to the online home of the Canadian Literature Symposium, an annual event
hosted by the Department of English at the University of Ottawa.
1972, the symposium has brought together thousands of Canadian and international
scholars for the purpose of exploring particular topics relevant to the Canadian
literatures. In conjunction with the University of Ottawa Press, the symposium
has facilitated the publication of over thirty books of criticism, beginning in
1973 with The Grove Symposium, the first volume in the press's highly respected
Reappraisals: Canadian Writers series.
the years, the Canadian Literature Symposium has shed new light on the work of
such writers as Archibald Lampman, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Leacock, Margaret
Laurence, and Al Purdy, and addressed such topics as Canadian-American literary
relations, translation, the Canadian short story, Canadian modernism, children's
literature, and Canadian postcolonial theory. Together, the Symposium and the
Reappraisals book series have provided an invaluable opportunity for readers and
researchers to contribute to an ongoing re-examination of the history and theory
of Canadian literary practice.
next symposium, the 34th in the series is Double-Takes: Intersections Between
Canadian Literature and Film and will take place from May 1-3, 2009. Click
through for the CFP - UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been EXTENDED to October 10, 2008.
Featured keynote speaker will be novelist and screenwriter Paul Quarrington (WHALE
MUSIC, THE RAVINE), and other guest keynote presenters include Peter Dickinson
(SCREENING GENDER, FRAMING GENRE), Katherine Monk (WEIRD SEX AND SNOWSHOES), and
Jim Lynch (CANADIAN FILM).
previous symposium was entitled Re: Reading the Postmodern and took place
on May 9-11, 2008. Please visit the program page for
the conference schedule and paper abstracts.
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