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Clark Lecture 1. The ‘inhuman’ aspect of lyric poetry

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This year’s Clark lectures will be given by the poet Denise Riley, in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity. All are welcome.

Denise Riley’s books are War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother [1983], ‘Am I That Name?’ Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History [1988], The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony (2000), The Force of Language (with Jean-Jacques Lecercle; 2004), Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect (2005) and Time Lived, Without Its Flow [2012]. Her poetry collections include Marxism for Infants (1977), Dry Air (1985), Mop Mop Georgette (1993), Penguin Modern Poets series 2, vol 10 (with Douglas Oliver and Iain Sinclair; 1996), Selected Poems (2000, 2019), Say Something Back (2016), Penguin Modern Poets series 3, vol 6 (with Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine; 2017), and Lurex (2022).

She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia. She has been Writer in Residence at the Tate Gallery, London, and has also worked at several American and European universities.

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