Hamlet & Poetry conference
Date: 13-14 September 2011
Location: ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK
Organised by: Dr Márta Minier (University of Glamorgan) and Dr Ruth J. Owen
Shakespeare's Hamlet and its innumerable rewrites and intertextual traces have been shaping literary and cultural production for centuries. This multidisciplinary conference will bring together scholars of literature from Modern Languages, English, Drama, Translation Studies and Creative Writing to reflect on the rewrites and traces in poetry. It will focus on the interrelationships between Hamlet and poetry in terms of influence, allusion, intertextuality and transposition. Whilst Hamlet has made possible some great modern poems, the ramifications of Shakespeare's play for poetry and poetics have been considerably less charted than the narrative and dramatic rewrites. This conference seeks to redress the balance by examining how, and to what ends, poetry has recourse to Hamlet, its fragments and its translations.