‘A poet for poetic students’
On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Algernon Charles Swinburne’s seminal collection, the Poems and Ballads of 1866, an international conference will be held at St John’s College, Cambridge.
By focusing on Swinburne’s most notorious work, we aim to foster new ways of thinking about the significance of this collection to the development of English poetry during a period of staggering formal experimentation.
The conference will particularly seek to address questions of form, style, genre and technique, which continue to provoke and inspire readers, scholars and poets.
The conference has been made possible by funding from St John’s College and the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.
Herbert Tucker (University of Virginia)
Peter Nicholls (New York University)
Laura Kilbride (Peterhouse, Cambridge)
Orla Polten (St John’s College, Cambridge)
Alex Wong (St John’s College, Cambridge)