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

Sunday, June 12, 2011

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

SUNDAY, 12 JUNE 2011

Coffee – 2nd floor A&A Building

9:00—10:30 a.m. Sessions

Geography V
Location: Haliburton Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Jonathan Ellis

• Sandra Barry, “Shipwrecks and Housewrecks: Elizabeth Bishop’s Sable Island Journal”
• Silvia Maria Guerra Anastásio, Federal University of Bahai, “A Haven for Elizabeth Bishop.”
• Corey Clawson, Utah State University, “Poetic Flyways: Birds as Poets and Travelers in thePoetry and Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson”

Ekphrasis, Rhetoric and Autobiograpy
Location: Board Room (A&A Building)
Chair: Deborah Kennedy

• Joshua Steffey, Marquette University, WI, “Elizabeth Bishop Looking: Portraits of the Artist as a Blind Woman”
• Cynthia Messenger, University of Toronto, “The Rhetoric of an American Voice in Bishop’s Letters and Verse”
• Andre Furlani, Concordia University, “‘irrepairable (rhyme)’: Elizabeth Bishop’s Homesickness”

10:30—11:00 a.m. Coffee Break – 2nd floor A&A Building

11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Finale: Round Table
Location: Alumni Hall
Chair: Alexander MacLeod
Participants: Eleanor Cook, Suzie LeBlanc, Colm Tóibín, Thomas Travisano


2:00-3:30 p.m., boarding at 1:45 p.m.

Halifax Harbour Cruise (http:www.mtcw.ca/FleetMarII.php), together with participants
from the “a past that never has been present”: International Art – Philosophy –
History Conference (www.originary past.ca) aboard the Mar II Departure from Queen’s
Wharf (behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Lower Water Street). Free of
charge (with cash bar on board)

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