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XXIVth Ezra Pound International Conference

 

Ezra Pound and London

 

 

Institute for English Studies, University of London,

Senate House

London, England

July 5-9, 2011

 

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(Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1914)*

 

 

 

and the Serpentine will look just the same

and the gulls be as neat on the pond

and the sunken garden unchanged

and God knows what else is left of our London

                 my London, your London

                                                            (Canto LXXX)


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Sponsors:

 

University of London

School for Advanced Study, Institute for English Studies http://ies.sas.ac.uk/

 

University of New Orleans

Ezra Pound Center for Literature

http://lowres.uno.edu/brunnenburg/

Department of English

http://english.uno.edu/

 

London Cantos Reading Group

 

Conference Website

Conference Second Page

 

Conference Staff

 

Co-Conveners

John Gery, University of New Orleans

Richard Parker, University of Sussex

 

Conference Advisory Board

Massimo Bacigalupo, Universitą di Genova

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

Helen Carr, University of London

Helen May Dennis, University of Warwick

John Gery, University of New Orleans (Secretary)

Alan Golding, University of Louisville

David Moody, University of York

Richard Parker, University of Sussex

William Pratt, Miami University of Ohio

Caterina Ricciardi, Universitą di Roma Tre

 

Institute For English Studies, University of London

 

Jon Millington, Events Officer

 

University of New Orleans

 

Kelly Anne Jones, Ezra Pound Center Associate

William Lavender, Program Consultant & Webmaster

Kari Shisler, Ezra Pound Center Associate

 

London Cantos Reading Group Steering Committee

 

 

 

 

2011 Conference Team

 

 

 

Anthony Dunn, University of Portsmouth

Helen Carr, University of London

Rebecca Beasley, Oxford University

Stephen Fender, University of Sussex

Stoddard Martin, Independent Scholar, Institute for English Studies

 

Alexander Howard, University of Sussex

Jessica Pujol Duran, University College London

David Barnes, Queen Mary

 


24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

 

Monday, July 4, 2011

                                                                                                                                               

SPECIAL EVENT: Pre-Conference Trip to Kettle’s Yard (sign-up required):

 

12:45 pm [prompt]: Meet at King’s Cross station.  Train to Cambridge.

1:15 pm:  Train from Kings Cross to Cambridge. (price of train not included in £3 excursion fee)

2:01 pm:  Arrive Cambridge, make way from train station to Kettle’s Yard Gallery

3:00 pm:  Kettle’s Yard: 45-minute talk on Henri Gaudier-Brzeska by Sebastiano Barrassi. (Those who may want to see more of Cambridge earlier in the day may opt to rendezvous with the group at Kettle’s Yard at 3:00 pm.)

3:45 pm:  Tour of Kettle’s Yard collection

5:00 pm:  Return by train to King’s Cross station, London.

 

To contact tour group by mobile phone, call Richard Parker, +44 (0) 7958 647 382

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Church Walk, Kensington

(Photo: Walter Baumann)
24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

 

Tuesday, 5 July

 

SPECIAL EVENT: Three Walking Tours of Pound’s Kensington and Bloomsbury

 

10:00 am-1:00 pm: First Walking Tour, conducted by Robert Richardson, Co-editor (with William Pratt), Homage to Imagism. Group will meet at 10:00 am outside High Street Kensington tube** for tour of Pound sites in Kensington, then travel by tube to Bloomsbury for a tour of sites there. (Limited to 15. Sign-up required.).

 

12:30-5:00 pm: Second Walking Tour, conducted by Diana Collecott, University of Durham. Group will meet at 12:30 pm outside High Street Kensington tube** for tour of Pound sites in Kensington, then travel by tube to Bloomsbury for a tour of sites there. Includes lunch break in Kensington. Those wishing to attend solely the Bloomsbury portion of the tour should meet Diana at Tottenham Court tube station++ at 3:00 pm. After the tour, Diana will escort the group to the Cheshire Cheese for the conference reception. (Limited to 15. Sign-up required.).

