Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Tuesday 16 October, 4.45–8pm English faculty

Alice Notley: three responses and a reading

A rare UK reading by poet Alice Notley, preceded by three critical responses in celebration of her work.

4.45–6.45pm responses by Anne Boyer, Dr Zoë Skoulding and Professor Carol Watts

a reading by Alice Notley

Over a career now in its fourth decade, Alice Notley has gained widespread recognition as one of the most important poets writing in English. . To mark this rare UK appearance, her reading will be preceded by responses from:

  • Anne Boyer (Judith E. Wilson fellow in poetry for 2018–19), on ‘"Put yourself somewhere near the beginning": Poetic Counter-Genealogy and Doctor Williams’

  • Dr Zoë Skoulding (Reader in Creative Writing at Bangor University), ‘Translation and Entanglement in Alice Notley's Culture of One’

  • Professor Carol Watts (Professor of Literature and Poetics at the University of Sussex), ‘Singing with the Ghoul-Girls: Poetry and Cruelty’

    Tuesday 30 October, 5–7pm, S-R24

    William Ghosh, 'The Recalcitrant Child: Imagining Belief in a Secular Age'

    William Ghosh is a stipendiary lecturer and early-career researcher at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

    Tuesday 13 November, 5–7pm, S-R24