A Celebration of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

On Thursday November 29 we are celebrating the life and work of Isaac Rosenberg who died on the Western Front a hundred years ago.

The University of Leeds has a special relationship with this important poet and painter who was championed by Leeds poets Jon Silkin and Geoffrey Hill. Join us for a lecture, papers, and readings any time 3-7pm. The celebration will include an exhibition, round table, talks, and readings by the poets.


15:00-16:00 Lecture: Jean Liddiard ‘”Iron, honey, gold” (from August 1914 by Isaac Rosenberg); artist, writer and soldier’.
16:00-16:10 Refreshments.
16:10-17:30 Elizabeth Cook, ‘Isaac Rosenberg: “a poet to paint a poet”‘; Jeffrey Wainwright, ‘Rosenberg’s “poeting”‘; Deborah Maccoby, ‘In what way is Rosenberg a Jewish poet?’
17:30-18:15 Roundtable with Elizabeth Cook, Jean Liddiard, Deborah Maccoby and Tony Rudolf.
18:15-19:15 Readings by Vahni Capildeo, Elizabeth Cook, Ian Duhig, Tony Rudolf and Jeffrey Wainwright.

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