Celebrating the Study of Canadian Literature: Past, Present and Future
Two talks by invited professors will be open free of charge to the public at the upcoming “Canadian Literatures and Time” conference to be held March 23 and March 24, 2017 in College Hall of the Morrin Centre, Quebec City. It is co-organized by the graduate student associations of the English Literature program at Université Laval and the Canadian Comparative Literature program at Université de Sherbrooke.
Dr. Katherine McLeod, who teaches in the English Department of Concordia University, will be giving a presentation entitled: “‘Poetry – Here, Now, and Then’: A Talk on Audio-Visual Literary Archives and Phyllis Webb’s 1967 CBC-TV Program, Extension” from 2:30 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. on Thursday March 23. This is part of Dr. McLeod’s research into how the CBC radio archives serve as literary archives.
Guest of Honour, Dr. Roxanne Rimstead, who is Professor of Comparative Canadian Literature and English and Intercultural Studies at Université de Sherbrooke, will be giving a talk entitled “Time is on our side, yes it is!: The Evolution of Comparative Canadian Literature as a Set of Practices” from 2:30 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017. Her comparative research into Canada’s English- and French-language literature has examined prison writing, poverty narratives, and writers on the social margins.
“On the occasion of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the research of these scholars gives a window into the exciting and diverse ways the rich variety of literature from Canada can be studied comparatively,” says Aurélie Roy, president of the Association des étudiantes et étudiants gradués en littératures d’expression anglaise de l’Université Laval (AÉGLÉA).
“The Literary and Historical Society, which manages the Morrin Centre, has a long history of contributing to the promotion and development of Canadian literature. We can’t think of a more appropriate place to hold the conference,” adds Carrie Lynn Evans, vice-president of AÉGLÉA. “Student researchers will be speaking on topics ranging from the translation of narratives of the past and future, film adaptations, and cross-platform storytelling.”
For more information contact:
Aurélie Roy, president of the Association des étudiantes et étudiants gradués en littératures d’expression anglaise de l’Université Laval (AÉGLÉA)
Carrie Lynn Evans, vice-president of the Association des étudiantes et étudiants gradués en littératures d’expression anglaise de l’Université Laval (AÉGLÉA)
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