Contemporary Innovative Poetry Research Seminar

The focus of the seminar is contemporary innovative poetry and its antecedents. The speakers are predominantly either final-year research students or early-career academics from a range of institutions. The seminar provides a challenging, well-informed, and critically supportive audience for both these groups. In other years, it has also aimed to create a dialogue between older academics (and poets) and these groups of young researchers.

Seminar Schedule

This year, the seminar will meet at 6-8pm, 11 Bedford Square (RHUL), Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3RF. A map to the venue can be found here.

  • October 30: Dr Brendan Gillott (Corpus Christi, Cambridge), 'Reading John Cage, With and Without Tone'
  • November 27: Ms Mae Losasso (Royal Holloway, University of London) CANCELLED AS PART OF UCU INDUSTRIAL ACTION
  • December 11: Dr Lila Matsumoto (University of Nottingham), '“The stitching of her wake”: art, craft, and repressed labour in the work of Pamela Campion'
  • January 29: Ms Karen Sandhu (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • February 26: Dr Georgina Colby (University of Westminster) CANCELLED AS PART OF UCU INDUSTRIAL ACTION
  • March 25: Mr Rowan Evans (Royal Holloway, University of London) CANCELLED
  • April 29: Emeritus Professor Allen Fisher (Manchester Metropolitan University)


Dr Amy Evans Bauer (Goldsmiths, University of London) & Professor Robert Hampson (Royal Holloway, University of London)