 

3:00-6:00 pm: Third Walking Tour, conducted by Robert Richardson. Group will meet at 3:00 pm outside High Street Kensington tube** for tour of Pound sites in Kensington, then travel by tube to Bloomsbury for a tour of sites there. After the tour, Robert will escort the group to the Cheshire Cheese for the conference reception. (Limited to 15. Sign-up required.).

 

**Kensington Meeting Point (10am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm): High Street Kensington underground station (Circle and District lines); outside the exit on Kensington High Street, South side --at street entrance to Shopping Arcade. Look for Robert or Diana holding an identifying sign.

 

++Bloomsbury Meeting Point (3:00pm): Tottenham Court Road underground station (Central line; please note currently closed to Northern line); outside the exit marked 'Oxford Street/Tottenham Court Road' -- on the opposite side of the road from the Dominion Cinema. Look for Diana holding an identifying sign.

 

To contact tour group by mobile phone, call Richard Parker, +44 (0) 7958 647 382

(Depending on interest, a repeat tour of Bloomsbury may be arranged for

 Saturday, 9 July, 5:30 pm.)

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT: Pre-Conference Reception:

 

6.00-10.30 pm:  Welcome Reception for the 24th EPIC at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

LOCATION: Williams Room, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Wine Office Court, 145 Fleet Street. Cash Bar.


Sunken Garden, Kensington Palace (photo: Walter Baumann)

 

 

The petals fall in the fountain,

            the orange-coloured rose-leaves,

Their ochre clings to the stone.

                                                (“Ts’ai Chi’h”)

 

      St. Mary Abbots, Kensington (photo: Richard Parker)                                                         (“Ts’ai Chi’h”)
24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

Institute for English Studies, University of London

Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

 

 

9:00 am -5:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House Main Foyer

 

9:15-9:30 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

9:30-10:45 am:

1. Opening Plenary Session                    Chair: Helen Carr, University of London

Mary de Rachewiltz, Brunnenburg, Italy: “‘Il nemico Ź l'ignoranza’ (mine): THE ENEMY IS IGNORANCE”

Peter Rudge, Norfolk, UK: “Family Relations”

Emily Mitchell Wallace, Bryn Mawr College, “Ezra Pound’s Hail and Farewell to the London Vortex: ‘Love and the Comfort of Friendship’ Before and After The Great War”

           

10:45-11:15 am: Coffee Break

 

11:15 am -12:30 pm:

2A. Pound and the Victorians                 Chair: Dorsey Kleitz, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

Laura Kilbride, Cambridge University: “‘Priest of the Old Gods I,/ Priest of the Gods that die’: Swinburne, Free-verse and the Impossibility of ‘The Return’ in Pound’s Early Poetry”

Stefano Maria Casella, Libera Universitą di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM, Milan: “An Impossible Idyll: Pound and Tennyson”

Desmond Egan, Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival: “Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ezra Pound and the Modernists”

 

2B. Pound in London I: Matthews, Binyon, Cournos   Chair:  Massimo Bacigalupo, Universitą di Genova

Barry Ahearn, Tulane University: “Pound and Elkin Matthews”

Frederick Morel and Marysa Demoor, Ghent University: “Ezra Pound and Laurence Binyon: An Understudied Influence”

Angelina Carione, Cumberland County College: “In Pound’s Shadow: A Look at the Relationship between John Cournos and Ezra Pound”

 

2C. Pound’s Early Poetics                                  Chair: Anthony Dunn, University of Portsmouth

Adrian Paterson, National University of Ireland, Galway: “‘Come my cantilations’: Pound, Music, and London”

Alex Pestell, University of Sussex: “‘Thought’s in your verse barrel’: Ezra Pound’s Metrical Experiments”

Michael Kindellan, University of Sussex: “Pound’s Sincerity”      

 

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch at IES

 

2:00-3:15 pm:

3A. London in The Pisan Cantos                        Chair: Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

