Michael Parker regularly contributes to academic and non-academic events in the UK and worldwide, delivering lectures, presentations and conference papers. He is currently employed as a Part-Time Tutor by Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education and in July 2016 was appointed Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University.
Extract from Michael Parker’s contribution to a British Academy Public Event in December 2012, examining Czeslaw Milosz’s influence on Heaney from the early 1980s onwards. Filmed by Jude Parker.
During late November-early December 2017, I had the opportunity to visit the University of Gothenburg, as the result of an invitation from Professor Britta Olinder and the Humanities Department. Aleksandra and I ran a two-hour seminar for students and staff on ‘Czeslaw Milosz in Translation: Crossing Cultures’. As well as talking about the issues arising from … Continued
Seamus Heaney’s fascination with the work of Polish poets is the subject of a presentation Michael will be giving on Saturday 28 April 2018 at 2.00 p.m. at the Seamus Heaney Home Place in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland. It will focus mainly on Heaney’s ‘discovery’ of Czesław Miłosz’s work in 1980-1 when Poland’s free trade union … Continued
As part of the campaign accompanying the launch of Andrzej Franaszek’s Miłosz: A Biography translated by Aleksandra and Michael Parker for Harvard University Press, this piece was submitted to a Chicago Bookstore site. It offers a reading of Czeslaw Milosz’s most remarkable, enduring sequences, ‘The World: A Naïve Poem’, which was written in 1943, when … Continued