Institut for Kultur og Læring

Conference on Contemporary Poetry between Genres, Art Forms, and Media

24th -25th of October 2012, Aalborg University. Conference venue: Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Europa Plads 4, first floor, 9000 Aalborg


24.10.2012 kl. 08.30 - 25.10.2012 kl. 18.30


24th -25th of October 2012

Conference venue:
Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Europa Plads 4, first floor, 9000 Aalborg

In the research of the new millennium, there is a distinct lack of a theoretical and analytical position that focuses on the explosive development with regard to the production, distribution and reception of poetry.

An orientation towards sound and performance has taken place, in which poetry, drama and music have entered into new constellations. We have seen more extensive sampling poetry and an orientation towards the narrative. We have seen syntheses between poetry and visual artistic expressions. The technological development of the media has contributed to the development of new poetic forms of interaction on the Internet.

The conference seeks to identify contemporary poetry within three different fields of tension: Between the traditional notion of the poetic genre and a genre-decomposing notion, between literature and other art forms (visual art, music, film, performance etc.), and between the book medium and other media (Internet, oral etc.). In the project, poetry will be viewed as a unified field that has a unique ability to change, develop and adapt itself through its complex interaction with other genres, art forms and media. The aim is to develop new interdisciplinary methods for reading contemporary poetry, and to discuss the literary-historical, art-historical, social and political implications of the expansion of poetry as a genre.


Wednesday 24th of October 2012

 9.00 - 9.15 Welcome and introduction
 9.15 - 10.15 Virginia Jackson (University of California, Irvine): Poetry as Idea
10.15 - 11.15 Joseph M. Conte (University of Buffalo): The Multimodal Icon: Sight, Sound and Intellection in Recent Poetries
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 Hans Kristian Rustad (Hedmark University College): Poetry and/in theater. Øyvind Bergs ’Hva ville maskina ha sagt’ [’What would the machine have said’] and Guro Trøseid Gjerstadbergets Blod, jern og olje [Blood, iron and oil
12.00 - 12.30 Dan Ringgaard (Aarhus University): Film Poet. Jørgen Leth between media
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 Stefan Kjerkegaard (Aarhus University): In the waiting room. Beginning to think about lyric poetry with narratology
14.00 - 14.30 Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen (Aarhus University): Voices of Poetry in a Medial Perspective
14.30 - 15.00 Johan Alfredsson (Göteborg University): Politics and Poetry after Free Verse. Avant-Gardist Large Forms in Danish and Swedish Contemporary Poetry
15.00 - 15.30 Summary and Discussion
19.00 Conference Dinner

Thursday 25th October

 9.30 - 10.00 Peter Stein Larsen (Aalborg University): Montageæstetikken i samtidslyrikken
10.00 - 10.30 Louise Mønster (Aalborg University): Tradition og originalitet. Sonetten i ny nordisk lyrik
10.30 - 10.45 Kaffe pause
10.45 - 11.15 Christina Pape Hansen (Aalborg University): Interaktioner mellem lyrik og samtidskunst
11.15 - 11.45 René Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen): Lyrik er altid subversiv. Også hos Lars Skinnebach og Marius Nørup-Nielsen
11.45 - 12.15 Susanne Kemp (University of Copenhagen): Stemme og spor i dansk samtidslyrik
12.15 - 13.00 Frokost
13.00 - 13.30 Ole Karlsen (Hedmark University College): Former i norsk samtidslyrik
13.30 - 14.00 Rikke Andersen Kraglund (Aalborg/Aarhus University): Samplingslyrik
14.00 - 15.30 Meeting


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