William Pratt, Miami University of Ohio: “Odi et Amo: Mauberley and The Pisan Cantos

Jack Baker, Durham University: “‘Only shadows enter my tent’: Residues of London in The Pisan Cantos

Gavin Selerie, University of London: “‘And now, why?’; London Ghosts and Their Haunts”

 

3B. Pound in London II: Orage, The New Age and Upward     Chair: Alec Marsh, Muhlenberg College

Adam Trexler, University of Exeter: “Pound’s Troubadour Hands: Crafting ‘I Gather the Limbs of Osiris’ in the London Scene”

Samuel Simmons, Balvenie Global Ambassador: “Exile in London: Ezra Pound and The New Age

Mick Sheldon, Independent Scholar, Manchester, UK: “Allen Upward, Life, Work and Reputation -- London 1913/14”

 

3C. Pound as Translator                        Chair: Dirceu Villa, University of Sčo Paulo

Svetlana Nedeljkov, University of Belgrade: “Stearn: ‘stern’ - Pound’s Translation Techniques in ‘The Seafarer’”

James A Wilson, University of California at Santa Cruz: “Cabaret of the Gods”

Giovanna Epifania, Universitą di Bari: “‘Because no hope is left me’: Pound’s Translation as a Sign of Exile”

 

3:15-3:45 pm: Coffee Break

 

3:45-5:00 pm:

4A. The New Edition of the Pisan Cantos: An Introduction Chair: Catherine E. Paul, Clemson University

Ronald Bush, University of Oxford

David Ten Eyck, Université Nancy 2

Respondents: Kenneth Haynes, Brown University, and others

 

4B. Pound in London III: Poetics of Imagism    Chair: Michael Copp, Independent Scholar, Suffolk, UK

Justin Kishbaugh, Duquesne University: “Curatorial Images: The Influence of the British Museum on Ezra Pound’s Imagism”

Rama Kundu, Burdwan University: “Pound’s ‘One Image Poems’: A Study of the Poet’s Swerve from the Japanese Model”

Maristella Trulli, Universitą di Bari: “‘The movement that I, Eliot, Joyce and others started in London would not have existed but for Futurism’: From Imagist to Futurist London”

 

4C. Pound and the Occult                      Chair: Peter Liebregts, Leiden University

Steven Quincey-Jones, University of London: “Mystical Modernism: Ezra Pound and The Egoist

Giuliana Ferreccio, Universitą di Torino: “Ezra Pound: from London to Germany by Novalis”

 

5:00 pm: Wine Reception, Senate House Foyer

 

7:00-9:00 pm:  SPECIAL EVENT: Contemporary British Poetry in the Poundian Tradition

                             LOCATION: The Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

Readings and talks by Keston Sutherland and Tim Atkins. Free, though places are limited.

 

Dinner on Your Own


24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

Institute for English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

 

 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

 

 

9:00 am -5:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House Main Foyer

 

9:30-10:45 am:

5A. Pound, Fenollosa and Noh Drama    Chair: Réka Mihálka, Eötvös Loránd University

Anne Conover, Independent Scholar, Washington, D.C.: “Ezra Pound, Confucius and the Fenollosa Notebooks: ‘The very real principle of Modernism’”

Akitoshi Nagahata, Nagoya University: “Revisiting the Fenollosa Manuscripts in The Japan Times: Pound’s Language of Nostalgia and International Affairs”

Richard Taylor, Universitaet Bayreuth: “Noh Drama and Its Assimilation in the West: Weil-Britten- Pound”

 

5B. Pound in London IV: Pound and the Visual Arts   Chair: Rebecca Beasley, University of Oxford

Jo Brantley Berryman, California Institute of the Arts: “What Else Is Left: Pound and the Influence of Hokusai”

Ira B. Nadel, University of British Columbia: “Picasso and Pound”

Stephen Romer, University of Tours: “Buildings: Ornamentation!”: Pound’s Architectural ‘Walk-abouts’ in London

