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Poetry and Poetics in Contemporary Galicia: A Half-Day Symposium

27 Sep 2018


Irish Centre for Galician Studies, University College Cork

O'Rahilly Building G27a (Mary Ryan Meeting Room)

Tuesday 9th October 2018


This symposium seeks to explore some of the multiple facets that define contemporary Galician poetry and will provide an overview of its most innovative critical and poetic discourses: from an analysis of domesticity and the value of home in the poetry of Lupe Gómez, one of the most radical voices in Galician poetry today, to the transgressive rewritings of the medieval Galician-Portuguese songbooks carried out in Erín Moure's poetry; from the impact of a new generation of young poets that has emerged in recent years, effectively conquering important spaces within the field, to the dynamic notion of poetry translation as creative practice. Speakers at the symposium include academics, poets and translators.



13.45 Welcoming Address: Martín Veiga (University College Cork)


14:00-14:45 Ismael Ramos (Poet): La nueva poesía gallega en los violentos años 10: una panorámica


14:45-15:30 Arancha Rodríguez Fernández (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela): To Break the House: Domestic Spaces and the Concept of Home in Lupe Gómez's Work


15:30-16:00 Coffee break (O'Rahilly Building, 1st Floor, Social Area, Block B East)


16:00-16:45 Harriet Cook (King’s College London): Moments of Exposure in Erín Moure’s O Cadoiro


16:45-17:30 Isaac Xubín (Poet and Translator): Translator by Accident


17:30 Reception and Readings (O'Rahilly Building, 1st Floor, Social Area, Block B East)

Irish Centre for Galician Studies

O'Rahilly Building First Floor - Block B East Room 1.55