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

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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


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

9:00—10:30 a.m. Session

Space, Orientation and Disorientation
Location: Haliburton Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Louise Burley

• David Jarraway, University of Ottawa, “‘The Play Between the Spaces’: Elizabeth Bishop, Frank Gehry, and The Problematic of ‘Home’”
• Paola Nardi, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, “Creolized spaces in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop”
• Ross Leckie, University of New Brunswick, “Disorientation, Blank Spots, and Vertigo in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop”

Money and Science
Location: Board Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Cynthia Messenger

• Eric Lindstrom, University of Vermont, “Money, Painting, and ‘Poem’: Elizabeth Bishop’s World Picture”
• Leslie Wooten, Arizona State University, “Elizabeth Bishop: Revisioning Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection”
• Kristen Reed, University College – Virginia Commonwealth University, “Symmetry and
Self: Martin Gardner, Elizabeth Bishop, and ‘The Gentleman of Shalott’”

10:45 a.m. – Loading of bus

11:00 a.m. – Depart for Great Village

12:30 p.m. – Arrive in Great Village

12:30—2:30 p.m. Box lunch pick up – St. James United Church – Touring Great Village and the Elizabeth Bishop House – Tour Guides: Sandra Barry, Jonathan Ellis

2:30—4:00 p.m. Session

Sanctuary, St. James United Church
Chair: Sandra Barry

Literally In the Village
• Brian Bartlett reading “In Bishop’s Village”
• Tomas Travisano, Hartwick College, “Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of Three Nations?”
• Michiru Oguchi, Japan, “The ‘Pitch’ of the Village”
• Susie DeCoste, University of Waterloo, “‘How Late to Have Begun Your Travels!: Maritime Regional Identity in Bishop’s ‘Memories of Uncle Neddy’”

4:15 p.m. – Depart from Great Village

5:45 p.m. – Arrive in Halifax

6:00—7:30 p.m. – Free time

7:30—9:00 p.m.

Marie Claire Blais on Elizabeth Bishop – Alumni Hall

9:00 p.m. – Post talk reception – King’s University Library

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