Professorial Inaugural Lectures 2016-2017

All inaugural lectures are held at 5.30pm in the Portrait Room, Grove House.

Invitations and full details will be sent out approximately one month before each event.

Upcoming lecture

Professor Peter Jaeger

Professor Peter Jaeger

Professor of Poetics
Department of English and Creative Writing

Carrion Poetics


Monday 27 March 2017 / 5pm for 5.30pm
Portrait Room, Grove House

We are at present confronted with a wide range of poetry that has been informed by citation, intertextuality, and appropriation. Several critics have noted that the intrusion of found material in contemporary poetics serves to break up the purified realm of the poem, and it is precisely this type of intervention against purity which Jaeger's term 'carrion poetics' seeks to address. This lecture/reading will begin by noting some pioneering and contemporary examples of carrion poetics, and then consider in more detail several instances of the practice drawn from Jaeger’s writing.

Forthcoming lectures

Professor Steven Groarke
22 May 2017
Professor Mohammed Rafiq
19 June 2017