Accepted Paper:

Writing home: poetry in, of and out of place  


Mairéad Nic Craith (University of the Highlands and Islands)

Paper short abstract:

This contribution will be centred around selected poems on place-related themes by writers who have lived and written between cultures and languages.

Paper long abstract:

Taking a selection of authors who, for whatever reason, spent most of their lives and wrote most of their works in countries and languages other than those of their origin, the presentation will reflect on how different home-worlds are poetically created, not just by words in the lexical sense, but also by sounds, metaphors and other means. Drawing on Celtic and other folk cultural traditions and on the geopoetics of Kenneth White, the presentation reflects on language as a means of topopoiesis.

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Translating cultural imaginaries of home: near-homes and far-homes