2010: Concordia University

Conference Chairs: Margo Swiss (York) and David A. Kent (Centennial College)

Friday, May 28

1. 6:00-7:30pm: Modern/Contemporary
Chair: Greg Maillet (Crandall University)

Ken Jacobsen (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial U): “Prophetic Hermeneutics: Northrop Frye’s Imaginative Literalism”

Janice Fiamengo (Ottawa): “Julian Barnes on the Loss of God”

Saturday, May 29

2. 11:45-1:15pm: Medieval/Pope
Chair: Margo Swiss (York)

Matthew Brendan Scribner (Queen’s): “Female Epistemologies of Pain in the Towneley Buffeting and Scourging

Katherine M. Quinsey (Windsor): “‘Charms strike the Sight, but Merit wins the Soul’: constructions of female spirituality in the early poems of Pope”

3. 6:00-7:30pm: Herrick/Wordsworth
Chair: David A. Kent (Centennial)

Abram Steen (Crandall University): “Poetry and Ritual Form: the Case of Robert Herrick”

Suzanne Stewart (St. Francis Xavier): “Child of Nature, Child of God: William Wordsworth and the Concept of Childhood Divinity”

Sunday, May 30

4. 11:45-1:15pm: Special Session on Canadian Literature in Memory of Barbara Pell
Chair: Janice Fiamengo (Ottawa)

D.M.R. Bentley (Western): “Stephen Leacock’s Satire of the High Church: Dean Drone and the ‘Beacon on the Hill’ in Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Greg Maillet (Crandall University): “‘God Is’ in The Lost Highway and Mercy Among the Children: Paradox, Peace, and the Existential Power of Christian Faith”

5. 6:00-7:30pm: George Whalley: Poet and Scholar
Chair: Michael DiSanto (Algoma)

John Baxter (Dalhousie): “George Whalley and Shakespeare”

John Ferns (emeritus, McMaster): “War and Love in George Whalley’s ‘Battle Pattern’ and ‘Dunster'”

Trygve Bratteteig (ret., Toronto Public Library): “Multiple Forms of Navigation: A Validation”

Monday, May 31

6. 11:45-1:15pm: Canadian
Chair: David A. Kent (Centennial)

Kathleen Patchell (Ottawa): “Glossolalia in Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God

David A. Kent (Centennial): “Kathleen Coburn and Avison’s Winter Sun

Neil Querengesser (Concordia University College of Alberta): “‘Genius Volcanic in the Interstices’: The Sacramental Poetry of Susan McCaslin”