University of Edinburgh

27-30 June 2023



Rethinking Modernist Internationalism:
The Cantos of Ezra Pound as a Global Epic

Given the range and quality of the papers addressing the theme of “The Legacy of The Cantos at the 30th Ezra Pound International Conference, Edinburgh University, June 2023, the Conveners now plan to select and edit for publication a collection of essays (possibly two), developed from those papers. We especially encourage scholars to submit essays on a new volume theme, “The Cantos of Ezra Pound as a Global Epic.” We also invite those who were unable to attend the conference to consider submitting essays on this topic. Papers on other subjects read at the conference may also be sent, but they will likely be referred to the editors of the Pound Biennial, Volume 2. Please consider submitting your essay to the volume editors, once you review the guidelines below.


Our topic and focus

We propose a volume of essays focusing on The Cantos as a global poem establishing lines of communication between Europe, The United States, and Asia. These lines are geographical and historical, as well as aesthetic; they go along axes of communication in literary cultures, together with their sites of emergence and publication; philosophies and morals of East and West; economics, whether liberal or alternative; and regimes of power, democratic, monarchic, or imperial. These articulations reflect Pound’s inclusive approach to a great number of cultures of the world, coupled with a care for the specificities of locale and historical periods. Essays exploring the ways The Cantos speaks for or to a particular country or region, as well as comparative essays investigating the poem’s international approach more generally, will be welcome.

In a second dimension, as a mirror reflection to Pound’s attempt to trace, include, and express lineaments of the world in his poem, the volume editors also welcome essays on the various ways The Cantos has been received and understood in various parts of the globe. Our conference in June was especially strong in papers delineating postmodern and contemporary poets’ readings of the poem, as well as nationally inflected approaches to translation and editing. These studies reflect not only The Cantos’ sustaining power to respond to the world, but also the diverse ways it has been mirrored, interpreted, and propagated in a variety of countries.

All  papers presented at the conference and reshaped for publication along our guidelines will be considered for the volume, or alternatively,
for the 
Pound Biennial, Volume 2, to be published by Clemson University Press.

Additional essays on the volume topic are also welcome.


Our guidelines:

  1. Papers may be revised and expanded, but submissions should be no more than 5000 words, and may be less. 
  2. Citations and documentation should follow Chicago Style, using endnotes only– except that references to The Cantos of Ezra Poundmay be cited by Canto number and page number (in parentheses) from the 1996 New Directions edition. For an overview, see https://www.libs.uga.edu/ref/chicagostyle.pdf
  3. Please observe the following format: Font: Microsoft Word, Georgia 12, double spaced for text. Quotations of four lines or more should be double spaced and indented. Quotations of less than four lines may be incorporated in the text. Cite using endnotes; no Bibliography or Reference list is necessary.
  4. Title should be centered in above text, followed by Author’s Name.
  5. For Notes on Contributors, please include your own brief identification, such as professional title, institution, preferred address, and email address.
  6. As a scholarly book, the provision for “fair use” of quoted material applies, meaning that short quotations require only that the source be identified without explicit permission. Longer quotations and other materials, besides those by Pound, may need written permission from the source, if the essay is accepted.

Please send your completed essay to the editors as an email attachment in a WORD file, clearly labeled with your name and essay topic. 

Roxana Preda This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walter Baumann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Deadline for receipt of essays: 1 February 2024




Ezra Pound and the Legacy of The Cantos




EPIC-30 Co-Conveners

Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh

Andrew Taylor, University of Edinburgh

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

John Gery, University of New Orleans


EPIC Organizing Committee

University of Edinburgh:

Alex Thomson

Sam Brudell

Sian Cusack


EPIC Advisory Committee

Massimo Bacigalupo, University of Genoa

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

Diana Collecott. University of Durham

John Gery, University of New Orleans (Secretary)

Alan Golding, University of Louisville

David Moody, University of York

Akitoshi Nagahata, Nagoya University

Viorica Patea, University of Salamanca


MONDAY, 26 JUNE 2023


Walking Tour, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Meeting Place:

