Seminar with Dr Gianluca Rizzo (Colby College, Northward)

18th February 2021, 4-5.30pm. On the Outside of the Language Forest: Reading, Writing, and Translating Poetry A literary critic, translator and poet, Gianluca Rizzo teaches at Colby College (Waterville, ME), where he is the Paul D and Marilyn Paganucci Associate Professor of Italian Language and Literature. His research focuses on modern and contemporary macaronic writing, … Read more

Seminar with Dr Anahid Nersessian (UCLA, University of California)

23rd November 2020, 7-8.30pm The Calamity Form chaired by Dr Ramsey McGlazer Anahid Nersessian is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, where her research and teaching focus on Romanticism, poetry and poetics, and the history of literary criticism. Her first book, Utopia, Limited: Romanticism and Adjustment was published by Harvard University … Read more

Seminar with Prof. Nina Parish (University of Stirling) and Dr Emma Wagstaff (University of Birmingham)

7th October 2020, 4.30-6pm Editing Bilingual Poetry Anthologies in the Twenty-First Century In 2016 Nina Parish and Emma Wagstaff published a bilingual poetry anthology of contemporary French poetry with Enitharmon Press. As well as co-editing the volume, they each translated an extract of work by one poet for inclusion in it. The first part of … Read more

Le Moustachu avec les Lunettes 2

2nd May 2017 12-1pm, Byre Auditorium Danced piece by the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance On songs composed and sung by Jean Ferrat after poems by Louis Aragon, and musics by Engelbert Humperdinck and Vivaldi. Choreography: Benoît Egloff Dancers: Sophie Archer, Dylan Boswell, Emilie Christie, Stevie Craib, Sarah Greene, Will Hodson, Rob Jackson, Kaja Jurkowska, … Read more

Poetry and Performance workshop

6th & 7th March 2017 University of St Andrews Monday 6th March 10am-5pm, Gateway Boardroom 10-10.15          Welcome and Introduction 10.15-12.15     Spoken Performance 10-15-10.45   Colin Herd (University of Glasgow) ‘Talking Dances: The Poetry Performances of Chasen Gaver’ 10.45-11.05     Tea/coffee 11.05-11.45     Katie Ailes (University of Strathclyde) ‘Live Embodiment & Authenticity in Contemporary Spoken … Read more

CPI Launch Event

4th November 2016 – Launch Event Byre Theatre (Studio, 2.15 – 8pm) ‘… With Poetry: An Interdisciplinary Day on Poetry and Performance’. 2.15 – 2.30pm: Welcome and Introduction to the Centre 2.30-5.15pm:  Papers and Discussion on Performance, Innovation in Poetry and Music Fiona Dakin         Intermedial translation: (Re)constructing meaning in illustrated editions of   Baudelaire Alice Tarbuck      … Read more