The 1940s, long dismissed as a 'dire decade' for English poetry, is increasingly being reassessed, and many of the poets who rose to prominence in the period are being recognised not only for the quality and importance of their work, but in their development of the methods and techniques of early 20th century Modernism and their role in transmitting Modernism's influence into subsequent decades. James Keery's ground-breaking anthology Apocalypse (2020) is a significant development in the further rehabilitation of the poetry of the 1940s and is the catalyst for this two-centre symposium: Apocalypse I will take place on Saturday 19th March at Sheffield Hallam University; Apocalypse II will take place on Saturday 12th November at Huddersfield University. Book for both Apocalypse 1 (Sheffield Hallam) and Apocalypse II (Huddersfield) here.
19th March 2022 – Sheffield
12th November 2022 – Huddersfield
Concessions: Student (PG/U/G) & Post Doc
Concessions (over 65s, unemployed, low waged, retired)
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