Book Presence in a Digital Age, Poetry Revolutions in London, and New York School in Australia

I’ve had some time away from this blog due to two trips to the United States for conferences last month and the need to prepare for another trip now just underway, which will take in the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, the Poetry and Revolution conference in London, and a conference on Book Presence in a Digital Age in Utrecht.

In the meantime, I’m taking advantage of some time en route to begin to catch up on the exciting events of the last month.

Among the many highlights at the Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent conference was Brian Reed’s talk on the New York School in Australia. The paper was part of a larger study in which Reed looks at the readings (or misreadings) and use of New York School writers in a variety of countries ranging from Australia to Poland. Reed’s is a fascinating project that, like A Common Strangeness, engages questions about cross-cultural reading, translation, and transnational literary history.

Recordings of the talks at the Poetry Communities conference are now available for download here.


About Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham UP, 2012). His articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, The China Quarterly, the Slavic and East European Journal, and Russian Literature. He is editor (with Henry Johnson and Jacqueline Leckie) of Recentring Asia: Histories, Encounters, Identities (Brill / Global Oriental, 2011), and editor and translator (with Hilary Chung) of Yang Lian’s Unreal City: A Chinese Poet in Auckland (Auckland University Press, 2006). For more, see:
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