CIDRAL Public Lecture: Denise Riley (UEA): On the Lapidary Style
|Dates:||17 February 2015|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
All welcome, no booking required.
'The lapidary style' suggests a manner of writing which runs close to working a material – carving lettering into rock, cutting a gem into fine facets. Poised between the properties of the stone and of the jewel, this term echoes the tensions of the poem itself. This talk will range over the curious nature of 'style', the virtues of concision and incisiveness, the 'materiality' of language, and epigraphy in a digital age. The 'lapidary' shows us the profound implication of a ‘style’ with semantic meaning.
Also of interest:
LITERATURE LIVE: Denise Riley and Frances Leviston
6.30pm, 16 February 2015
John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre (tickets £6 / £4)
and CIDRAL Theory Intensive On the Affect of Language with Denise Riley (UEA), Jackie Stacey (CIDRAL) and Janet Wolff (EAC)
10am-12pm, 18 February 2015
University Place 2.219
Denise Riley is an acclaimed English poet and philosopher who began to be published in the 1970s.
She wrote War in the Nursery; Theories of the Child and Mother 1983; ‘Am I that Name?’ Feminism and the Category of 'Women' in History 1988; The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony 2000; The Force of Language, with Jean-Jacques Lecercle 2004; Impersonal Passion: Language As Affect 2005 and Time Lived, Without Its Flow 2012.
Denise has published collections of poetry including Penguin Modern Poets 10, with Douglas Oliver and Ian Sinclair 1996 and Denise Riley: Selected Poems 2000. Currently she teaches part-time for UEA, Norwich.
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