'Kindling the Scarp: a Jack Clemo Conference' taking place at Wheal Martyn in Cornwall on 31st May and 1st June 2013.
Jack Clemo (1916-1994) was a novelist, poet, story writer and autobiographer best known for his hard ‘Calvinistic’ Cornish clayscape verse and prose. Academic interest in his life and
work continues to develop both within Cornwall and beyond. There is also a cultural reservoir of memory and experience of Clemo from within the clayscape. This first ever Jack Clemo Conference will bring together the local community of the china clay area and academic communities engaging with this writer of international significance.
Approaches for papers could include, but are not limited to:
> Regionalism/local-global connections
> Cornwall and the Clay Country
> Christian poetry
> Christianity, sex and mysticism
> Clemo’s influences (such as Robert Browning,
Thomas Hardy, Francis Thompson or TF Powys)
Please send abstracts of 300 words for 20 minute papers to Gemma.Goodman@warwick.ac.uk by 16th April 2013.
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick
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