2012: University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University

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

Saturday, May 26

1. 12:15-1:20pm: Canadian/Contemporary
Chair: David A. Kent (Centennial)

Neil Querengesser (Concordia UC): “The Last Temptation of Christ?: ‘to be language, not the Word’ in Stephen Scobie’s Gospel

Michael John DiSanto (Algoma): “George Whalley’s Unpublished Poetry”

Sunday, May 27

2. 12:15-1:20pm: Pope/Clare
Chair: Margo Swiss (York)

Katherine Quinsey (Windsor): “‘Thou Great First Cause’: Confessional Poetics in an Age of Satire”

Shalon Noble (Western): “John Clare’s Biblical Paraphrases”

3. 5:00-6:45pm: Rowan Williams and the Making of the Christian Imagination
Chair: Norm Klassen (St. Jerome’s University)

Deborah Bowen (Redeemer UC): “‘Generative excess’: God, the Artist, and The Archbishop of Canterbury”

Andrew Atkinson (WLU, Brantford, and St. Jerome’s): “Faith in Faith vs. Epektasis: Rowan Williams and Amy Hungerford on Mysticism and Language”

Norm Klassen (St. Jerome’s University): “What a World Is: Coherence in the Thought of Rowan Williams”

Monday, May 28

4. 10:30am-12:00pm: (ACCUTE/CLSG) Flannery O’Connor
Chair: George Piggford (Stonehill College, MA)

George Piggford (Stonehill College, MA): “‘I Looked Up and He Looked Down’: Martin Buber, Flannery O’Connor, and ‘Revelation'”

Jocelyn Williams (St. Mary’s UC): “All God’s: Children in Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction”

Irwin H. Streight (RMC, Kingston): “Flannery O’Connor’s North”

5. 12:15-1:20pm: 19th Century
Chair: Michael John DiSanto (Algoma)

Heather Jones (Fraser Valley): “Wisdom Literature and Protestant Poetry: The Book of Psalms, Milton, and Charles Heavysege’s Sonnets”

D.M.R. Bentley (Western): “Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Painter Pictures, Robert Browning’s ‘Art-Poems,’ and the End of the Pre-Raphaelitism”

6. 5:00-6:45pm: “Placing John Terpstra: A Reading and Conversation”
Chair: Deborah Bowen (Redeemer UC), with guest John Terpstra