New Waves & Different Lights: Approaches to Derek Mahon

In the last ten years, Derek Mahon has produced three new volumes of poetry (Harbour Lights, Life on Earth, An Autumn Wind), as well as a New Collected Poems, and collected editions of his translations and his work for the theatre. This conference will consider his more recent work, as well as the new perspectives it opens on his celebrated earlier poetry.

The conference is organised by the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK, and will take place at John’s College, Durham University, 18-19 September 2014. The confirmed plenary speakers are Neil Corcoran (University of Liverpool) and Hugh Haughton (University of York).

Details of the schedule and speakers for the conference will become available on the Conference Schedule page as they are confirmed.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please visit the Attending the Conference page for more information about practical arrangements, bookings and fees.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a conference paper, please visits the Call for Papers page to find out more specifics. The deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2014.

Please contact the conference convenor, Dr Paul Batchelor (paul.batchelor at, if you have any questions. You can also follow us on Twitter or on Facebook.


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