POETRY TODAY

POETRY TODAY

Seminar, October 20-21, 2009.

Poetry Today, Seminar, October 20-21, 2009. A collaboration between The Nordic Department, The Department of Language, Literature and Culture, The Department of Aesthetic Studies, The Doctoral School in Arts and Aesthetics and Verbale Puppiller.

VENUE: AARHUS UNIVERSITY BUILDING 1451, ROOM 120 (IN THE NOBEL PARK), JENS CHR. SKOUSVEJ 3, 8000 AARHUS C.

>PROGRAM<

Lis Møller

AbstractsPosted by Lasse Gammelgaard Tue, October 06, 2009 14:18:47

The Newness of Poetry

My talk takes as its point of departure Derek Attridge's concept of the 'newness' (as contradistinguished to the 'originality') of poetry. Through a reading of a poem by William Wordsworth I propose to exemplify and to discuss the quality of the new in poetry - and to raise the question: Is newness the specific force of poetry?


Lis Møller, mag.art. et lic.phil., associate professor, Department for Comparative Literature, Aarhus Universitet, Co-Founder of Dansk Selskab for Romantikstudier (Danish Society for Studies of Romanticism), author of the monograph The Freudian Reading (1991) and many articles on various subjects, especially on English Romanticism and Scandinavian Modernism (Ibsen).