"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Friday, June 10, 2011

TODAY'S EVENTS -- "It Must Be Nova Scotia: Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop"

FRIDAY, 10 JUNE 2011

8:00—9:00 a.m. Registration/Coffee – 2nd floor Arts & Administration Building, Kings University.

9:00—10:30 a.m. Sessions

Key West

Location: Board Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Ross Leckie

• Zachariah Wells, University of New Brunswick, “The Literary Litter of the Littoral-Minded: Elizabeth Bishop’s Ideas of Disorder at Key West”
• Adele Barclay, McGill University, “Subjective Geographies: Questions of Epistemology, Poetry, and Place in Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry and Letters”
• Marvin Campbell, University of Virginia, “‘Doing More with Key West’: Elizabeth Bishop’s Hemispheric Turn”


Location: Haliburton Room (A&A Building)
Chair: John Barnstead

• Orlando Jose Hernandez, Hostos Community College-CUNY, “Elizabeth Bishop and Translation: A Geography of Cultural Exchanges”
• Elzbieta Wojcik-Leese, University of Copenhagan, “How Clouds Change Shape in Eighteen Words: ‘Sestina’ and its Two Polish Translations”
• Shao-Pin Luo, Dalhousie University, “The ‘One Art’ of Translation: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese Translations of Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘One Art’”

10:30—11:00 a.m. Coffee Break – President’s Lodge

11:00a.m.—12:30 p.m. Sessions

Geography IV

Location: Haliburton Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Susie DeCoste

• Linda Anderson, Newcastle University, UK, “Dubious Topography: Space and Time in Bishop’s ‘The End of March’”
• J.R. Carpenter, University College Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, “Writing Coastlines: Estuaries, Islands and Beaches in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop”
• Kelly C. MacPhail, Université de Montreal, “Geography of the Poem: Elizabeth Bishop’s Form and the Production of Meaning”

Bishop and Others (Herbert, Hopkins, Moore, Auden, Heaney)

Location: Board Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Brian Bartlett

• Jonathan Ellis, University of Sheffield, UK, “Bishop’s England”
• Vidyan Ravinthiran, Balliol College, Oxford, UK, “Auden and Bishop: Another Look at ‘At the Fishhouses’”
• Connor O’Callaghan, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, “Hyphens by Hopkins: The Compounding Influence of Hopkins on Bishop, of Bishop on Heaney”

12:30—1:30 p.m. LUNCH – Prince Hall

1:30—2:30 p.m. Session

Reminiscences of Elizabeth Bishop

Location: Alumni Hall
Alexander MacLeod in conversation with David Staines about Elizabeth Bishop.

2:30—3:00 p.m. Coffee Break – 2nd floor Arts and Admin. Building (outside Board Room)

3:00—4:30 p.m. Sessions

On “Crusoe in England”

Location: Haliburton Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Peter O’Brien

• Sue Goyette reading: “On Hearing Elizabeth Bishop Read Her ‘Crusoe in England’”
• David Wheatley, University of Hull, UK, “‘Now I live here, another island’: Elizabeth Bishop, ‘Crusoe in England’, and the Importance of Elsewhere”
• Sara Meyer, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel, “The ‘Un-Rediscovered, Un-Renamable’ Island—Exile, Placenessess, and the Poetics of Autobiography in Bishop’s ‘Crusoe in England’”

Miniature and Maternal

Location: Haliburton Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Len Diepeveen

• Anne Shifrer, Utah State University, “Home Bodies: The Somatic in Elizabeth Bishop’s May Swenson’s Recollections of Home”
• Anne Koval, Mount Allison University, “The Miniature World of Elizabeth Bishop”

5:30—7:30 p.m. – Official Reception – President’s Lodge (food and wine)

7:30—9:30 p.m.

Colm Tóibín on Elizabeth Bishop.
Location: Alumni Hall

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