XXIV Ezra Pound International Conference

London, England

July 5-9, 2011

 

 

Ezra Pound and London

 

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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 gardens unchanged

and God knows what else is left of our London

my London, your London


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Click here for the Conference Registration Form. (Word file)

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                                                                                                                        (Canto LXXX)

 

 

 

Sponsors:

University of London

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

University of New Orleans, 

     Ezra Pound Center for Literature   website: http://lowres.uno.edu/brunnenburg/

     Department of English   website: http://english.uno.edu/

London Cantos Reading Group

 

The Advisory Board of the Ezra Pound International Conference has now reviewed all proposals and has tentatively scheduled more than 100 papers on the topic of “Ezra Pound and London” for the 24th Ezra Pound International Conference in London, 5-9 July 2011. The conference will be held at the Institute for English Studies at Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, in the delightful and lively Bloomsbury district of London, just off Russell Square and very near the British Museum. A prestigious facility in an ideal location for Poundians, Senate House has excellent meeting rooms and an experienced, efficient staff. In addition to four days of papers and panels on Pound and others’ work, special events planned include walking tours of Pound’s Kensington and Pound’s Bloomsbury, as well visits to the Courtauld Gallery and the Tate. Additional plans include a reception in Fleet Street, a reading of contemporary poetry related to Pound, the conference banquet, and a two-day excursion after the meeting (10-11 July) to sites in Sussex and Kent, including visits to Stone Cottage, Henry James’s Lamb House, and other modernist locales.

 

The registration form will be ready soon. Full details of the schedule of sessions, additional conference events, the conference banquet, and optional excursions will be announced at this website in the coming weeks.  

 

If you intend to participate, with or without a proposal, you should proceed to make the necessary arrangements for lodging in London in a timely manner. Those wishing to book hotels may wish to check the IES and other website addresses below, where you may want to search for hotels by name, category, location, and amenities.  Most hotels should accept reservations made via the internet and/or email, and most will accept a credit card for reservations without charging the account until arrival (or unless no cancellation is made far enough in advance).

 

 

                        The British Museum (photo: Walter Baumann)

 

The registration fee for the conference has not yet been finally set, but we anticipate that it should be no more than 100/$140/£90 for Participants, with adjusted fees for Graduate Students and Companions. Registration will include all coffee breaks, wine receptions at Senate House, lunch on Saturday, and use of the conference facilities at the Institute for English Studies.

 

 

***** FOR LODGING IN LONDON, CHECK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES *****

 

 

Senate House, Institute for Advanced Study, Institute for English Studies recommended accommodation options: http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/about/accommodation.htm

 

London Tourist Board: http://london.nethotels.com/booklondononline/default.htm

 

International Conference Support Program, Hotels Combined. This website offers participants a 10% rebate discount on accommodation booked via the HotelsCombined.com price comparison search engine: http://www.hotelscombined.com/City/London.htm  For rebate rules, see http://www.hotelscombined.com/Conference_Support

 

 

 

 

Round Pond view of St Mary Abbot's Church (photo: Walter Baumann)

 

 

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TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

24TH EZRA POUND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

MONDAY, JULY 4 - MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

 

Senate House of the University of London (Bastique, Panoramio)


Monday, 4 July        

 

Pre-Conference Trip to Kettle’s Yard:

12.00: Meet at station.  Train to Cambridge.

14.00: Guided tour of Kettle’s Yard holdings with Sebastiano Barassi with emphasis on the works of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. (Sign-up required)

17.00: return to London.

 

 

Tuesday, 5 July

 

Walking Tour and Pre-Conference Reception:

13.00:  Ezra Pound in Kensington walking tour led by Robert Richardson.  Meet at Kensington Gardens Tube. (Limited to 15 people, repeat tours may be arranged according to demand. Sign-up required.)

18.00-20.30:  Reception at Ye Olde Chesire Cheese (Williams Room), Fleet Street. Cash Bar.

 

 

 

 10 Church Walk (photo: Walter Baumann)

Wednesday, 6 July

 

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

9:00 am -5:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House main foyer.

9:30-10:30 am:  Greetings and Opening Remarks. Plenary Lecture by Helen Carr. Beveridge Hall

10:30 -11:00 am:  Coffee break, foyer.

11:00 am-12:00 pm:  Session 1. Pound’s London. Beveridge Hall

12:00-2:00 pm:  Lunch on your own.

2:00-3:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 2, 3 & 4.

3:15-3:45 pm:  Coffee break, foyer

3:45-5:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 5, 6 & 7.

5:15 pm:  Wine reception in Senate House foyer.

7:00-9.00 pm: Special Event: Contemporary British poetry in the Poundian tradition; readings and talks by Keston Sutherland and Tim Atkins. Free, though places are limited. The Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX.

Evening dinner (on your own)

 


Thursday, 7 July

 

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

9:00 am -5:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House main foyer.

9:30-10:45 am:  Concurrent Sessions 8, 9 & 10.                                  

10:45 -11:15 am:  Coffee break, foyer.

11:15 am-12:30 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 11, 12 & 13.

12:30-2:00 pm:  Lunch on your own.

