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Fleur Adcock: call for papers | 17-Dec-15

Fleur Adcock: A Symposium aims to celebrate Adcock's unique world of poetry. The organisers invite submissions of abstracts for papers of 20 minutes that may be on (but are not necessarily restricted to) the following topics:

  • Fleur Adcock  and British post-war poetry
  • Fleur Adcock, 'feminism' and women's  poetry?
  • Fleur Adcock,  expatriatism and  exile
  • Fleur Adcock: beginnings and their historical contexts
  • Fleur Adcock, family  history, loyalties, and genealogy  
  • Fleur Adcock: classical poetry and translation
  • Fleur Adcock and the craft of poetry
  • Fleur Adcock as a model for teaching Creative Writing 
  • Fleur Adcock: creatures, animals and poetry
  • Fleur Adcock: places, landscape, travel
  • Fleur Adcock and her New Zealand/British contemporaries
  • Fleur Adcock, political issues and a public voice
  • Fleur Adcock, nature and the environment
  • Fleur Adcock, childhood, growing, ageing
  • Fleur Adcock and her literary legacy
Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Professor Janet Wilson ( by 1 March 2016. For further information email Julian Stannard (

Visit The University of Winchester website for more details.

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