Castle esplanade




Visit to National Library of Scotland

Meeting Place:

Library entrance on George IV Bridge




Informal Gathering

Meeting Place:

Teviot Place summer garden




University of Edinburgh

50 George Square


8:00-9:30: REGISTRATION, 50 George Square

Ground Floor Corridor, Screening Room



Session 1: Plenary

The Legacy of Ezra Pound

Screening Room, Ground Floor


Chair: Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh

Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

How I Became a Poundian

Austin Briggs, Hamilton College

My Day with E.P.: 8 June 1969, Hamilton College

Alex Thomson, Head of School of Literatures Languages and Cultures

Welcome Address


10:45-11:15: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 2A:  The Legacy of Pound in London: Imagism, Joyce and Vorticism

Project Room

Chair: Jo Brantley Berryman, California Institute of the Arts

Whit Frazier Peterson, University of Stuttgart

The Image Remains: Ezra Pound’s Des Imagistes One Hundred Years Later

Krista Rascoe, Tarrant Count College, Texas

Pound and Joyce: Constructing Images and Friendship

Hidetoshi Tomiyama, Meiji Gakuin University (Tokyo)

Images and Metaphors in the “Vorticism” Essay


Session 2B: Canonical Methods and Motives in The Cantos

Room G01

Chair: Giuliana Ferreccio, Università di Torino

Rosina Martucci, Università degli Studi di Salerno

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri and The Cantos by Ezra Pound: Textual, Linguistic and Cultural Interferences

Rhett Forman, Tarleton State University (Texas)

Ezra Pound’s Aristotle and the Scientific Poet

Karina Ibragimova,  Lomonosov Moscow State University

“Go, my song” and “Pull down thy vanity”: Canto 36 and Canto 81



12:30-14:00: LUNCH                 Registration Area, Ground Floor



Session 3A: In the Company of the Elder Ezra

Project Room

Chair: Diana Collecott, University of Durham

Stefano Maria Casella, Università IULM, Milan

Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot: Juvenile Visions, Old Age Revelations

Mary Maxwell, Poet and Independent Scholar, Truro, Massachusetts

Ezra Pound and The Washington Spectator

Helen Carr, Goldsmiths, University of London

End to Torment and Winter Love


Session 3B: The Chinese Philosophers and The Cantos

Room G01

Chair: Kent Su, Shanghai International Studies University

Xiaocui Tan, Qilu University of Technology

Confucian Ethics in Ezra Pound’s Canto 13 

Wenting Li, Sichuan International Studies University

The Integration of Translation and Creative Writing in Ezra Pound's Canto 13

Kenneth Haynes, Brown University

Ezra Pound’s Mencius


15:15-15:45: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 4: Plenary

Pound in Print, Pound in the Canon

Project Room

Chair: Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh

Rebecca Beasley, University of Oxford

A Draft of XXX Cantos: Pound, Cunard, and The Hours Press

Michael Coyle, Colgate University

Compleynt of Artemis: Dorothy Shakespear and the Purifications of the Third Folio

Anderson Araujo, University of British Columbia, Kelowna

“Toward a bridge over worlds”: Ezra Pound’s Poetry as World Literature


17:00-17:30: PAUSE


17.30-18:30 Special Event

Reid Hall

Session 5: Nine Troubadour Songs (Haesternae Rosae), translated by Ezra Pound, set to music by Walter Morse Rummel

Introduction: Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh

Vocals: John Sweeney, baritone.

Piano: Philip 





Arnaut Daniel.

[fin du XIIième siècle]


With words both clear and exquisite

I'll sing, for buds are blowing sweet

Where frail sprays meet

And flowers don

Their bold blazon

Where leafage springeth greenly

O'er shadowing the birds that sing

And cry through coppice seemly


Among the boughs their song is fleet

In shame's avoid my staves compete

Fine-filed and neat

with love's glaives on,

His way they run,

From him I may not turn me

Although he bring

great sorrowing

And though he proudly spurn me.



Arnaut Daniel.

