. Emphasis will be laid on his representations of gender and sexuality, his commitment to the ‘public’ role of verse, his evocation of time, imperialism and the southern hemisphere, his personal heroes Heine and Hugo, his debts to material science and materialist philosophy, and his formative encounters with the metres of Dante, Byron and the English sonnet.
Professor Simon Armitage, University of Oxford
Dr Josephine Balmer, Translators’ Association & Society of Authors
Dr Jacob Blakesley, University of Leeds
Dr Rachel Bower, University of Leeds
Dr Sandie Byrne, University of Oxford
Dr Giovanni Greco, La Sapienza
Lee Hall, Cross Street Films
Dr Cécile Marshall, Université Bordeaux
Professor Hallie Marshall, University of British Columbia
Professor Blake Morrison, Goldsmith’s London
Professor Peter Parsons FBA, University of Oxford
Professor Christine Regan, Australian National University
Professor Antony Rowland, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Henry Stead, Open University
Professor Oliver Taplin FBA, University of Oxford
A registration fee is payable in advance at the time of booking: £95 for attending both days; £50 for attending one day.
There are reduced fees for the unwaged/retired and for undergraduate and postgraduate students: £36 for attending both days; £20 for attending one day.
Cancellations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 17 April 2017. After this date the registration fee will not be refundable, however substitutions will be accepted.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days. Vegetarian options will be provided for lunch. Please state on the registration form if you have any special dietary requirements; if you are registering after 17 April 2017, please email your dietary requirements to email@example.com.