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The John Rylands Research Institute

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'Archival Afterlives', The 2017 John Rylands Research Institute Conference

From Tuesday, 27 to Thursday, 29 June 2017 the Institute conference will explore the wealth of the modern literary archives held at the University of Manchester Library with a focus on post-war poetry in English.

Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, 'Archival Afterlives', the 2017 John Rylands Research Institute conference, will focus on modern literary archives, and in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in English. 

Confirmed speakers

Lucy Collins (UCD), Stephen Enniss (University of Texas, Austin), Rachel Foss (British Library), Peter Jay (Anvil Press), Robyn Marsack (Royal Literary Fund/University of Glasgow), Deryn Rees-Jones (Pavilion Press/University of Liverpool), Michael Schmidt (Carcanet Press), David Sutton (University of Reading), Kevin Young (Emory University), with poetry readings by Elaine Feinstein and Tara Bergin.

Due to significant interest, the deadline for paper and panel proposals has been extended to Monday, 20 February 2017.

The call for papers has now closed.


Registration fees are as follows:

£60.00 full paying delegates

£30.00 postgraduate students and independent scholars