[fin du XIIième siècle]


Firm desire that doth enter

My heart will not be hid by bolts nor nailing

Nor slanderers who loose their arms by lying

And dare not fight with even twigs and switches

Yea, by some jest, there where no uncle enters

I'll have my joy in garden or in chamber

I remember oft that chamber

Where, to my loss, I know that no man enters

But leaves me free as would a brother or uncle.

I shake in ev'ry part except my nails

As doth a child, for fear, before the switch

For fear I shall not come unto her arms.



Bernart de Ventadour.

[milieu du XIIième siècle]


When grass starts green and flowers rise

A-leaf in garden and in close

And philomel in dulcet cries

And lifted notes his heart bestows.


Joy I've in him and in the flowers joy

E’en joy in me have I yet more employ

Hath joy in her in whom my joy is cast

She is such joy as hath all joys o’er past.


I love her so and so her prize,

I fear her and such thoughts oppose

That my poor words dare not arise,

Nor speech nor deeds my heart disclose.


And yet she knows the depth of my annoy

And, when she will, she will her grace employ

For God's love, Love, put now our love to test

For time goes by and we here waste his best.



Folquet de Romans (Rotmans)

[commencement du XIIIième siécle]


Her beauty and the fineness of her thought

And her true heart and all the food of praise.

And her high speech and the new-fangled ways

That colour hath when to her cheek 'tis brought

Give me the will for song and knowledge of it

Such were my song but such fears crowd above it

I dare not say 'tis you of whom I'm fain

And know not what shall count me loss or gain.


My love of her so secretly is wrought

That none save I and Love know love’s assay

And on my heart the flame in secrets preys,

Yet knowing this, you are not much distraught.

And yet I have such fear lest you reprove it,

That my heart scarce dares show you that you move it.

Yet if, when we're alone I daren't speak out

At least my songs shall say what I'm about.



de Palazol.

[milieu du XIIième siècle.]


So pleaseth me joy and good love and song

And merriment, fine ways and gentle breeding.

Nor silver nor rich rent has earth for heeding

That I would prize above such gifts for long

These are the things where on my hope is cast

But she hath them so in her beck and call

That without her I can get none at all.

So have I wished her good and her advance

And so loved her and so wished to be with her

That if she'd send me off, I know I'd neither

Have strength nor sense to go, by any chance.

If I speak her great praise and hold it fast

In what I've said, no man can prove me wrong

For by her fact, I can prove true my song.



Williaume li Viniers.

[milieu du XIIIième siècle]


Maiden and Virgin loyal

In whom here Christ's God head.

As child glorious royal

Was conceived, born, nourished

Sweet maid be thy heart full fed

May his love and his grace allay

Thee this day,

when the Holy Ghost

By God's son honoured Thee most.


Lady imperious

O marvelous fleur-de-lys,

The holy fruit for us

Thou hast born specially

Ah, rose branch and sovran tree

Thou hast the flower, and fleet

Odour sweet

Whereby paradise

Shall be brought before our eyes.



Li Cuens d’Angou.

[milieu du XIIIième siècle]


The great desire sheds fragrance o'er my thinking.

My thought for you, Madame, who'rt worth so much

Hath in it pain 'gainst which there is no blinking,

You have me made and have long held me such

Still my tormented heart lies in your clutch

Which naught shall loose save Death come nigh to touch.

Except thy grace should prove my pain's unlinking.


The great desire and the keen pain behind it

Have wrought on the true heart such honest grief

That as thou gavest joy thou now dost blind it

Ah, thou wert made for pleasure past belief.

And if thou grant me never sweet relief

And if thou grant me never thy relief.

Then mercy's hid where I shall never find it.



[fin du XIIième siècle.]


Many people here miscall me.

That I sing so seldom now,

But that fair whose thoughts befall me

I know not how long, nor how,

Hath bound my thoughts so woefully

That the chains thereon appall me,

And I’ve lost all joy and glee

So doth ill fortune gall me.


