The Three Manifesti by Davide D’Elia

The Centre for Poetic Innovation addresses poetry and poetics creatively, critically and historically, promoting and studying poetic innovation in a broad sense of both terms, from poetry as traditionally understood to poetic aspects of visual and material art forms, of prose writing as well as interactions with music, dance and digital poetry.

The key aims of the Centre are:

  • Hosting speakers, workshops and conferences
  • Support and development of doctoral and post-doctoral research
  • Public engagement and impact activities
  • Joint Research Grant applications and research projects

Recent workshop series

Poetics of Landscapes

A series of workshops exploring how landscapes write themselves and are written. All workshops took place 1-2pm in Arts Seminar room 5

5 February 2024      Leena Nammari, Artist Printmaker and PhD candidate, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, ‘Everyday stories of an extraordinary land, a Palestinian artist’s journey in brief’

11 March 2024          Dr David Evans, ‘The Breath of the World, or, On The Limits of Ecocritical Metaphors’

25 March 2024         Dr Fabio Caiani, ‘Swimming in the Tigris, London: Cityscapes in Fawzi Karim’s Poems’

2 April 2024              Dr Elodie Laügt, ‘Poetics of the “Chantier”’ (From Stéphane Mallarmé to Sabine Macher and Philippe Beck)’ – please note that the room in Buchanan 216.