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#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 17 January 2018

Here’s the second round up of events and opportunities in the School for 2018.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.

Events

The week ahead

English PGR Seminar: Mark Wormald ‘Poetic Electrons: Ted Hughes and the Mayfly’ | Thursday 18 January 2018 | 5.15pm | Lock-Keeper’s Cottage | QMUL Mile End

In 1981, the artist Leonard Baskin wrote to the poet Ted Hughes with a list of fifteen projected poems about insects that would feature in their next collaboration. It began with ‘The Mayfly’.

This paper describes Hughes’s education in the mayfly. Like its subject, it had a long and hidden larval stage, but took memorable flight in a fishing trip to Ireland in May 1982, which ended at Saint’s Island on Lough Ree. Two remarkable prose accounts of this trip are among Hughes’ papers in the British Library. Between them they shape a visionary narrative, beginning with an Oxford tutorial in entomology from his son Nicholas, and detailing Hughes’s attempts, in the company of a group of fanatical Irish fishermen, to catch lough trout on imitations of its dun, or Green Drake, and spinner, or Spent. The poetry that emerged from this experience is faithful to these circumstances but also transcends them, offering a powerful vision of ecological interconnection not just to lovers of poetry but to all those concerned for the health of our rivers and lakes.

Dr Mark Wormald is Fellow and College Lecturer in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the editor of the Ted Hughes Society Journal and with Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts co-edited Ted Hughes: from Cambridge to Collected (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He is completing The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes, to be published by Little Toller Books.

 

 

Quorum Seminar: Mojisola Adebayo ‘An Afriquia Theatre Retrospective’ | Wednesday 24 January 2018 | 6pm | ArtsOne RR2, QMUL Mile End

In 1981, the artist Leonard Baskin wrote to the poet Ted Hughes with a list of fifteen projected poems about insects that would feature in their next collaboration. It began with ‘The Mayfly’.

This paper describes Hughes’s education in the mayfly. Like its subject, it had a long and hidden larval stage, but took memorable flight in a fishing trip to Ireland in May 1982, which ended at Saint’s Island on Lough Ree. Two remarkable prose accounts of this trip are among Hughes’ papers in the British Library. Between them they shape a visionary narrative, beginning with an Oxford tutorial in entomology from his son Nicholas, and detailing Hughes’s attempts, in the company of a group of fanatical Irish fishermen, to catch lough trout on imitations of its dun, or Green Drake, and spinner, or Spent. The poetry that emerged from this experience is faithful to these circumstances but also transcends them, offering a powerful vision of ecological interconnection not just to lovers of poetry but to all those concerned for the health of our rivers and lakes.

Dr Mark Wormald is Fellow and College Lecturer in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the editor of the Ted Hughes Society Journal and with Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts co-edited Ted Hughes: from Cambridge to Collected (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He is completing The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes, to be published by Little Toller Books.

 

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships

NEW WORK CO-ORDINATOR at Talawa Theatre | Deadline: 19 Jan

Are you passionate about new writing, and interested in supporting the development of Black artists?

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

Artists Callout for Richmix New Creatives | Deadline: 20 Jan

Existing and original pieces for the New Creatives’ ‘FIRSTS’ event at RichMix in Shoreditch.

 

Artist Callout: Queen Mary Visual Arts Collectives | Deadline: 31 Jan

Queen Mary Visual Arts Collective is looking for artwork in any medium by undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines across Queen Mary and Barts to showcase the artistic talent of our academic students.

The exhibition will be held at Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton on 8th-11th and 14th-18th February. It will feature an opening night party, poetry by PEACH, a screening by Nice Mover, sound art performances and more.

We are accepting submissions of art in any medium (previously we’ve featured paintings, drawings, embroidery, photography, video art, digital art, performance art, sculpture and installations but we’re open to suggestions!) by students at any level and from any discipline.

Send an email with your name, subject and some information about your piece with images where appropriate to qmvisualarts@gmail.com by the end of January.

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