Welcome to conversation 1
Diletta De Cristofaro here, I'm a Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Literature at the University of Birmingham and I'll be chairing this conversation.
I wanted to welcome you all and thank our speakers for their contributions, which I'm really looking forward to hearing!
Please feel free to kick off the conversation in this Q&A section if you've already had a chance of tuning in and listening to the papers. The discussion is open until 5th June.
Don, I love that idea of the phone going dead being taken in a literal way. It is a death in a way, a conversation and a link dying. Maybe even a bond due to what was said in the conversation. It makes you realise how loaded everyday speech can be.
Our conversation is coming to an end today, but please do feel free to post your final thoughts.
A huge thanks to our speakers - Thomas, Alasdair, Stefana, and Mara - for their fascinating papers, and to all those who called into this conversation!
Many thanks also to Sarah and Sam for providing such a wonderful space for these conversations.
This is also to remind you that there is a final goodbye meeting taking place at 6pm BST via Teams. Everybody is very welcome but please email Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm numbers, if you'd like to join.
All the very best,
Amy, Don, Rose– thank you so much for the thoughtful feedback. Yes! There are so, so many other songs I would have liked to discuss and loved all the examples you brought up. Also, I've got a very long telepoetics playlist going and I'm happy to share with anyone who's interested
Thank you Thomas, Alasdair, and Mara for your wonderful presentations and to everyone who responded so generously to our work.