2:00-3:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 14, 15 & 16.

3:15-3:45 pm:  Coffee break, foyer

3:45-5:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 17, 18 & 19.

5:30-6:45 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 21A & 21B. Roundtables

8:00-9:30 pm:  EPIC-London Poetry Reading.

Evening dinner (on your own)

 

           

Friday, 8 July

 

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

9:00 am -5:00 pm:  Registration in Senate House main foyer.

9:30-10:45 am:  Concurrent Sessions 22, 23, & 24.                             

10:45 -11:15 am:  Coffee break, foyer.

11:15 am-12:30 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 25, 26 & 27.

12:30-2:00 pm:  Lunch on your own.

2:00-3:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 28, 29 & 30.

3:15-3:45 pm:  Coffee break, foyer

3:45-5:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions 31, 32 & 33.

5:30-6:00 pm:  Canto 116, a film by Bernard Dew.

6:00 pm:  Wine reception, Senate House foyer.

8:00-10:30 pm:  Conference Banquet (Venue TBA, approximately £40 per head. Sign-up required.)

 


Saturday, 9 July

 

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

9:30-10:45 am:  Sessions 34, 35, and 36.

10:45-11:15 am:  Coffee break, foyer.

11:15 am-12:30 pm:  Sessions 37, 38, & 39. Plenary session

12:30-1:45 pm:  Lunch, Senate House foyer

1:45-3:00 pm:  Sessions 40, 41, & 42.

3:00-4:00 pm: Business Meeting. Chairs: Walter Baumann, University of Ulster; John Gery, University of New Orleans

4:00-5:15 pm: Closing Plenary Session. London Amor: Peter Rudge, Mary de Rachewiltz, Emily Mitchell Wallace. Beveridge Hall

5:30 pm: Ezra Pound in Bloomsbury walking tour led by Robert Richardson. Meet at Senate House foyer. (Limited to 15. Sign-up required.)

Evening:  Combined event with first day of T.S. Eliot Summer School.

Evening dinner (on your own)

Participants may also be interested in the Institute of English Studies T.S. Eliot Summer School, which begins with a gala event on Saturday evening. For details see this website: http://ies.ac.uk/events/TSE/index.htm

 

 

Sunday 10 – Monday 11 July: Modernism in Sussex and Kent Excursion 

 

Sunday, 10 July:

9:00 am:  Meet at London Victoria, train to Three Bridges (price for ticket not included in excursion fee)

11:00 am:  Bus from Three Bridges to Coleman’s Hatch

12:00 pm:  Visit to Stone Cottage and Heath

1:00 pm:  Lunch at the Hatch Inn in Coleman’s Hatch

2:30 pm:  Leave Coleman’s Hatch, bus to Lewes

3:00 pm:  Visit to Rodmell

5:00 pm: Special tour and reception at Charleston

6:30 pm:  Bus to Lewes

7:00 pm:  Dinner on your own, overnight stay in Lewes: You will need to find a hotel in Lewes.

                  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.                                                                               Post Office at Coleman’s Hatch

Monday, 11 July:

10:00 am:  Bus to Romney Marsh

10:30 am-12:00 pm:  Activity TBA

12:00 pm:  Bus to Rye

1:00 pm:  Lunch on your own in Rye

3:00 pm:  Visit to Henry James’s Lambs House

5:00 pm:  Excursion finishes, train from Rye to London Bridge (price for ticket not included in excursion fee)

 

Sunken Garden, Kensington Palace (photo: Walter Baumann)

 

Co-Conveners

John Gery, University of New Orleans

Richard Parker, University of Sussex

Conference Advisory Board

Massimo Bacigalupo, Università di Genova

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

Helen May Dennis, University of Warwick

John Gery, University of New Orleans (Secretary)

Alan Golding, University of Louisville

David Moody, University of York

William Pratt, Miami University of Ohio

Institute For English Studies, University of London

Jon Millington, Events Officer

University of New Orleans

Kari Shisler, Ezra Pound Center Associate

Kelly Anne Jones, Ezra Pound Center Associate

William Lavender, Program Consultant & Webmaster

London Cantos Reading Group Steering Committee

 

 

2011 Conference Team

 

 

Tony Dunn, University of Portsmouth

Helen Carr, University of London

Rebecca Beasley, Oxford University

Stoddard Martin, Independent Scholar

Alexander Howard, University of Sussex (funding)

Jessica Pujol Duran, University College London (conference packs)

Samira El-Janbey, University of Sussex (Excursions)

David Barnes, Queen Mary (Banquet)

 

 

EPIC Advisory Committee, 2010-11:

 

Massimo Bacigalupo, University of Genoa

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

Helen 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, University of Roma Tre

 

 

 

 

5 Holland Chambers, Kensington

(photo: Richard Parker)

 

 

* 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)

 

 

 

 

Conference Fee Payment:

Note: You do not need a PayPal account to pay online. You can pay with any credit or debit card.

Main Fee, £80:

CONCESSIONARY / COMPANION FEE (£64):

KETTLE'S YARD TRIP (£3):

BANQUET (£46):

EXCURSION (£55):