the critic as artist / the artist as critic

University of Lancaster
Department of English and Creative Writing

the critic artist

the artist critic

– a day conference –
Saturday June 27th 2009

…exploring or enacting what it might now mean to fuse literary criticism and creative writing – or, if you will, the work of the critic and that of the artist…

Valentine Cunningham (Oxford)
Paul Farley (Lancaster)

plus: Susan Bradley Smith (La Trobe, Melbourne); Sarah Brown (Anglia Ruskin); Abi Curtis (Sussex); Helen Farish; Ewan Fernie (Royal Holloway) and Simon Palfrey (Brasenose, Oxford); John Goodby (Swansea); James Holden (Nottingham Trent); Sarah Jackson (Sussex); Simon King; Dr Kevin Mills; Harold Schweizer (Bucknell); Tony Sharpe (Lancaster); Robert Sheppard (Edge Hill); Will Slocombe (Aberystwyth); Jonathan Taylor (De Montfort); Oliver Tearle (Loughborough); Dr Scott Thurston (Salford); Sam Trainor (Lille 3)…

Fee (includes lunch, coffee, tea):
£35 (speakers); others: £15 (salaried), £10 (unsalaried)

-organiser: Professor John Schad (

All papers will be considered for inclusion in an edited volume of writings
to be published as part of Sussex Academic Press’s series ‘critical inventions.’

– day will conclude with wine reception sponsored by sussex academic press –


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