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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Elizabeth Bishop’s Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After

[For the convenience of participants (and to excite the envy of the rest of our readership) we provide the schedule of today's activities at the EB conference, currently underway in Sheffield]

DAY 2 
Friday 26th June

Coffee (8.30-9am)

Panel 5 (9-10.40am)

5 Brazil/Brasil 
Dining Room

Chair: Angus Cleghorn (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada)
Neil Besner (University of Winnipeg, Canada) Flores Raras e Banalíssimas/Rare and Commonplace Flowers: Brazil, Bishop, and Biography
Maria Lúcia Milléo Martins (Univerisade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil) Elizabeth Bishop: Eros in brushstrokes of light and shade
Elizabeth Neely (Texas Wesleyan University, USA) Losing and Finding Bishop in Brasil
Regina Przybycien (Jagiellonian University, Poland) Bishop’s Brazil/Brasil’s Bishop 25 years ago and today

Coffee (10.40-11am)

Panel 6A and 6B (11-12)

6A Forms of (Auto)Biography 
Dining Room

Chair: Heather Treseler (Worcester State University, USA)
Vidyan Ravinthiran (Durham University, UK) “Manuelzinho” and Me
Laura Helyer (University of Southampton, Chichester, UK) Imagining the Life of Gertrude Bulmer Bishop: Travels Between Verse and Prose

6B Another Sense of Self 
Ennis Room

Chair: Ruth Hawthorn (Independent Scholar)
Marcel Inhoff (University of Bonn, Germany) Elizabeth Bishop's sacred exteriors
Arsevi Seyran (Stony Brook University, USA) Negative Capability in “Filling Station”: Who Loves Us All?

Plenary Lecture (12-1pm)

Linda Anderson (Newcastle University, UK) A Palimpsestic Journey: Repetition and Remembering in Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry Dining Room

Lunch (1-2pm) Sharman Room

Panel 7A and 7B (2-3.20pm)

7A Change and Transformation 
Dining Room

Chair: Stephen Burt (Harvard University, USA)
Philip McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast) Elizabeth Bishop’s Work of Fire
Angelica Nuzzo (City University of New York, USA) “… every so often the world is bound to shake”: Elizabeth Bishop’s Questions of Travel and Life Change
Katrina Mayson (University of Sheffield) Elizabeth Bishop: A “bad case of the Threes”; one, two and (an)other

7B Home and/as “Elsewhere”  
Ennis Room

Chair: Anna Barton (University of Sheffield, UK)
Miyuki Amano (Prefectural University of Hiroshima) Understanding why “In the Village” is at the very heart of Elizabeth Bishop’s Questions of Travel
Brian Bartlett (St. Mary’s University, Canada) Bishop at the Movies
Mark Bauer (University of California, Berkeley, USA) The Elsewhere of Memory: Bishop’s Poems of Childhood in Questions of Travel

Coffee (3.20-4.40)

Last Letters: A roundtable on Lota de Macedo Soares’s Correspondence (3.40-4.40pm) 
Dining Room 

Chair: Jonathan Ellis (University of Sheffield, UK)

The roundtable will begin with a short paper by Dave Hoak (Independent Scholar) entitled Proofs of Love: The Last Letters of Lota de Macedo Soares. Other participants include Regina Przybycien, Lloyd Schwartz and Thomas Travisano.

Wine Tasting (5-7pm) 
The Library
[Organised by Richard Mason]

Poetry Reading (7.30-8.30pm) 
Dining Room

Readings by Paul Batchelor, Frances Leviston, Conor O’Callaghan, and Caitríona O’Reilly

BBQ (8.30pm start) 
Music Room and Garden/Terrace

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