2014: Brock University

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

Day 1: Saturday, May 24

12:15 to 1:15pm: Canadian
Chair: Elizabeth Popham (Trent)

Nathan Dueck (St. Mary’s University College): “‘saint and’: bpNichol’s The Martyrology: Book 3 and Paul’s Qualifications for Apostleship”

John Van Rys (Redeemer University College): “Violating Goodness: Trauma and Memory in Guy Vanderhaeghe’s Western Trilogy Abstract”

5:00 to 7:00pm: Mennonite Literary Studies: New Directions
Chair: Hildi Froese Tiessen (Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo)

Robert Zacharias (Waterloo): “Mennonite? Canadian? Literature?”

Grace Kehler (McMaster): “Heeding the Wounded Storyteller of Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness”

Jesse Hutchinson (Waterloo): “‘Something much bigger than my little thoughts’: Community vs. the self in Katie Funk Wiebe’s memoir, You Never Gave Me a Name

Paul Tiessen (Wilfrid Laurier): “Following Sheila Watson: Jack McClelland, Frank Newfeld, and the publication of Rudy Wiebe’s Peace Shall Destroy Many

Hildi Froese Tiessen (Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo): “Transitions in Mennonite Literature: Writing in a New Register”

Day 2: Sunday, May 25

12:15 to 1:15pm: Shakespeare and Pope
Chair: Margo Swiss (York)

Abram Steen (Crandall University): “Reform and Re-enchantment: A Shakespearean Dynamic”

Katherine Quinsey (Windsor): “The Last Pen for Freedom: Satire and Suffering in Pope”

5:00 to 7:00pm: Nineteenth-Century Christian Contestations: Matter and Spirit
Chair: Grace Kehler (McMaster)

Emily Hill (McMaster): “Who Embodies the Spirit?: Josephine Butler and the Politics of Perverse Incarnation”

Travis Kroeker (McMaster): “Darkness Unveiled: The Apocalypse of Chrapitalism in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Wiebe (McMaster): “Broken Ground: Land, Religious Identity, and Political Contests Among Prairie Mennonites and Métis”

Day 3: Monday, May 26

12:15 to 1:15pm: Nineteenth Century
Chair: Michael DiSanto (Algoma University)

D.M.R. Bentley (Western): “Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘For an Annunciation Early German’: Einfühlung, Inspiration, and Significance”

Suzanne Stewart (St. Francis Xavier): “Dorothy Wordsworth and Gerard Manley Hopkins: Suffering and Beauty Interlaced”

5:00 to 7:00pm: Contemporary Prose
Chair: Deborah Bowen (Redeemer University College)

Andrew Connolly (Carleton): “Appalachian Pentecostalism in the works of Lee Smith”

Deborah Bowen (Redeemer University College): “Magic Realism or Miraculous Fiction? Reading Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River

Doug Sikkema (Waterloo): “Wendell Berry: The Sacramental Earth”