 

5C. Pound in London V: Pound in Exile            Chair: Justin Kishbaugh, Duquesne University

David Cappella, Central Connecticut State University:  “‘Shall two know the same in their knowing’: The Aesthetic Skirmish Underlying Pound’s London Clash with Robert Frost”

Georgina Willms, Point Park University: “Ezra Pound the Ex-Pat in London during the Great War”

Kevin Kiely, University College Dublin: “Pound and the American Artist in Exile”

 

10:45-11:15 am: Coffee Break

 

11:15 am -12:30 pm:

6A. Pound and Japan                            Chair: Mark Byron, University of Sydney

David Ewick, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University: ‘“Are You in the Nō?’ The Symbolic Drama of Japan, Ages Old, Mystic, Aristocratic, Has Made Fashionable London Its Own’: A Cultural History of Itō, Kume, Kori, Pound, and Yeats”

Tateo Imamura, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University: “Hemingway, Pound, and the Japanese Artist Tamijuro Kume”

Dorsey Kleitz, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University: “The Noh Vortex: Ito, Pound, Yeats, and At the Hawk’s Well

     

6B. Pound in London VI: Imagist Antagonisms   Chair: William Pratt, Miami University of Ohio

Andy Trevathan, University of Arkansas: “Works of Art Beget Works of Art: Pound, Yeats and Imagism”

Michael Copp, Independent Scholar, Suffolk, UK: “Versions and Animadversions: Pound and the Imagist Circle”

Alice Cheylan, Université du Sud Toulon-Var: “Amy Lowell’s European Experience”

 

6C. Pound and Geography                     Chair: Helen May Dennis, University of Warwick

David Barnes, University of London: “Baedekers and Continents: Pound, Henry James and Geography”

Eric White, Oxford Brookes University: “The Missing Baedeker: Modernist Poetics and the Early Travel Writing of Pound and Williams”

Demetres P. Tryphonopoulas, University of New Brunswick: “‘Castalia is the name of that fount in the hill’s fold: Ezra Pound’s 1965 Trip to Greece”

 

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

 

2:00-3:15 pm:

7A. Pound and Cathay                          Chair: Stoddard Martin, University of London

Guiming Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology:  “On the Shaping of Cathay -- An Unusual Communion of Minds: The Poetic Sensibility of Ezra Pound and Li Po”

Zoran Skrobanovic, University of Belgrade: “Reinventing China in London: Pound’s Cathay

Joshua Kotin, University of Chicago: “Reading Ezra Pound in Chinese”

 

7B. Pound in London VII: Confluences of Vorticism   Chair: Francesca Cadel, University of Calgary

Karlien Van Den Beukel, London South Bank University: “Ezra Pound and Modern Dance in London 1910-1920”

Hsiu-ling Lin, National Taiwan University: “Vorticism and Chinese Art: Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Jacob Epstein and Alvin Langdon Coburn”

Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh: “‘A Broken Bundle of Mirrors’ -- An Exploration of Ezra Pound’s Vorticist Portraiture”

 

7C. Pound in London VIII: Pound and Women Chair: Yoshiko Kita, Japan’s Women’s University

Biljana Obradović, Xavier University of Louisiana: “Young Editors in Dispute: The Relationship between Ezra Pound and Rebecca West around the New Freewoman

Diana Collecott, University of Durham: “‘Women of 1914’: Their Works & Networks in Literary London during World War One”

David Roessel, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: “‘Aegina’: An Unpublished Short Story by H.D. (A Performance with an Introduction)”

 

3:15-3:45 pm: Coffee Break

 

3:45-5:15 pm: SPECIAL EVENT: Sons of Ezra

8. Sons of Ezra                                      Chair: Alan Golding, University of Louisville         

W.S. Milne, Independent Scholar: “Ezra Pound and Agenda Magazine”

Michael Alexander, University of St. Andrews: “Peter Whigham (1925-87): A Son of Ezra”

