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Denise Riley Seminar at University of Kent, Thursday 15 November 2012

Posted on 14/11/2012
Cover of Denise Riley's book 'Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect'

Denise Riley Seminar at University of Kent, Thursday 15 November 2012 

The Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Royal Holloway and the Centre for Modern Poetry at Kent will run a joint seminar this week, looking at the work of poet and theorist Denise Riley.  In the morning session participants will discuss Riley's writing and prepare lines of enquiry for the afternoon session. In the afternoon we will engage Riley in a conversation about her work.

The event will take place in the Conference Suite of Darwin College, University of Kent CT2 7NY. The seminar will be followed by a peformance in the Free Range series (www.free-range.co), at which Riley will read recent work.  

The schedule for the day is as follows:

11am-1pm discussion of Riley's work
1pm-2pm lunch
2pm-5pm discussion with Denise Riley
7pm-  Free Range Reading: Denise Riley 
(Free Range regulars, please note early start time)

The main texts for the seminar will be Selected Poems (Reality Street, 2000) and 'A Part Song' (London Review of Books, 9 February, 2012). We propose considering these texts alongside samples of Riley's theoretical work, extended extracts from which are available on line. The following are available on Google Books and/or Google Scholar: the Introduction to Impersonal Passion and some of the 'Malediction' essay; the Introduction to The Words of Selves. Additionally, we will forward an extract from Riley's recent prose work Time Lived, Without Its Flow (Capsule Editions, 2012).


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