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The Clark Lectures 2024: A voice of the lyric? Denise Riley

Denise Riley will give the Clark Lectures 2024 on the theme ‘A voice of the lyric?’

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor Emeritus of the University of East Anglia, Denise Riley has been Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery, London, and worked at several American and European universities.

The lectures, which take place in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre at 4pm, are free and open to all.

Tuesday 5 March   The ‘inhuman’ aspect of lyric poetry

Thursday 7 March   ‘The impersonal personal’

Tuesday 12 March   ‘Something there is that talks within’

Thursday 14 March   On the ‘voice of the poem’

Denise Riley’s books are War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother (1983), ‘Am I That Name?’ Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History (1988), The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony (2000), The Force of Language (with Jean-Jacques Lecercle; 2004), Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect (2005) and Time Lived, Without Its Flow (2012).

Her poetry collections include Marxism for Infants (1977), Dry Air (1985), Mop Mop Georgette (1993), Penguin Modern Poets series 2, vol 10 (with Douglas Oliver and Iain Sinclair; 1996), Selected Poems (2000, 2019), Say Something Back (2016), Penguin Modern Poets series 3, vol 6 (with Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine; 2017), and Lurex (2022).

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