Keith Tuma, Miami University of Ohio: “Revisiting the Sons (and Daughters) of Ezra Pound”

John Gery, University of New Orleans: “‘Scaled Invention and True Artistry’: Davie’s Pound and Pound’s Davie”

 

5:30-7:00 pm:   SPECIAL EVENT: EPIC-London Poetry Reading, Senate House

Poets: Mary de Rachewiltz, Desmond Egan, John Gery, Jeffrey Grieneisen, Kevin Kiely, Daniel M. Mancini, Biljana Obradović, Richard Parker, Stephen Romer, Gavin Selerie, Ron Smith, Julian Stannard, Dirceu Villa, and others

 

Dinner on Your Own

 


Let me be free of pavements,

Let me be free of the printers.

Let come beautiful people

Wearing raw silk of good colour,

Let come the graceful speakers,

Let come the ready of wit.

                        (“Come, My Cantellations”)

                       

5 Holland Chambers, Kensington (Photo: Richard Parker)


24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

Institute for English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

 

 

Friday, July 8, 2011

 

 

9:00 am -5:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House Main Foyer

 

9:30-10:45 am:

9A. Pound in London IX: Mauberley      Chair: Jo Brantley Berryman, California Institute of the Arts

Andrew Frayn, University of Manchester: “Mauberley, Disenchantment, and the First World War”

Shinj Watanabe, Rikkyo University: “Pound and the Tradition of American Poetry: Re-Examination of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Massimo Bacigalupo, Universitą di Genova: “W.B. Yeats in Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

 

9B. Pound and Bunting                         Chair:  Michael Kindellan, University of Sussex

Charlotte Estrade, Université du Maine: “London as Ambivalent Place and Symbol: Parallels and Dialogue in Ezra Pound and Basil Bunting”

Julian Stannard, University of Winchester: “Basil Bunting’s Metropolitan Shudder”

Annabel Haynes, Durham University: “The Politics of Poetics and Artifice in Basil Bunting and Ezra Pound”

 

9C. Pound and the Classics                    Chair: A. David Moody, University of York

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster: “‘(as seen by Mackail)’: Ezra Pound’s Classics Guru, John William Mackail (1859 – 1945)”

Leah Flack, Marquette University:  “‘Slinging in Licherary Langwidg’: Pound, W. H. D. Rouse, and a Modern Odyssey

Peter Liebregts, Leiden University: Wrestling with Verbiage: Ezra Pound and Aeschylus”

 

10:45-11:15 am: Coffee Break

 

11:15 am -12:30 pm:

10A. Noh Drama                                    Chair: Evelyn Haller, Doane College

Yoshiko Kita, Japan’s Women’s University: “Pound’s Noh Translation and Dancing”

Réka Mihálka, Eötvös Loránd University: “Reconstructing a Reconstruction: Ezra Pound’s ‘De Musset’ Text”

Mohit Ray, Burdwan University: “Pound’s Tristan: A Noh Play”

 

10B. Pound Out of London in the 1930s Chair: David Barnes, University of London

André Naffis-Sahely, University of Leicester: “The Poet of Titchfield Street”

Miranda Hickman, “McGill University: “Epistolary Access: The Impact of London on Pound of the 1930s”

Wayne Pounds, Aoyama Gakuin University: “Pound and the ‘Coward Surrealists’: Some Delicate Friendships”

 

10C. Pound and the Roman Poets           Chair: Caterina Ricciardi, Universitą di Roma Tre

Christine Froula, Northwestern University: “London 1917: Pound, Possum, and Propertius on War and Empire”

Gregory Baker, Brown University: “‘in the stink of London 1919’: Mauberley & Pound’s London Reception of Roman Poetry”

Sebastian Momtazi, King’s College, London: “A Carmen in a Canto: A New Source for the Opening Canto”

 

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

 

2:00-3:15 pm:

11A. Melopoeic Excursions                     Chair: Stephen Romer, University of Tours

