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Susan Howe: A Celebration

The University of Sussex in conjunction with the University of
Southampton will be hosting a conference on the work of the poet Susan
Howe on June 18 and 19, 2007.  This two-day event will include a
reading by and panel discussion with the poet herself, and a
performance by the experimental musician, David Grubbs, with whom she
has recently collaborated on a series of interdisciplinary projects.

Susan Howe is a unique figure in twentieth century poetry.  Her work
came to prominence in the early 1990s in association with the American
Language poets, but quickly set its own agenda outside these
parameters.  From her first career as an artist, Howe brought an
intense sensitivity to the visual dimensions of the text, producing a
diverse body of work that has continually probed the borders between
poetry and other disciplines and media.  In its unorthodox readings of
the American canon, its obsessive interest in history and what the
official narratives of history exclude, Howe’s work is unrelenting in
its capacity to surprise and stimulate us.

In this, the first conference devoted to her work, we aim to recognize
the impact Howe’s writing has had on contemporary poetics, and to
provide a focus for new critical approaches to her poetry.

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of Susan Howe’s
work.  Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to both

Christina Makris <cm22 at sussex.ac.uk> and Catherine Martinby <C.L.Martin at sussex.ac.uk>, as well as to <howeconference at hotmail.co> by
December 8, 2006.

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