Plenary speaker abstracts

Please find below a booklet containing all abstracts and biographical details for the plenary speakers presenting at the forthcoming conference ‘Holism: possibilities and problems’ at The University of Essex, September 8th-10th, 2017:

Plenary speaker abstracts and biographical details (Holism conference)

We are pleased to announce additional plenary speakers to our confirmed list:

Professor Megumi Yama (Japan)

Dr Christina Sjöström (UK)

Dr Linda Sargent Wood (USA)

Professor Philip Goodchild (UK) 

(17th Aug): It is with regret that we have to inform you that Joseph Cambray is no longer able to attend the conference due to other professional commitments.

Friday 8th September – event

Richard Berengarten (UK)

Richard Berenargarten colour photoOn the first evening of the conference (Friday 8 September), internationally acclaimed poet Richard Berengarten will talk about and read from his latest volume of poems Changinga monumental 450-poem homage to the Chinese divinatory and philosophical text, the I Ching.  Changing was described by the Fortnightly Review as “a culmination of Berengarten’scareer. His vision of the world is holistic, as is the vision of the world on which the I Ching is founded. Everything meshes seamlessly together – including thought and words – into an organic continuum”

(4th Aug): Changing has just received the leading Anglo-Chinese poetry prize: the XuZhimo Silver Willow Award.

Richard Berengarten – Biographical details

Hank Lazer – Review of Richard Berengarten’s ‘Changing’ (Notre Dame Review – Summer, 2017)

Berengarten publicity.jpg

Berengarten publicity.jpg

Registration for this event via eventbrite is NOT required for those registered for the Holism conference on full or non-full residential packages