Poetics Before Modernity Conference 2017

14 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

This will be a closed conference.



Vladimir Brljak (University of Cambridge)

Micha Lazarus (University of Cambridge)



Poetics before Modernity aims to encourage and consolidate new work on developments in Western poetics and literary theory from antiquity to 1700. The project provides a variety of outlets—seminar series, conferences, publications—for the most exciting and compelling research in the field, and hopes to foster a community of scholars working on the subject across traditional disciplinary, national, and period boundaries. The conference follows the eponymous seminar series taking place at the University of Cambridge over 2016-17. 

The conference proceedings will be published as an edited volume or special issue.




Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and Trinity College, Cambridge.