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Poets' Research Forum - First Reading Group & Seminar, Wednesday 21 November 2012

Posted on 07/11/2012

Poets' Research Forum - First Reading Group & Seminar

Wednesday 21 November 2012, 6.30-8pm (future sessions will be monthly on a weekday evening TBC)

Room F1, 11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RF

Poets’ Research Forum is a student-led seminar to support and develop the critical and creative work of students on Creative Writing (Poetry) PhDs.

This will be the first meeting for 2012/ 2013, and this year the forum will also be open to Creative Writing (Poetry) PhD students from other universities in London.

Please bring a short statement about your project and/or a piece of poetry, or any text for discussion.  It would also be useful if you could come prepared to talk briefly about one thing that is going well – a line of enquiry, a research skill, a process, an idea – and one thing that is proving difficult.  

As this is the first meeting of the year, the plan is to divide the time equally so that we each have some time to present.  We will also discuss and decide the content, structure and timing of future meetings.

More about Poets' Research Forum

Poets' Research Forum provides a space for PhD poets to exchange short papers on critical work and literary theory related to their poetic practice. It also functions as a workshop space where students can share creative work in the context of the PhD.

A more general aim is to identify different models for integrating creative and critical practice in English Studies.

Participants are invited to present poetry and criticism which features in their critical thesis, as well as sections of creative work. According to the stage they have reached in their research, students may wish to present a draft of their critical thesis for analysis and feedback.

The Forum also invites visiting speakers to attend occasionally, including practicing poets and academics from within RHUL and further afield.

For more information, contact Kate Potts.


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