She hath banished all my pleasure

And is honoured naught by this,

With some well turned lies and leisure

She might well have wrought my bliss,

Such long delay before the kiss

Overfloweth folly's measure

And for payment cries I wis,

Shame’s all I get to treasure.



Chanson à danser

de la fin du XIIième siècle.


When cometh the clear time in, eya!

That our joys we may begin, eya!

To stir up the jealous men, eya!

Is our queen to show again

what gifts she has for play


Jealousy Ha-a-i-e be gone

Go we now, so we now a dancing our own way, our own way.


Ha! ha! here doth come the king! eya!

What a temper he doth bring! eya!

Bids us dancers break our ring! eya!

Lest his lady have her fling;

His April go a Maying.


Jealousy, Ha-a-i-e be gone

Go we now, go we now, a dancing our own way, our own way.


But our sweetest lady here, eya!

Hath of old men little care, eya!

And for light-foot bachelors, eya!

Keepeth she that heart of hers, Heig-ho!

what merry straying!


Jealousy Ha-a-i-e, be gone

Go we now, go we now, a dancing our own way, our own way.




9:00-17:00: REGISTRATION

Second Floor, Project Room



Session 6A: Pound's Legacy of Friends and Family

Project Room


Chair: Andy Trevathan, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Hannu Riikonen, University of Helsinki

Jim or Mr. Joyce? Names, Titles and Forms of Address in The Cantos

Stephen Wilson, Universidade de Coimbra

“…the fire bucket, 1806 Barre Mass’chusetts…” and what that entails: The Testamentary Poetics of Ezra Pound’s Cantos.


Session 6B: Modalities for reading The Cantos

Room G01


Chair: Courtney Ruffner Grieneisen, State College of Florida

Edward McLaren, University of Edinburgh

Pound’s Spinning Top

Youngmin Kim, Linnaeus University/Dongguk University/Hangzhou Normal University

Ezra Pound‘s The Cantos and World Literature Project: Distant Reading of Scale Up/Down from a Global Perspective”

Louis de Beaumont, Independent Scholar

POUNDIAN / A Digital Approach to The Cantos


10:45-11:15: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 7A: Paradigm Shifts and The Cantos: Mauberley and Noh

Project Room


Chair: Andrew Houwen, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

Timothy J. Cook, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Modernizing Western Epic: Yeats, Pound, and H. D.

Akiko Manabe, Shiga University

Blindness and Light in Pound’s paradiso terrestre: Another Study on Noh in The Cantos, especially Kagekiyo

Yoshiko Kita, Chuo University

The Cantos and Ezra Pound’s Translation of Noh


Session 7B:

Pound’s Legacy I: The European Heritage 

Room G01


Chair: Michael Coyle, Colgate University

Charlotte Estrade, Université Paris Nanterre

Pound’s Legacy in France: The Pivotal Role of the Cahiers de L’Herne (1966 – 1997)

Emanuele Zoppellari Perale, University of Turin

Poets in Paradise: Andrea Zanzotto’s Reading of Pound’s “Paradisiacal” Cantos

Viorica Patea, Universidad de Salamanca

Make It New and the Spanish Novísimos: Pound’s Legacy in Spain


12:30-14:00: LUNCH BREAK (on your own)



Session 8A: Eurasia and The Cantos

Project Room


Chair: Akitoshi Nagahata, Nagoya University

Ryan Johnson, University of Sydney

“And the russe”: Semi-Asiatic Russian in The Cantos

Yuxin Zhang, University of Sydney

“To the Odes to escape abstract yatter”: Shijing in The Cantos

Mark Byron, University of Sydney

“The Slide of Byzantium”: The Cantos’ Other Empire


Session 8B: Pound’s Legacy II: The Scots and the Canadians

Room G01


Chair: Rhett Forman, Tarleton State University (Texas)

Giacomo Bianchino, Graduate Center, City University of New York

The School of Ezra Pound and MacDiarmid’s Methods

John Gery, University of New Orleans

Scots Poundian: The Criticism and Poetry of G.S. Fraser   

Stewart Donavan, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Ezra Pound’s Legacy in the North Country


