Women Poets and Myth Colloquium

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Poetics Group UCM

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Women Poets and Myth (20th and 21st centuries):

Myth, Community and the Environment

Colloquium, 19-20 April 2018

NEW: Abstracts have been posted

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FINAL PROGRAM

Thursday, April 19

 

10:00    Collect credentials and materials

11:15    Welcome and Official Opening (Ilmo. Sr. Decano F. Filología)

11:30   Plenary opening Lecture, Chair: Esther Sánchez-Pardo, UCM

Noni Benegas, poet: “De mitos truncos a mapas trazados a pie de viajera: algunos textos de poetas mujeres”

12:30    Session 1, Chair: Elisa Martínez Garrido, UCM

Elisa Martínez Garrido, UCM: “De las madres y de la tierra: la génesis poética de la alteridad en Elsa Morante”

Montserrat López Mújica, UAH: “Pierrette Micheloud y el mito de la Grande Gynandre”

Vanora Miranda, UCM: “Antígonas en tiempos de crisis: La perspectiva mitológica en poetas españolas del siglo XXI”

14:00    Lunch (on your own)

15:30    Plenary Lecture, Chair: María Porras Sánchez, UCM

Robert Silhol, U. Paris VII: “Antigone and the Law, A Clarification”

16:00    Session 2, Chair: Javier Martín Parraga, U. Córdoba

Javier Martín Parraga, U. Córdoba: “And History Would Call Me Chingada: Chicano Women Poets and La Malinche Myth”

Cristina Gámez Fernández, U. Córdoba: “Genius Loci in the Dalit Poetics of Meena Kandasamy’s Touch

María Porras Sánchez, UCM: “Against the Myth of the Good Indian: Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas

17:30    Coffee Break

18:00    Session 3, Chair: Marta López Vilar, UAM

Marta López Vilar, UAM: “Origen y naturaleza en la escritura: Las contemplaciones de María Victoria Atencia”

Ricardo Virtanen, UCM: “La poesía última de Aurora Luque: desde lo público a lo personal”

19:00    Lectura poética / Presentación de Ellas tienen la palabra

              Chairs: Margarita Ardanaz, UCM / Rosa Burillo, UCM

Noni Benegas

Emilia Conejo

Marta López Vilar

Isabel Navarro

 

Friday, April 20

 

 9:00     Session 4, Chair:  Pilar Sánchez Calle, U. Jaén

Pilar Sánchez Calle, U. Jaén: “‘In the full moon you dream more’: Images of Nature in Margaret Atwood’s Poetry”

José M. Rodríguez Herrera, U. Las Palmas: “Venerating Isis from the Sty: Denise Levertov’s Pig Dreams Read as a Maternal Mythopoeia”

Miriam Fernández Santiago, U. Granada: “Structural Trauma and Accountable Feminist Poetry: A Critical Posthumanist Approach”

10:30    Plenary Lecture, Chair: Esther Sánchez-Pardo, UCM

Niall Binns, UCM: “A Poetics of the Lar: The Place of Place in Four Spanish American Poets”

11:30    Coffee Break

12:00   Plenary Lecture, Chair: Carmen Mata Barreiro, UAM

Nicole Brossard, author: “Nues, naked, desnudas : nuer”

13:15    Lunch (on your own)

15:00    Session 5, Chair: Alberto García García-Madrid, UCM

Alberto García García-Madrid, UCM: “Virginia Woolf’s Orlando’s ‘The Oak Tree’: A Mythical Representation of Women’s Literary Past Through Nature”

Sara Vladimirova, UCM: “Ana Mendieta’s ‘Silueta’ Series: In Search of Solace in Modern Nature”

Laura Fernández Aparicio, UCM: “Barbara Hepworth, A Generative Poetics of Socio-Sculptural Forms”

16:30    Session 6, Chair: Leonor Martínez Serrano, U. Córdoba

Leonor Martínez Serrano, U. Córdoba: “Songs for Relinquishing the Earth: Jan Zwicky’s Lyric Philosophy on the Biosphere”

Mario Millanes Vaquero, UCM: “Helene Johnson and Amanda Gorman: Color, Community, Gender, Nature, and Youth”

Santiago Sevilla Vallejo, U. Rey Juan Carlos: “La lucha contra la desintegración del amor en Gabriela Mistral”

18:00   Coffee Break

18:30    Lectura poética, Chair: Beatriz Villacañas, UCM

Niall Binns,

Beatriz Villacañas

19:30    Farewell

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

  

Thursday, April 19

 

10:00   Collect credentials and materials

11:15    Welcome

11:30   Plenary opening Lecture. Chair: TBA

Noni Benegas, poet: “De mitos truncos a mapas trazados a pie de viajera: algunos textos de poetas mujeres”

12:30  Session 1. Chair: TBA

Elisa Martínez Garrido, UCM: “De las madres y de la tierra: la génesis poética de la alteridad en Elsa Morante”

Montserrat López Mújica, UAH: “Pierrette Micheloud y el mito de la Grande Gynandre”

Vanora Miranda, UCM: “Antígonas en tiempos de crisis: La perspectiva mitológica en poetas españolas del siglo XXI”

14:00 Lunch (on your own)

