Poetry and the visual arts

Emma Wagstaff, lecturer in French, organised a study day on poetry and the visual arts as part of the AHRC network on Contemporary French Poetic Practice that she runs with Nina Parish (University of Bath).

The event took place on 4 April 2014 at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and included discussion of a range of poetic works, as well as a question-and-answer session with OuLiPo poet Jacques Jouet. Recordings of the event are available on the network's website: http://frenchpoetryand.wordpress.com/poetry-and-visual-arts-poesie-et-arts-visuels. In an associated event on 5 April, poet Philippe Beck presented and read from his new book Opéradiques (Flammarion, 2014).