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Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics
September 20, 2012, 12:00 AM – September 23, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT
Poetic discourse in Canada has always been changing to assert poetry’s relevance to the public sphere. While some poets and critics have sought to shift poetic subjects in Canada to make political incursions into public discourses, others have sought changes in poetic form as a means to encourage wider public engagement.
The Public Poetics conference sets out to explore the changing shapes of and responses to poetic genres, aesthetic theories, and political visions from a diverse range of cultural and historical contexts.