15:15-15:45: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 9A: The Cantos and the Green World

Project Room


Chair: Stephen Romer, Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida

Finding Meaning in the Balance: Vorticism, Machine Age and the Ecocritical Breakthrough in The Cantos

Martina Kolb, Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania

Gathering from the Air a Live Tradition: Nietzsche, Pound and Kenneth White

Leonor María Martínez Serrano, Universidad de Córdoba

Being in Being: Ontological Attention in The Cantos of Ezra Pound


Session 9B: Pound’s Legacy III: The Asian Heritage

Room G01


Chair: Matz McLaughlin, Tokyo University of Science

 Duncan Poupard, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Decline of the “Ideogram” After The Cantos

Andrew Houwen, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

“Your Sacred Words”: The Cantos in the Poetry of Takahashi Mutsuo

Kent Su, Shanghai International Studies University

Poundian Legacy in Contemporary Chinese Poetry: Yang Lian’s Concentric Circles


17:00-17:30: RECEPTION                                                       Project Room



Special Event EPIC Poetry Reading                

Project Room

Chair: Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida



Silvia Falsaperla

Rhett Forman

John Gery

Jeff Grieneisen

Tony Lopez

Mary Maxwell

Matz McLaughlin

Biljana Obradovic

Stephen Romer

            and others







9:00-11:00: REGISTRATION                                         Project Room



Session 10A: Pound and the Far-Right                                          

Project Room


Chair: Anderson Araujo, University of British Columbia, Kelowna

Christian Goodwillie and Steve Yao, Hamilton College

New Evidence from the Archive: Ezra Pound, Ettore Rella, and Fascism

Andrea Rinaldi, University of Bergen

“From the wreckage of Europe”: The Legacy of The Cantos in Italian Post-War Far-Right

Julius Greve, University of Oldenburg

Broadcasting Reaction: Politics and Aesthetics in Ezra Pound and Kanye West


Session 10B: Pound’s Legacy in the Art of Translation

Room 2.39


Chair: Martina Kolb, Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania

Matz McLaughlin, Tokyo University of Science

Pound and Blackburn: Ezra Pound’s Legacy as Translator and Mentor

Joanna Trzeciak Huss, Kent State University

The Bridge to Pound: Eva Hesse, The Cantos, and Tadeusz Różewicz’s Pound Tetrology

Espen Grønlie, Oslo International School of Philosophy, Rome

Scandinavian Translations of The Cantos


10:45-11:15: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 11A: Metaphysical Pound and The Cantos

Project Room


Chair: Peter Liebregts, Leiden University

Robert von Hallberg, Claremont McKenna College

Ezra Pound, Explainer: Guide to Kulchur

James Dowthwaite, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

“All done by conversation”: Vienna and the Salon Style of Cantos XXXV and XXXVIII

Giuliana Ferreccio, Università di Torino

Ezra Pound and Richard Saint Victor: The Eye and the Mind


Session 11B: Pound’s Legacy IV: The American Heritage            

Room 2.39


Chair: Viorica Patea, Universidad de Salamanca

Daniela Daniele, Università degli studi di Udine

Pound and Zukofsky; An Unprejudiced Transatlantic Dialogue

Michael Kindellan, University of Sheffield

The Cantos and the “New American Poetry”

Tetsuo Koga, Osaka Metropolitan University

Poetic Justice and its Consequences: The Case of Pound and Amiri Baraka


12:30-13:30: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN


13:30-17:30 Excursion to Abbotsford

The bus for Abbotsford departs from Potterrow, at Bristo Square, next to McEwan Hall. The bus will be waiting. Participants must be at the bus door by 13.20 to join the excursion.


