*CFP: Poems and Ballads 150th Anniversary Conference, 29-30 July 2016*

‘A poet for poetic students’

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Algernon Charles Swinburne’s seminal collection, the Poems and Ballads of 1866, an international conference will be held at  St John’s College, Cambridge.

By focusing on Swinburne’s most notorious work, we aim to foster new ways of thinking about the significance of this collection to the development of English poetry during a period of staggering formal experimentation.

The conference will particularly seek to address questions of form, style, genre and technique, which continue to provoke and inspire readers, scholars and poets.


Herbert Tucker (University of Virginia)

Second plenary speaker to be confirmed


Laura Kilbride (Peterhouse, Cambridge)

Orla Polten (St John’s College, Cambridge)

Alex Wong (St John’s College, Cambridge)

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