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Graduate students from the School of English at the University of Kent present a conference, aimed at postgraduate students working in literary/cultural and related disciplines, on the theme of ‘movement in/and/of the city’.
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be renowned poet, translator and critic Donna Stonecipher.
The notion of ‘movement’ has particular pertinence to our present cultural moment: across the globe, we live in a period marked both by unprecedented movements of population and by new popular political movements of all types. Yet the idea of ‘movement’ as a literary preoccupation is as old as the earliest recorded literature itself, defining the quest/journey narratives of the ancient world. Movement can be conceived on the grandest geological or even planetary spatial and temporal scale, but by the same token is also perceived daily and personally in the individual human body.
The conference is to be held at the University of Kent on June 16th 2017.
Supported by the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Cohort Development Fund, and the University of Kent’s School of English, Centre for Modern Poetry, Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing, and Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century.