Price per person: £32 (Advance reservation required)


FRIDAY, 30 JUNE 2023




Session 12A: Post-War Pound and the Avant-Garde                

Project Room


Chair: Robert von Hallberg, Claremont McKenna College

Felix Marzillier, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities

The Poetics of Palimpsest: The German Avant-Garde Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann and the Musical Legacy of The Cantos

Courtney Ruffner Grieneisen, State College of Florida

“Razzista, Fascista, Etccetera”: Pound’s Influence on Pasolini

Francesca Cadel, University of Calgary

Ezra Pound’s Presence in Pier Paolo Pasolini Posthumous Novel, Petrolio (1992).


Session 12B: Pound and Postmodern Pedagogy                              

Room 2.39


Chair: Mark Byron, University of Sydney

Jo Brantley Berryman, California Institute of the Arts

Understanding Pound: A Paradigm Shift – McLuhan, Eisenstein, Fenollosa, and La Pia

Andy Trevathan, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

The Elephant in the Room: Teaching Pound’s Poetry


10:45-11:15: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 13: Plenary: The Classical Legacy in The Cantos        

Project Room


Chair: Massimo Bacigalupo, Università di Genova

Katerina (Kathryn) Stergiopoulou, Princeton University

Learning “a little greek” in the Late Cantos

Peter Liebregts, Leiden University

Pound, Horace and the Question of Legacy


12:30-14:00: LUNCH                                                        Ground Floor



Session 14: Plenary 3: Readings in The Cantos

Project Room


Chair: Ron Bush, Oxford University

Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh

Canto 49 – A Look from the Other Side

Akitoshi Nagahata, Nagoya University

Composition with History as a Legacy: Reading the Historical Accounts of Hideyoshi in Canto 58

Massimo Bacigalupo, Università di Genova

Between Kung and Eleusis: Canto 106   


15:15-15:45: TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Session 15: Thy True Heritage: The Future of Pound Studies

      An Open Discussion                                                                         

Project Room


Chairs: Mark Byron, University of Sydney

John Gery, University of New Orleans

Akitoshi Nagahata, Nagoya University

Roxana Preda, University of Edinburgh


17:00-17:10: PAUSE


Session 16: Business Meeting                                                            

Project Room

Chairs: Walter Baumann, University of Ulster

John Gery, University of New Orleans



BANQUET                    South Hall in the Pollock Halls complex

This location is about a 20-minute walk from 50 George Square. It can also be reached by bus: A 3-minute walk from 50 George Square to St. Patrick’s Square bus stop. Take busses #2, 30, or 33 south to the Commonwealth Pool (3 stops). From that stop, it is a 3-minute walk.

Address: 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AR

 See map here:




Glencoe – Ben Nevis – Loch Ness

 7:45 am:

Meeting point will be the same as for the Abbotsford trip. Bus stop on Potterow, at Bristo Square.

Price per person: £85 (Advance reservation required)


One-day excursion from Edinburgh to Loch Ness, along the Kelpies, Stirling, and the Wallace Monument, a brief stop at Kilmahog, a stop at historic Glencoe, and a drive by the Great Glen pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort Augustus on Loch Ness (lunch on your own). After a 50-minute boat trip on Loch Ness (included in price), the bus will return through Laggan, Blair, and Pitlochry to Edinburgh.


8:00 pm: Return to Edinburgh









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___Mon, 26 June, 2:00-3:30 pm: Visit Modernist Coll., Scottish National Library         0.00

___Mon, 26 June, 7:00-10 pm: Pre-conference gathering, to be announced                 Cash Bar

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8. Create a password 

9. Follow directions for submitting payment. 

Paying this way by credit card should not cost a separate fee, other than the conversion rate. [Note: The University of Edinburgh system of Registration requires that each person has to create a separate account, i.e. partners cannot be included with the participants, so each one attending needs to complete a separate payment]If you need assistance with this method of payment, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


To pay by PayPal(Full rate fees accepted 2 May until 20 June 2023)

Please go to www.paypal.com to log in to your account. (If you don’t have an account, click “Sign Up,” choose “Personal Account,” and fill in the relevant details.) Then:

       1. After you log in, you will be brought to your Account Summary screen (also accessible by going to https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/summary/). On the right side of the screen, click “Send.” In the field under “Send money to,” enter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and click “Next.” 

