Blue Ecopoetics: Liquefaction in Nobody (2018)

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Framed by the cultural study of the ocean known as the Blue Humanities (Steve Mentz, Astrida Neimanis and others), the poster illustrates the claim that poetry and art convey insights into marine waters (e.g. boundlessness, erosion) by variously engaging their audience’s sensory and intellectual repertoire. I focus on Oswald’s verse epic Nobody produced collaboratively with Tillyer’s watercolours (2018), examining the representation of the interzones between sea and land, salt and fresh water, human and non-human, and life and death from the perspective of literary formalism and intermediality (the combination of verbal and visual text).
Period2023 Nov 7
Event titleKnowledge for Sustainable Development: Lund University Research Conference 2023
Event typeConference
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational

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  • Blue Humanities
  • Ecopoetics of water
  • Contemporary British Poetry and Art
  • Alice Oswald
  • William Tillyer