COLL: 15-16/06/2023: « Contemporary British Poetry and the Long 1980s », Sorbonne et Univ. Paris-Est Créteil

COLL – Contemporary British Poetry and the Long 1980s: From Deregulation to Self-Regulation

(15 juin16 juin 2023)

International Conference

Sorbonne Université (15 June 2023) & Université Paris-Est Créteil (16 June 2023)

Organised by Bastien Goursaud (UPEC), Juliette UTARD (SU), Claire Hélie (U. Lille) and Elise Brault-Dreux (UPHF) with funding from Université Paris-Est Créteil (laboratoire IMAGER), Sorbonne Université (Laboratoire VALE and Fonds d’Intervention pour la Recherche), Université Polytechnique des Hauts de France (laboratoire LARSH) and Université de Lille (Laboratoire CECILLE)

PROGRAMME: programme british poetry v4

Thursday, June 15th

All Thursday sessions @ Amphi Molinié, Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 5e (Métro : Odéon)

9:30     Welcome and introduction

10:00 – 11:00              Keynote speaker (respondent: Juliette Utard, Sorbonne Université)

Deryn Rees Jones (U. Liverpool): “‘A secret transaction, a voice answering a voice?’:

On the Emergence of Women’s Voices in British Poetry (1980s-1990s)”

11:00   Coffee break (2nd floor)

11:30 – 12:30   Formal Deregulations (respondent: Marc Porée, ENS Ulm)

  • Monica Manolachi (University of Bucharest): “Formal Innovations in Contemporary Caribbean British Poetry”
  • Lacy Rumsey (ENS Lyon): “‘The whole business is rather screwed up nowadays’: prosodic deregulation or deprosodized poetics?”

12:30 – 2:30  Lunch buffet (2nd floor)

2:30 – 3:30       British Poetry and Music: Feels Like 80s Spirit (respondent: Bastien Goursaud, Université Paris-Est Créteil)

  • Michael Hinds (Dublin City U.), “‘It Smells Like Decent Bacon’: Sleaford Mods’ Antic Counter-Sublime”
  • Iain Halliday (U. of Catania), “Song Lyrics as Poetry from the 1980s to the present day”

3:30 – Coffee break

4:00 – 5:00       New Directions (respondent: Elise Brault-Dreux, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France)

  • Julie Irigaray (U. of Huddersfield), “Accessibility in the Poetry World: How the Pandemic Transformed the Contemporary British Poetry Scene”
  • John Sannaee (U. Paris 8), “A Return to the Lyric in Contemporary British Poetry?”

5:00 – 6:00       Poetry reading by Deryn Rees Jones and Fiona Sampson (chair: Marc Porée, ENS Ulm)

6:00 – 7:30       Cocktail reception at Les Patios, 5 Place de la Sorbonne, 75 005 Paris


Friday, June 16th

All Friday sessions at Université Paris-Est Créteil @ Salle des thèses, bâtiment I, Campus Centre, 61 av. du Général de Gaulle, 94 000 Créteil (Métro : Créteil-Université)

9:30     Welcome coffee

10:00 – 11:00               Keynote speaker (respondent: Claire Hélie, Université de Lille)

Fiona Sampson: “Thatcher’s Children and Cool Britannia: British Poetry and the Long 1980s”

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30   Women’s Voices (respondent: Marie Olivier, Université Paris-Est Créteil)

  • Alix Cazalet-Boudigues (U. Lyon 3), Geography III in England: Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop in the Poetry of Some British Women Poets of the Long 1980s”
  • Laure-Hélène Anthony-Gerroldt (U. de Bourgogne Franche-Comté), “‘The witch thinks about what it would be like’: the Figure of the Witch as a Contemporary Poetic Emblem”

12:30 – 2:00 – Lunch on campus at Restaurant Universitaire (CROUS)

2:00 – 3:00       The Public Voices of Poetry (respondent: Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois)

  • Mike Sweeting (Ted Hughes Society), “Ted Hughes, Inspiration and the Establishment”
  • Eva Zettelmann (Vienna U.): “Familiarising Poetry: Lisibility and the New British Lyric”

3:00 Coffee break

3:30 – 4:30       Poetry Across Boundaries (respondent: Corentin Jégou, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Sarah Bouttier (Ecole Polytechnique), “‘Moss is myriad’: Nonhuman Poetic Objects and Trans-poetics in Vahni Capildeo’s Works”
  • Adriano Elia (U. of Rome Tre), “Crossing Boundaries and Practising Empathy with Roger Robinson’s Poetry”

4:30 – 5:30 – Bilingual poetry reading by Andrew McMillan (chair: Bastien Goursaud, Université Paris-Est Créteil)