Falmouth University‘s Charles Causley Symposium is part of a larger project to raise the profile of Causley as both a regional and national poet, and as a central figure in British twentieth-century poetry – a poet who faced outwards from Cornwall while locating himself very much in the landscape of his life. The symposium is to be held at Falmouth University, Saturday 6 December 2014 with the support of the Charles Causley Trust and Literature Works (South West).
A full and exciting programme is promised:
Charles Causley: Influence and Legacy
Saturday 6 December 2014 Falmouth University, Penryn Campus
10.00-11.30 Panel 1: Friendship, Faith and Childhood
1. Luke Thompson (University of Exeter): ‘Meeting-Points: Jack Clemo and
2. Rob Smith (University of Exeter): ‘The Hopeful Believer: Causley, Faith
and Seeing’ (working title)
3. Jim Kelly (University of Exeter): ‘Causley’s Haunted Launceston: Locating
a Gothic Childhood’
11.30-12.30 Jane Darke and Andrew Tebbs– Angel Hill
Jane and Andrew will talk about their current project, a film about Charles
Causley, and show selected interviews with Andrew Motion and Simon Armitage.
1.30-3.00 Panel 2: Facing East: Causley in the Wider World
1. Mike Cooper (Independent Scholar): ‘A spatter of scarlet poppies: Causley
and the Great War’
2. Laurence Green (Independent Scholar): ‘Charles Causley, Ira Levin, Selina
Wadge, and Dr Seuss’.
3. John Hurst (Independent Scholar): ‘Charles Causley’s Wider World’
4.00-6.00 Panel 3: Influence and Legacy
1. Alan Kent (Open University): ‘Celticity, Mystery and Poetry: The Theatre
Works of Charles Causley’
2. Kym Martindale (Falmouth University): ‘His Hand on the Warm Stone:
Causley, Frances Bellerby, and a Sense of Cornwall’
3. Christine Faunch (University of Exeter Special Collections) and Charlotte
Berry (Alfred Gillet Trust): ‘Discovering Charles: curatorial reflections on
the papers of Charles Causley at the University of Exeter’
4. Charles Causley – Poet-in-Residence – Alyson Hallett
Alyson Hallett (Causley Trust Writer-in-Residence) and students from Falmouth
University – Alyson will read her work alongside students who have been
attending her workshops at Cyprus Well, and offer thoughts on the experience of
writing and living in Charles Causley’s house.
7.00 pm Guest Speaker – Brian Patten