Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry was established in 2013 with a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK) to the project “Contemporary Poetry between Genres, Art Forms and Media”. We are 10 poetry researchers from different Scandinavian universities and a large number of poetry researchers from all over the world. The center organizes conferences, seminars, presentations, and lectures, and produces articles, anthologies, monographs, and press materials.
Center for Research in Contemporary Poetry focuses on the explosive development with regard to the production, distribution and reception of poetry. We seek to identify contemporary poetry within three different fields of tension: Between the traditional notion of the poetic genre and a genre-decomposing notion, between literature and other art forms (visual art, music, film, performance etc.), and between the book medium and other media (Internet, oral etc.). Poetry is viewed as a unified field that has a unique ability to change, develop and adapt itself through its interaction with other genres, art forms and media. The aim is to use theory not previously used in poetry research, to develop interdisciplinary methods for reading contemporary poetry, and to discuss the literary-historical, art-historical, social and political implications of the expansion of poetry as a genre.
Center for Research in Contemporary Poetry (CERCOP) focuses on the explosive development with regard to the production, distribution and reception of poetry. An orientation towards sound and performance has taken place, in which poetry, drama and music have entered into new constellations. We have seen more extensive sampling poetry and an orientation towards the narrative. We have seen syntheses between poetry and visual artistic expressions. The technological development of the media has contributed to the development of new poetic forms of interaction on the Internet.