Alexander Niven, Oxford University: “‘Strugglers in the desert’: The Musical Divagations of Pound and Bunting, and the Creation of a Live Tradition before and after World War II”

Helen May Dennis, University of Warwick: “Pound’s Influence: Emotion, Form, Music, Sound”

Lucile Dumont, Sorbonne Nouvelle: “Conversing with Paradise: Elliott Carter’s Musical Reading of Ezra Pound’s Cantos”

 

11B. Studies in The Cantos                    Chair: Stephen Wilson, Univesidade de Coimbra

Sean Pryor, University of New South Wales: “The Drafts of Canto 49: Pound and the Lyric”

Michael Biondi, The Moraitis School, Athens: “Up and Adams, Part II: John Adams’ London Periplum”

Stoddard Martin, University of London: “‘Apostle of Light’: Contrasts of Light in The Cantos

 

11C. Pound and Modernist Thought   Chair: Demetres P. Tryphonopoulas, University of New Brunswick

Vincent Sherry, Washington University in St. Louis: “The Codes of Decadence: Modernism and Its Discontents”

David Ayers, University of Kent: “Exceeding English: Pound, Ignorance and Transnational Alterities”

Mark Byron, University of Sydney: “Centres and Peripheries: Topoi of Culture and Power in Pound’s Thought”

 

3:15-3:45 pm: Coffee Break

 

3: 45-5:15 pm:

12A. Pound’s American Politics              Chair: Anderson Araujo, American University of Sharjah

Christa Fratantoro, F.A. Davis Publishers: “Pound and the Poet of the New Deal: Pound’s Correspondence with MacLeish in the 1930s”

Alec Marsh, Muhlenberg College: “Ezra Pound’s Affiliations with the American Far Right”

Courtney Ruffner, State College of Florida: “The Cost of Silence: How History and Economics Lead Us to Ezra Pound’s Aesthetics”

 

12B. Approaches to The Pisan Cantos     Chair: Akitoshi Nagahata, Nagoya University

Daniel Alipaz, University College Falmouth:Pound and Bergsonian Memory: A Reading of The Pisan Cantos

Trevor Sawler, St. Thomas University (New Brunswick): “Teaching Pound Teaching: Pedagogy, Poetics, and Propaganda in The Pisan Cantos

Sr Sophy Pereppadan, Prajyoti Niketan College: “Canto 74: Paradisal Motif in Purgatario”

 

12C. Pound and Theory                         Chair: Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh

Janna Kantola, University of Helsinki: “Pound’s Life-long Poem: On the Narrative Element in The Cantos

Václav Paris, University of Pennsylvania: “Pound and Benjamin; London and Paris”

Aaron Jaffe, University of Louisville: “Thinking about Language with Pound and Benjamin”

 

5:30-6:00 pm:  SPECIAL EVENT: Canto 116 by Ezra Pound: A short film.

bernard dew, Toronto, Ontario

 

6:00 pm: Wine reception, Senate House Foyer

 

8:00-10:30 pm:  SPECIAL EVENT: Conference Banquet at Elena’s L’Etoile, 30 Charlotte Street (sign-up required)  


24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

Institute for English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

 

 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

 

 

9:00 am -12:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House Main Foyer

 

9:30-10:45 am:

13A. Pound in Comparison: Fashion and Joyce   Chair: Christine Froula, Northwestern University

Evelyn Haller, Doane College: “‘Pull down thy vanity, Paquin pull down!’: A Comparative Study of Pound and the Fashion Houses of Charles Worth and Jeanne Paquin”

Krista Rascoe, University of Texas at Dallas: “Pound and Joyce: Toward Creating Ulysses

Hannu Riikonen, University of Helsinki: “Pound, Joyce, and the British Empire”

 

13B. Pound and Later American Poets    Chair: Barry Ahearn, Tulane University

Richard Parker, University of Sussex: “Ezra Pound’s London / Louis Zukofsky’s London”

Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida: “Deep Roots: Ezra Pound’s Influence on Deep-Image Poet James Wright”

Alan Golding, University of Louisville: “Drafts and Fragments: Rachel Blau DuPlessis’ (Counter-)Poundian Project”

 

13C. Pound and/on War                                    Chair: Sean Pryor, University of New South Wales

Stewart Donovan, Saint Thomas University (New Brunswick): “Ezra Pound, John McRae and the Triumph of the Cenotaphs; or, Amnesia and Empire: Re-writing the ‘battered books’ for Nationhood”

Stephen Wilson, Univesidade de Coimbra: “Ezra Pound, Belligerent”

Francesca Cadel, University of Calgary: “Diptych Rome-London -- An Itinerary”

 

10:45-11:15 am: Coffee Break

 

11:15 am -12:30 pm:

14A. Pound and Eliot                                   Chair: Stefano Maria Casella, Libera Universitą di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM, Milan

Anthony Dunn, University of Portsmouth:  “London Literary Lives: The Early Years of Pound and Eliot”

Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec, Université de Caen: “The Hand of ‘il miglior fabbro’ in Establishing the Poetic Reputation of T.S. Eliot”

Wim Van-Mierlo, University of London: “Pound-ing Eliot: Re-assessing The Waste Land Typescripts”

 

14B. Pound and Later British Poets            Chair: Keith Tuma, University of Miami of Ohio

Gary Leising, Utica College: “Little Cantos: The Influence of Ezra Pound on Geoffrey Hill’s Mercian Hymns

Gareth Farmer, Sussex University: “Obstinate Isles: Veronica Forrest-Thomson’s Unpublished Writing on Ezra Pound”

Ryan Dobran, University of Cambridge: “Obscurity and Contextual Intervals in the Poetry of Ezra Pound and J.H. Prynne”

 

14C. Teaching Pound Teaching              Chair: John Gery, University of New Orleans

Mohammad Shaheen, University of Jordan: “The Reception of Pound’s ‘The Return’ by Arab Students”

Anderson Araujo, American University of Sharjah: Teaching Ezra Pound in ‘Arabia Deserta’”

Susan Preston-Berlin, University of Connecticut Health Center: Team Teaching with Ezra Pound: Using Pound’s Ideogrammic Method to Teach Human Evolution in an American University”

 

12:30-1:45 pm: Lunch (on premises)

 

1:45-2:45 pm: SPECIAL EVENT: Roundtable on Ezra Pound in Context

15. Ezra Pound in Context                      Chair: Ira B. Nadel, University of British Columbia

Brief presentations by contributors to Ezra Pound in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2010), followed by an open discussion.

Panelists:; Massimo Bacigalupo, Universitą di Genova; Rebecca Beasley, University of Oxford; Ronald Bush, University of Oxford; Demestres Tryphonopoulas, University of New Brunswick; and others

      

3:00-4:15 pm:

17. Closing Plenary Session:                   Chair: Richard Parker, University of Sussex

Helen Carr, University of London, “Pound and Desmond FitzGerald”

Catherine E. Paul, Clemson University: “Poetry and Propaganda: Ezra Pound in H.D.’s End to Torment

David Moody, University of York: “the f-word”

 

4:15-5:15 pm: Business Meeting              Co-Chairs: Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

                                                                             John Gery, University of New Orleans

           

6:00 pm: SPECIAL EVENT: Reception with T.S. Eliot School (details to follow)

 

 

 

 

 


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Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of Ezra Pound

(1920), Pencil - 36 x 27 cm
London, National Portrait Gallery
Photo : The Estate of Mrs. G.A. Wyndham 
Lewis : The Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust

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Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of T.S. Eliot
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24th Ezra Pound International Conference London

 

 

Sunday-Monday, July 10-11, 2011

 

Post-Conference Excursion: Modernism in Sussex and Kent

 

Sunday, 10 July:

09:00 am [prompt]:  Meet at London Victoria for train to Haywards Heath (price for ticket not included in excursion fee)