15:30 Plenary Lecture, Chair: TBA

Robert Silhol, U. Paris VII: “Antigone and the Law, A Clarification”

16:00 Session 2, Chair: TBA

Javier Martín Parraga, U. Córdoba: “And History Would Call Me Chingada: Chicano Women Poets and La Malinche Myth”

Cristina Gámez Fernández, U. Córdoba: “Genius Loci in the Dalit Poetics of Meena Kandasamy’s Touch

María Porras Sánchez, UCM: “Against the Myth of the Good Indian: Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas

17:30 Coffee Break

18:00 Session 3, Chair: TBA

Marta López Vilar, UAM: “Origen y naturaleza en la escritura: Las contemplaciones de María Victoria Atencia”

Ricardo Virtanen, UCM: “La poesía última de Aurora Luque: desde lo público a lo personal”

19:00 Lectura poética / Presentación de Ellas tienen la palabra

Noni Benegas

Emilia Conejo

Marta López Vilar

Isabel Navarro

 

Friday, April 20

 

9:00     Session 4. Chair:  TBA

Pilar Sánchez Calle, U. Jaén: “‘In the full moon you dream more’: Images of Nature in Margaret Atwood’s Poetry”

José M. Rodríguez Herrera, U. Las Palmas: “Venerating Isis from the Sty: Denise Levertov’s Pig Dreams Read as a Maternal Mythopoeia”

Miriam Fernández Santiago, U. Granada: “Structural Trauma and Accountable Feminist Poetry: A Critical Posthumanist Approach”

10:30   Plenary Lecture, Chair: TBA

Niall Binns, UCM: “A Poetics of the Lar: The Place of Place in Four Spanish American Poets”

11:30   Coffee Break

12:00   Plenary Lecture, Chair: Carmen Mata Barreiro, UAM

Nicole Brossard, author: “Nues, naked, desnudas: nuer”

13:15  Lunch (on your own)

15:00 Session 5, Chair: TBA

Alberto García García-Madrid, UCM: “Virginia Woolf’s Orlando’s ‘The Oak Tree’: A Mythical Representation of Women’s Literary Past Through Nature”

Sara Vladimirova, UCM: “Ana Mendieta’s ‘Silueta’ Series: In Search of Solace in Modern Nature”

Laura Fernández Aparicio, UCM: “Barbara Hepworth, A Generative Poetics of Socio-Sculptural Forms”

16:30 Session 6, Chair: TBA

Leonor Martínez Serrano, U. Córdoba: “Songs for Relinquishing the Earth: Jan Zwicky’s Lyric Philosophy on the Biosphere”

Mario Millanes Vaquero, UCM: “Helene Johnson and Amanda Gorman: Color, Community, Gender, Nature, and Youth”

Santiago Sevilla Vallejo, U. Rey Juan Carlos: “La lucha contra la desintegración del amor en Gabriela Mistral”

18:00   Coffee Break

18:30   Lectura poética, Chair:

Niall Binns,

Beatriz Villacañas

19:30 Farewell

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday February 26, 2018

 

There is a long tradition of poetry by women in which the engagement of the poem with history and myth gave rise to crucial artistic and social constructions that illuminated an era –from Christine de Pizan (14th c) to Sor Juana Ines, from Gabriela Mistral to Carol Ann Duffy-, re-imagined countries and borders, created community across differences and re-created livable worlds. The consequences of those poetics did not go unnoticed in the grand design of women’s poetry and of poetry at large. Their effects show both in poetic aspects and in wider socio-historical formations. In general terms, their poetries underscore community based change.

In recent years, there has been an increasing concern with the continuous human aggressions to the planet. The hazards of ecological disaster together with natural catastrophes and climate change, have been crucial in the exploration of new avenues for contestation to the current state of degradation of the planet. Some of the best contemporary poetry by women turns to nature renegotiating the relationship of the self under late capitalism and the physical world. The move is certainly a forceful response to an indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources, lethal pollution of the air, ocean, and earth, and irreversible damage to life. Mother Earth is no longer an inexhaustible repository of resources. In traditional anthropomorphic representation, the goddess is no longer a bountiful, protective force for all life on earth.

At present, women’s poetry dramatizes the urge for conservation and sustainability as well as a communal sense of interaction between the human and the natural. Language, geography, history and nature are no longer understood as separate categories, they come together as part of our complete lived experience.

In our colloquium, we would like to raise a series of questions for discussion such as, why myth still holds such attraction –in the 20th and 21st centuries– for the woman poet? To what extent the engagement with myth contributes to the transformation of society? Is myth still a cohesive element in our societies, or should we understand its persistence as a sign of the past? To what extent does myth assist in raising awareness to an endangered planet at risk? Does myth, still alive, exhibit the vigour and energy in the work of women poets it used to do before? Does myth have pedagogical value? And, finally, is myth –with special reference to community and the environment– still a crucial referent in poetry and intellectual production at present?

Deadline for submission of abstracts and short bios for brief position papers:

NEW DEADLINE: Monday February 26, 2018

Venue:

Facultad de Filología, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

Participant fee:

Just 25 euros (thanks to sponsorships).

Bank transfer to ING Direct:

IBAN ES12 1465 0200 2417 2581 8896, BIC INGDESMMXXX

Contact:

poeticsgroupucm@gmail.com

 

 

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