       2. In the screen that pops up, please select “Sending to a friend” to avoid fees being assessed to the EPIC committee.

       3. In the next screen, type in the dollar amount you are sending, click on “USD” in the drop-down menu below that, then scroll down and click “Continue.” 

       4. The next screen will ask how you want to pay, via the payment information you entered when you signed up for an account. If you're paying domestically, and using your own PayPal balance or bank account, you won't be charged a fee. If you're paying domestically, and using a credit or debit card, you will be charged a fee. If you're paying internationally, you will be charged a fee. Once you have chosen your method of payment, click “Next.”

       5. This will bring you to the final screen, which will show you the amount of any fees to be assessed and give you the option to change your payment method. Once you've verified these details, click “Send Payment Now.” For PayPal's full fee breakdown, go to: https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees.


To pay by check in dollarsPlease mail a printed copy of the Registration Form together with a check or money order for the total amount in U.S. dollars made out to “Ezra Pound International Conference” (or “John Gery”by 1 May 2023 (Full rate fees accepted until 20 June 2023) to: 

John Gery/Ezra Pound International Conference 

Department of Language & Literature 

University of New Orleans 

New Orleans, LA 70148-2315 USA      


NOTE: However you pay, please make sure your name appears on your payment, so EPIC can identify it . If not, please send a copy of confirmed payment (as name appears on payment) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Thank You!







The conference will take place in the English Department of the University of Edinburgh, at 50 George Square. 

 50GSQ with park

If you fly to Edinburgh:

From the airport to the city, expect a 25-30 min travel time. 

When you go out of arrivals, it will be at one of the doors shown on the map, but most likely at the one between points H and G; turn left and walk along the terminal building looking for the signs. You will see the stops for various busses on your right-hand side. Further right, you will see a tower with a car park.

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By Bus – The bus you need to take you to Edinburgh city centre is called Airlink 100 (point A on the map) You can buy your ticket on the bus from the driver, using your bank card or cash. The cost for a single ticket is £4.50. You can also purchase an open-ended return ticket for £7.50. Airlink will start from its stop at the airport every ten minutes and the ride will take approx. 25 minutes, depending on traffic. Its final stop will be opposite the Waverley Train Station.

By tram – Trams are highly visible once you reach the A point where the Airlink 100 bus stop is. They depart every 7 minutes, between 7am and 7pm, and every 15 minutes outwith these hours, with an end-to-end journey of just 30 minutes. A single fare will cost £6.50; the ticket will need to be purchased at the kiosk on the tram platform. See point 7 on the map.

The tram takes you right along Princes Street to Waverley Station. See the route here.

See tram ticket options here.

By taxi – In order to get to the East terminus taxi rank, you’ll have to walk under a covered passageway next to the trams platform, as shown on the map at point 3. The ride will take approximately 25 minutes to the city centre, and cost around £20-30.


If you come to Edinburgh BY TRAIN.

Edinburgh is very well connected to all parts of the UK. Trains to and from London and Glasgow run every half hour. The main railway station of Edinburgh, WAVERLEY STATION, is on Princes Street in the city centre. Taxis are available at the exits on Market Street and Waverley Bridge.

If you plan to come by train, it is advisable to buy your ticket well in advance, to ensure a better price. Book it on Trainline.











Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh

Opening hours 9.30 – 18.00  (last entry 17.00)

It is recommended to set aside at least 2 hours to see the main attractions at Edinburgh Castle. 

Book your ticket in advance to avoid the queues and ensure a better price. 

Book tickets online here: Edinburgh Castle



This is the official royal residence in Edinburgh.

Address: Canongate, Edinburgh

Opening hours; 9.30 – 18.30. Last admission: 16.30.

29 June – 7 July 2023 - Palace closed

Book tickets online here: Holyrood Palace

Go to website


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Arthurs seat

Best route of access from 50 George Square is to go towards Pollock’s Halls and head straight for the hills. Then follow to the right, on Queen’s Drive up and around the hill. The walk will bring you to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament, at the bottom of the Royal Mile.


arthurs seat route map







Address: The Mound, Edinburgh

Opening hours: 10.00 – 17.00

Free entrance.

