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Peter Riley Conference

‘Where horizons meet’: a one-day conference on Peter Riley 

14 January 2012 

Venue: The Keynes Library, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD,

Sponsored by Gylphi as part of the Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays book series (ed: Sarah 

Dillon, University of St Andrews)

Coffee: 9.30-10 am

Panel 1: Peter Riley and the British avant-garde (10 am-11 am) 

Ian Heames: Reading on: eisogesis and the politics of refusal in Peter Riley’s accounts of

contemporary difficulty

David Malcolm: Passing Measures? Peter Riley’s Poetics: Tradition and Avant Garde

Ian Brinton: Peter Riley as editor

Break: 11 am-11.15 

Panel 2: Peter Riley and transfer (11.15-12.15) 

Jamie Wilkes: ‘Limestone is the humanistic rock’: some limestone fantasies in the work of Adrian

Stokes and Peter Riley

Alex Latter: The prose-work of Tracks and Mineshafts

Wolfgang Görtschacher: On translating Peter Riley

Lunch 12.15-1 pm 

Panel 3: Peter Riley and landscape (1 pm-2 pm) 

George Ttouli: Depth of Field: the quest for meaning in Alstonefield: a poem

Amy Cutler: L/andedness ends (provisional)

Peter Larkin: The Terrain across Text: poems eliding/guiding poems (Small Square Plots)

Break: 2 pm-2.15

Roundtable discussion: 2.15-3.15 

Break: 3.15-3.30 

Readings: 3.30-5 pm

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