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POSTPONED // Edwin Morgan 100 Conference – Day 2

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The centenary of the birth of Edwin Morgan (1920-2010), one of Scotland’s best-known and most distinguished poets and the first National Poet, falls in 2020.

The University of Glasgow will mark this centenary by bringing together academics, writers, and publishers in Morgan’s home city to celebrate his life and the wide range of his work as poet, playwright, educator, and critic.

PROGRAMME – DAY 2
Edwin Morgan 100 Conference
Room J15, James Watt South Building, Main Campus
28th April 2020

9am Tea and Coffee

9.15am Plenary Session – Poets’ Panel

Roseanne Watt (Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2018) and Penny Boxall (Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016)

(Alan Riach (University of Glasgow) – Chair)

10.15am Panel 

Concrete 

(Helen Stoddart (University of Glasgow) – Chair)

  • Daisy Li (Macao Polytechnic Institute), ‘Edwin Morgan’s Ideograms: Image, Translation & Imitation’
  • John Corbett (University of Sao Paulo), ‘Edwin Morgan’s Social Network’
  • Bronac Ferran (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Concrete and Emergent’

11.15am Tea and Coffee

11.30am Morgan in the Archives: A Short Film

11.45am Panel

Scrapbooks

(Ernest Schonfield (University of Glasgow) – Chair)

  • Philippa Osmond-Williams (University of Glasgow), ‘‘keep / no form but water’: Reading Morgan’s scrapbooks and ‘The New Divan’’
  • Ilsa Colsell (Kingston School of Art, London), ‘Paratactic and Paradigmatic: Reading the visual image making of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbook collaged art works’
  • Bridget Moynihan (University of Edinburgh), Jonathan Armoza (New York University), and Anouk Lang (University of Edinburgh), ‘In ‘Defence of the Ephemeral’: Re-Visioning the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks through Visual Prototypes’

12.45pm LUNCH 

1.45pm Panel

Mixed Media

(Kirsteen McCue (University of Glasgow) – Chair)

  • Stewart Smith (Independent Scholar), ‘‘Can ye wheeple nocturnes fae a rone-pipe flute?’ Three musical settings of Edwin Morgan’
  • Greg Thomas (Independent Scholar), ‘The Oyster and the Pearl: Edwin Morgan and Cybernetics’
  • Ross McFarlane, (Independent Scholar) ‘Edwin Morgan’s ‘Instamatics’’

2.45pm Plenary – Michael Schmidt (Carcanet / University of Manchester)

(Robyn Marsack (Edwin Morgan Trust) – Chair)

3.45pm Thanks and Goodbyes

 

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-edwin-morgan-100-conference-tickets-91310037781

Organiser

University of Glasgow
Email:
edwinmorgan100conference@glasgow.ac.uk
Website:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/newsandevents/forthcomingconferences/headline_647701_en.html

Venue

University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/newsandevents/forthcomingconferences/headline_647701_en.html