Go to website

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Address: 73 Belford Rd., Edinburgh

Opening hours: 10.00-17.00

Free entrance.

Go to website




Address: 75 Belford Rd.

Opening hours: 10.00-17.00

Free entrance.

Go to website.




The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has two entrances:

West Gate on Arboretum Place (EH3 5NZ) 

East Gate on Inverleith Row (EH3 5LP). 

Bus: The West Gate (John Hope Gateway visitor centre) on Arboretum Place is served by Lothian Buses 29, 42 and 24 via Stockbridge and the Majestic Bus Tour (0131 220 0770). The Garden's East Gate entrance on Inverleith Row is served by bus routes 8, 23 and 27 from the City Centre.


From 50 George Square, the best links are bus 8 for the East Gate (stop: RBG Inverleith) and bus 29 (stop: Dean Park Street) for the West Gate.

Time to get there ca. 20-25 mins.

Note: Shop and café are near the West Gate. Bus stop is nearer at the East Gate.

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

Entrance to the gardens is free.

Go to website




Address: Roslin village

There is a regular bus service to and from Roslin village. From Edinburgh city centre, look for a Lothian Service 37 and check that it says ‘Penicuik/ Deanburn’ at the front of the bus (if in doubt, ask the driver!). The journey from the city centre will take around 45 to 60 minutes and there are stops on Princes Street (shop side) or North Bridge. The bus comes into Roslin village and the Chapel is just a few minutes’ walk from the bus stop at the Original Rosslyn Hotel.

The bus no 37 stop nearest 50 George Square is at Patrick Square. The bus stop to get off is Original Rosslyn Hotel. See bus 37 route here

As the bus drive is rather long, a viable option would be to share a taxi. Book online.

Opening hours: 9.00-17.00. Last admission 15.30.

Book tickets 

Go to website 










There is a wide variety of places to sleep in Edinburgh. Our conference site at 50 George Square is in the very heart of the Old Town, some 5 minutes' walk to Royal Mile. It is situated at the corner of a small square park that students use for lounging, enjoying the sun, having their lunches and conversing peripatetically. If they care to make a few extra steps, they will find themselves on the Meadows, where they can run, have picnics, bring the family for a Sunday brunch, play tennis and golf.

 george square map


Websites to check for accommodation near 50 George Square:



This website lists hotels near the university and our conference site. Once you are on the hotel webpage, please change the standard dates of visit at the top to put in your personal ones. Pay attention to the distances given under the name of the hotel. Use the map feature in the upper left corner, to give you an orientation as to the placement of the hotel. 

The webpage lists the very best places available near the university. If you see “Quartermile” in the description, be sure that what you will get is a luxury room at 5 minutes’ walk away from our conference site. To give you an idea, on the map above, "Residence Inn by Marriott" is in the Quartermile. 



This website is very inclusive, as apart from hotel rooms, it lists apartments and hostel rooms to rent in a variety of price levels.


University Hotels

Our university service provider, Edinburgh First, manages three hotels near the university. Their main advantage is proximity to Arthur’s Seat, one of the most picturesque places in town. Walking distance from our conference site to Scott Hotel and Scholar Hotel is ca. 18 minutes. KM Hotels and Apartments is 6 minutes’ walk away. 

See also the individual websites to each hotel managed by Edinburgh First:

The Scott Hotel

The Scholar Hotel

KM Hotels and Apartments



Here you will find more affordable places to sleep, not far from our conference site. Looking at the map on the webpage, get an orientation by searching for the green square next to a larger green space. Our conference is in the upper corner of the green square. 



This is the place to look for inexpensive places to sleep in Edinburgh. Pay particular attention to the distance from the hostel to our conference site. On the site of booking.com you will also find university rooms at very reasonable prices. These will be at the Pollock Halls, some 18 minutes' walking distance to our conference site.



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