John Clare in Space: Poetry, Nature and Contemporary Culture

On 30-31 May 2014 Iain Sinclair, Andrew Kötting and other speakers, will lead a two-day conference at Oxford Brookes University to celebrate the 150th anniversary of English poet John Clare‘s death, who passed away on 20 May 1864.

In essence, this will be a broad celebration of Clare, marking 150 years since his death on 20 May 1864, so the conference welcomes all original responses to the full breadth of his world and work. The conference is generously supported by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, the John Clare Society and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes.

Call for papers

Proposals for 20-minute papers are welcome and should be submitted by 1 March 2014, online here:

Proposals for panels of three papers, presentations and/or readings are also welcome, and should be submitted by 1 March 2014, direct to Simon Kövesi, via

Delegates are encouraged to join the John Clare Society (UK registered charity)

For more information, please follow this link.

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