El coloquio internacional “Women Poets and Myth: Myth, Community and the Environment”, organizado por el grupo de investigación POETICS, tendrá lugar el 19 y 20 de abril en el Salón de Grados del edificio A de la Facultad de Filología de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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“There is a long tradition of poetry by women in which the engagement of the poem with history and myth gave rise to crucial artistic and social constructions that illuminated an era –from Christine de Pizan (14th c) to Sor Juana Ines, from Gabriela Mistral to Carol Ann Duffy-, re-imagined countries and borders, created community across differences and re-created livable worlds. The consequences of those poetics did not go unnoticed in the grand design of women’s poetry and of poetry at large. Their effects show both in poetic aspects and in wider socio-historical formations. In general terms, their poetries underscore community-based change.
In recent years, there has been an increasing concern with the continuous human
At present, women’s poetry dramatizes the urge for conservation and sustainability as well as a communal sense of interaction between the human and the natural. Language, geography, history
In our colloquium, we would like to raise a series of questions for discussion such as, why myth still holds such attraction –in the 20th and 21st centuries– for the woman poet? To what extent the engagement with myth contributes to the transformation of society? Is myth still a cohesive element in our societies, or should we understand its persistence as a sign of the past? To what extent does myth assist in raising awareness to an endangered planet at risk? Does myth, still alive, exhibit the