Eric Mottram Conference

The Council Room, 2nd Floor, King’s College London, Strand Building on Monday 23 April. This Conference is to celebrate the man and his archive. Draft programme below. Contact valerie.soar@btinternet.com for further details:

Eric Mottram Remembered: “poet, professor and cultural firebrand”.  Monday 23 April, 2018.

A conference sponsored by the Archives Department at King’s College London, WC2R 2LS,  with an exhibition of manuscripts, books and digital material.  Held in the Council Room, 2nd floor of the Strand Building

10.00 am: Coffee, tea and biscuits in the Council Room, 2nd Floor, King’s College, Strand.

10.30: Welcome by Geoffrey Browell, followed by an introduction to the Mottram papers and her recent work on them by Valerie Soar:  Eric, the man and his archive.

11.00:  Allen Fisher on Eric Mottram and Painting

11.45:  Dale Carter on Eric Mottram and Politics

12.30 pm:  Sandwich lunch provided by Archives in the Council Room, and a chance to see some  material from Eric Mottram’s Archive.

1.30:  Juha Virtanen  –  The legacy of the British Poetry Revival and the Materiality of Archives

2.10:  Panel discussion: the legacy of Eric Mottram,   Ken Edwards, Peter Middleton,  Gavin Selerie,  Robert Hampson,  Peter Barry,  and Mike Hrebeniak (tbc).  Chaired by Clive Bush.

2.45:  Questions from the audience.

3.05:  Coffee, tea and biscuits.

3.20:  Audio and visual recordings by Will Rowe (title tbc) and John Whiting

4.15:  Pierre Joris  –   A Transatlantic Turbine:  Eric Mottram in the World Today (tbc)

5.pm:  Close, and a further chance to see some material from Eric Mottram’s  archive

The audience is invited to go to the exhibition of Mottram books and manuscripts led by Geoffrey Browell who will be happy to answer questions.

 

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