Conferences Archive:

English Literature

Poetry in Expanded Translation III, April 4th to 6th 2018

This international and interdisciplinary conference will consider the role of sound in poetry translation, and in related areas of performance and creative practice. How helpful is a musical vocabulary in discussion of the sound of a poem in translation? Conversely, what is meant by describing music as a language? Can the relationship between poet and translator be compared with that of composer and performer? Such parallels will be used to explore poetry in bilingual, multilingual and cross-artform contexts. Examining new and emerging interfaces between poetry, sound and translation, this conference will bring together poets, musicians, critics and translators.

Medievalism Transformed Conference, 2016

Medievalism Transformed is an annual event hosted by Bangor University, School of English, that aims to explore the medieval world and its sustained impact on subsequent culture and thought. It brings together postgraduates and early career researchers from across the United Kingdom and worldwide.

10 June 2016, Bangor University

Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World Conference, 2015

The second biennial conference of the Aberystwyth-Bangor Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. It will be held at Bangor University, 3-5 September 2015.

Organisers: Rhun Emlyn and Gabor Gelléri from Aberystwyth, and Andrew Hiscock and Rachel Willie from Bangor.

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Medievalism Transformed Conference, 2015

Icons of Villany: Villainy and its portrayal in the Medieval and Early Modern world

12-14 June 2015, Bangor University

The 10th annual ‘Medievalism Transformed’ conference will focus on villainy. Paper proposals are welcome from undergraduates, postgraduates and early career scholars. Please visit the website for more information.

Marcher Metaphysicals Conference, 2015

29 October - 1 November 2015, Gregynog Hall, Powys

‘The Marcher Metaphysicals’ 2015, a conference exploring the relationship of the seventeenth-century metaphysical poets to liminal spaces, particularly the border country known as the Welsh Marches. Please visit the website for more information.

Bangor Conference on the Restoration: Britain, Ireland, and the overseas world, 1660-1714, July 2015

Organised by Professor Tony Claydon and Professor Tom Corns, Bangor University has hosted a series of major international conferences on the Restoration in Britain and Ireland since 2005.
These have been held every other year, and after a series concentrating on the individual decades from the 1660s to the 1690s, they are now based on themes that affected the Restoration period as a whole.

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Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2015, Gender, Dirt and Taboo, January 2015

A conference exploring the relationship between medieval women and dirt from the perspective of a variety of different disciplines.

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In / dependent Wales Conference, 2014

11-13 April 2014
Gregynog Hall, near Newtown, Powys
AWWE 2014 explored the numerous diverse ways in which Welsh writers, in both languages and across a broad historical period, have positioned themselves in relation to larger structures of power: colonialism; the British state; Europe; industrial capitalism; patriarchy;cultural institutions and/or literary traditions. Programme.

Travel in the Marketplace, September 2014

The materiality of travel in the long nineteenth century
An international and interdisciplinary conference hosted by the School of English, Bangor University, 17–18 September 2014

Conference organisers: Dr Maureen McCue, Dr Stephen Colclough, Rebecca Butler.

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From glass case to cyber-space: Chaucerian manuscripts across time, April 2014

An interdisciplinary conference to be held at the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (14-16 April, 2014)

To celebrate the digitization of the Hengwrt manuscript of The Canterbury Tales (available from April 2014 on the National Library’s Digital Mirror), The School of English, Bangor University and IMEMS (the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities) is delighted to host an interdisciplinary conference devoted to Chaucerian manuscripts and editions of Chaucer’s works.

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Early Modern soundscapes - An Interdisciplinary symposium, April 2014

To include the Society for Renaissance Studies 3rd Annual Welsh Lecture, given by Professor Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) and Professor Richard Wistreich (Royal Northern College of Music)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Tess Knighton (Institució Milá i Fontanals, Barcelona) and Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor)

Early modern culture was awash with sounds. From psalm singing to tavern songs to the reading of the riot act or town criers announcing noteworthy news, we are presented with an image of oral culture forming the basis of perpetual interaction between individuals and their communities.  Music, in particular, forms a backdrop to the soundscape, negotiating abstract sounds and speech. This two-day symposium interrogating ways of conceiving the early modern soundscape.

Organisers: Dr Rachel Willie and Marta Napodano

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British Branch conference of the International Arthurian Society, September 2013

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Bangor Conference on the Restoration: The Image of Monarchy in Britain and Ireland, 1649–1714, July 2013

Organised by Professor Tony Claydon and Professor Tom Corns, Bangor University has hosted a series of major international conferences on the Restoration in Britain and Ireland since 2005.
These have been held every other year, and after a series concentrating on the individual decades from the 1660s to the 1690s, they are now based on themes that affected the Restoration period as a whole.

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