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W.B. Yeats: Art Writing and Righting Art Symposium - Saturday 8 October 2016 in Trinity Long Room Hub

This one-day symposium will consider approaches to researching the work of W.B. Yeats and his various associates in relation to visual culture and its textualmediation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Bringing together scholars with interests in literature, art history, aesthetics, late Victorian culture, and modernism in Britain and Ireland, discussions will also touch on broader intersecting debates around the role of the arts in the period, as well as the conceptual challenges of considering the intersections between the verbal and visual.

Attendance is free, but prior registration is necessary. To do so, please contact the symposium organiser, Dr Tom Walker, by Monday 3 October:



9.30 – Opening Remarks: Tom Walker (TCD)

Matthew Creasy (Glasgow)
‘“Organ of the Incubi and the Succubi”: W.B. Yeats, Arthur Symons and the Savoy

Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck)
‘Ricketts and Yeats: Dramatic Collaboration’

11.30 – Tea and Coffee

Charles Armstrong (Agder)
‘Against Interpretation: Yeats, Ekphrasis and the Problem of Mimesis’

Jack Quin (York/TCD)
‘“I invite a marmorean muse”: Yeats and the Plastic Arts’

13.30 – Lunch

Adrian Paterson (NUI Galway)
‘Packeting Poetry: Yeats, Pound and the Arts’

Angela Griffith (TCD)
‘W.B. Yeats and Curating the Cuala Press Broadsides of 1935 and 1937’

16.00 – Tea and Coffee

Róisín Kennedy (UCD)
‘W.B. Yeats and the Role of Visual Culture in Free State Ireland’

Hugh Haughton (York)
‘The Poet in the Gallery: Yeats and Auden’

The symposium is presented in association with the School of English and the Trinity Long Room Hub, and is funded by the Irish Research Council.