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Poetics Research Centre

Poetics and Poetry: ………visual arts, ekphrasis, sound and scores, poets theatre, concrete and visual poetry, modernism, translation, bookarts, digital poetics, performance, feminism, ecology, critical theory, poetics of site and place, hybrid and conceptual, art writing….

The Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre comprises a number of staff members in the English department with an interest in contemporary poetry and poetics and in the use of text across diverse media: Dr Will Montgomery, Professor Redell Olsen, Dr Prue Bussey-Chamberlain, and Professor Robert Hampson.

Among the research specialisms of the centre are contemporary writing in the modernist tradition, concrete and visual poetry, site-specific writing, bookarts, performance, sound art, poetry and film, the British Poetry Revival, poetry and the visual arts, conceptual poetics and radical lyric.

The Poetics Research Centre embraces both theoretical and practice-based work: in parallel with their critical activities. The Poetics Research Centre is integral to the dynamic research culture in poetry and poetics at Royal Holloway. Its members welcome approaches from prospective students interested in Creative Writing and Practice-based PhDs.

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