09:27 am:  Train from Victoria to Haywards Heath

10:21 am:  Bus from Haywards heath to Coleman’s Hatch, via Wilfred Scawen Blunt’s Newbuildings

11:00 am:  Visit to Stone Cottage and Heath

12:00 pm:  Lunch at the Hatch Inn in Coleman’s Hatch (not included in excursion fee; price approx. £20 per head.) Option: bring a packed lunch to eat on the Heath

1:30 pm:  Depart Coleman’s Hatch by bus to Charleston

2:30 pm:  Visit to Charleston House

5:00 pm:  Bus to Lewes

7:00 pm: Thomas Paine walking tour of Lewes

8:00-10:00 pm: Dinner on your own. Overnight stay in Lewes: You will need to find a hotel in Lewes or to catch a train back to London and reconvene in the morning. Possible hotels include:

The White Hart (in the centre of town): http://www.whitehartlewes.co.uk/

Berkeley House Bed and Breakfast, http://www.berkeleyhouselewes.co.uk (£70 for one person, £90 or two).

Or check this website:http://www.bedandbreakfast-directory.co.uk/results.asp?town=Lewes&county=East%20Sussex

                                                                        

Monday, 11 July:

10:00 am [prompt]:  Bus to Burwash (Those returning from London be at The White Hart in Lewes, 55 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XE by 10:00 am)

10:45 am:  Visit to Rudyard Kipling’s house, Bateman’s Lane, Burwash, East Sussex TN197DS.

12:30 pm:  Lunch at Bateman’s (included in excursion fee)

1:00 pm:  Bus to Winchelsea

2:20 pm:  Visit to Ford Madox Ford’s The Bungalow and Joseph Conrad’s Greystones in Winchelsea

2:40 pm:  Bus to Rye

3:20 pm:  Arrive in Rye. Literary Walking Tour of Rye, including visits to see outside of Jeake’s House and the Men’s Club (Conrad Aiken’s homes), and Henry James’s Lamb House

5:45 pm:  Excursion finishes.

6:26 pm:  Train from Rye to London Bridge (price for ticket not included in excursion fee). Some may wish to remain in Rye for dinner and take a later train.

To contact tour group by mobile phone, call Richard Parker, +44 (0) 7958 647 382


            Leicester Square

            (Photo: Walter Baumann)

 

                           Ade du Picadilly

                           Ade du Lesterplatz

Their works like cobwebs when the spider is gone

      encrust them with sun-shot crytstals

and in 40 years no one save old Bellotti

                  “There is no darkness but ignorance”

      had read the words on the pedestal

Things I cd/ tell you, he sd/ of Lady de X

and of how he caught the Caressor’s about to be

            Imperial coat tails

and only twice had rec’d 3 penny bits

            one from Rothschild and one from DeLara

and brought in about 2 ounces of saffron

for a risotto during that first so enormous war

               Jah, the Bard’s pedestal ist am Lesterplatz

in the city of London

but the trope is, as the accurate reader will have observed,

not to be found in Sam Johnson’s edition

 

                                               (Canto LXXX)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Note: This drawing of Ezra Pound appeared in the 5 February 2010 edition of The Times Literary Supplement, with the following explanation: “The above drawing of Ezra Pound by Henri Gaudier Breszka [sic] appears in the Bow-Wow Shop, the online ‘international poetry forum’ and, according to the editor, Michael Glover, ‘has never been published before’. The owner lives in London and estimates that the drawing was made in 1914, shortly before Gaudier’s death, possibly as one of the preparatory sketches for the famous white-marble ‘hieratic head’ of the poet. It shows Pound ‘at an uncharacteristic angle to his own character’, Mr. Glover writes, ‘revealing an unusual softness’.  Only a few preparatory drawings are thought to have survived. The Bow-Wow Shop contains a grand amount of stuff, including poetry, stories and reviews.”

(photo: Walter Baumann)