Half Penny Bridge
Halfpenny Bridge

Trinity College
Trinity College

Georgie and EP in 1965
Georgie and EP in 1965

25th Ezra Pound International Conference
Dublin, Ireland
July 9 – 13, 2013
Ezra Pound and Modernism

The 25th Ezra Pound International Conference will be held in Dublin, a place Ezra Pound knew well, though he only visited there briefly in February 1965. The conference’s main host will be Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university institution, founded in 1592 and located in the city centre. Our second host and other conference site on Thursday, July 11, will be Mater Dei Institute, the college close to what was Leopold Bloom’s residence at 7 Eccles Street.  



(The printed, final EPIC program will be available in the Conference Registration Packet in Dublin.)

The 2013 EPIC will open at Trinity College Dublin on 10 July with a Welcoming Address by the Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. Individual plenary talks by distinguished scholars throughout the week will be on such topics as Pound and Irish Poetry, Pound and other writers (Beckett, Coleridge, Joyce, and Yeats), The Cantos Project, New Translations of Pound’s poetry into German and Italian, the Drafts & Fragments Notebooks, and Doing Justice to Pound. There will also be four days of paper sessions and discussions on a wide range of topics related to Pound’s works, life, and influence, as well as Poetry Readings by Irish Poets and by Poundian Poets, and of course the popular EPIC dinner (this time at the Gresham Hotel). Following the conference, 14-15 July, there will be an overnight excursion to Sligo, which will include a stay at the 4-star Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo. With the excellent series of sessions, lectures, readings, and seminars planned, the 25th EPIC promises to be an invigorating week in a lovely setting in Ireland, so start planning your trip soon.

Conference sponsors:
Ezra Pound Center for Literature - University of New Orleans
Department of English - University of New Orleans
Trinity College
Mater Dei Institute

Advisory Board, Ezra Pound International Conference
Massimo Bacigalupo, University of Genoa
Walter Baumann, University of Ulster
Diana Collecott, University of Durham oimm
John Gery, University of New Orleans (Secretary)
Alan Golding, University of Louisville
David Moody, University of York
Richard Parker, University of Gaziantep
William Pratt, Miami University of Ohio
Caterina Ricciardi, University of Roma Tre
Stephen Wilson, University of Coimbra

25th Ezra Pound International Conference - Dublin 2013

All photographs by Walter Baumann
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