2011 (Fredericton)

Fredericton, New-Brunswick 2011

ACQL 2011 Annual Conference

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

May 28, 29 & 30, 2011
University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Mobility and Migration in Canadian and Quebec Literatures

OFFICIAL PROGRAM (pdf)

Saturday May 28, 2011

8:30-9:00
Singer Hall 150-51 UNB:
Coffee

9:00-10:15
Session 1A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Migration, Immigration, and Multiculturalism 1
Session Chair: Élise Lepage

1. “Mobility and Cultural Contamination in Rawi Hage’s Cockroach,” Mark Libin, University of Manitoba
2. « Portrait de l’exilé en perpétuel retour dans le roman autobiographique de Dany Laferrière », Daniela Tomescu, University of Western Ontario
3. « Mémoire de la migration et de la colonisation de l’Ouest canadien dans les romans canadien-français de années 1920-1930», Nova Doyon, Université Laval

9:00-10:15
Session 1B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Texts in Migration: Intertextuality
Session chair: Adam Beardsworth

1. “A Modest Proposal: Grotesque Complicity in Don LePan’s Animals,” Paul Keen, Carleton University
2. “Reconsidering Frédéric Houde: Authorship, Plagiarism, and the French-Canadian Historical Novel,” Andrea Cabajsky, Université de Moncton
3. “Remembering the Hébertian Way: Anne Hébert’s Kamouraska, the Fairy Tale Intertext, and Collective Memory,” Melissa Li Sheung Ying, Queen’s University

10:15-11:00
Coffee break

11:00-12:00
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Keynote Address
« L’énigme du départ », François Paré, Université de Waterloo

Session Chair: Lucie Hotte

In collaboration with l’Association des professeur-e-s de français des universités et collèges canadiens / Presented with the support of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

12:00-1:30
Lunch

1:30-2:45
Session 2A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Migration, Immigration, and Multiculturalism 2
Session chair: Wendy Roy

1. “Re-map, Re-cover and Re-perform: Interdiscursivity and the Poetry of Wayde Compton,” Joanne Leow, University of Toronto
2. “Towards an Organic Acceptance: Multiculturalism and Cereus Blooms at Night,” Fergus Baird, Concordia University
3. « La théâtralité dans La vie de biais (2002) de Gaëtan Brulotte », Steven Urquhart, University of Lethbridge

1:30-2:45
Session 2B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

French/Canadian Modernisms 1: History
Session chair: Sophie Marcotte

1. “The Metropole in Montréal: Le Nigog and Avant-garde Periodical Production in Québec,” Emily Ballantyne and Matt Huculak, Dalhousie University
2. “‘Canada’s Lost Modernist Youth’: John Glassco’s Translation of Saint-Denys Garneau,” Vanessa Lent, Dalhousie University
3. « La migration du symbolisme parisien au Canada français et sa réception à l’épreuve du nationalisme: le cas de la poésie d’Émile Nelligan », Sarah Alharbi, Université de Guelph

2:45-3:00
Coffee Break

3:00-4:15
Session 3A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

In the city: Urbanism and Capitalism 
Session chair: Sara Jamieson

1. “Urban Solitudes: Canadian Cities and the Immobility of Immigration,” Orly Lael Netzer, Tel Aviv University
2. ” ‘Dead Shopping Malls’: Canadian Cultural Responses to Late Capitalism,” Kit Dobson, Mount Royal University
3. “Transient Urbanism: The British North America Act and Irene Baird’s Waste Heritage,” Brandon McFarlane, University of Toronto

3:00-4:15
Session 3B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

French/Canadian Modernisms 2: History
Session chair: Vanessa Lent

1. “A Modernist Collaboratory in Canada: Un Collaboratoire moderniste au Québec,” Dean Irvine, Dalhousie University
2. « Alexandre Chenevert et The Cashier: chronique d’une réception annoncée », Sophie Marcotte, Concordia University

4:15-5:30
Singer Hall 151 UNB:
Round table: Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project, 
with Emily Robins Sharpe, Pennsylvania State University, E.M. Kondusky, Saint Thomas University, Adam Beardsworth and Michael DiSanto, Algoma University, Marc Fortin, Queen’s University, Alicia Fahey, Trent University, Dancy Mason and Katherine Shwetz, Dalhousie University

6:00-7:30
Harriet Irving Library 100 (Milham Room) UNB:
Gabrielle Roy Prize Reception

Sunday May 29, 2011

9:00-10:15
Session 4A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Gendered Space 1 
Session chair: Steven Urquhart

1. « Vers une poétique de la migration. Les voix romanesques chez Abla Farhoud », Cécilia Francis, Université Saint-Thomas
2. « A mi-chemin entre deux mondes. Parcours féminins chez Ying Chen », Gabrielle Parker, Middlesex University
3. “Migrant Hospitality,” Eileen Sivert, University of Minnesota

9:00-10:15
Session 4B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Traversing Boundaries in New Brunswick Literatures 1 
Session chair: Thomas Hodd

1. “Gothic Foundations: Julia Beckwith Hart’s St. Ursula’s Convent; or, the Nun of Canada (1824),” Cynthia Sugars, University of Ottawa
2. “New Brunswick Loyalist Writing: Immediate Impact to Post-Confederation Legacy,” Gwendolyn Davies, University of New Brunswick
3. “Nineteenth-Century Literary Migrations: Crossing the Porous U.S. / New Brunswick Border in Mrs. William T. Savage’s Rediscovered Novel Miramichi (1865), Tony Tremblay, St. Thomas University

10:15-10:45
Coffee Break
Singer Hall 151 UNB:
Book launch
Tony Tremblay. David Adams Richards of the Miramichi: A Biographical Introduction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

10:45-12:00
Session 5A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Gendered Space 2 
Session chair: Sara Jamieson

1.”The Internet as Archive?: Researching the Web Migration of Early Twentieth-Century Canadian Women’s Popular Authors in the Early Twenty-First Century,” Wendy Roy, University of Saskatchewan
2. “‘There’s enough room in this world’: Constructions of Identity and Place in Kathleen Winter’s Annabel,” Mareike Neuhaus, University of Toronto

10:45-12:00
Session 5B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Traversing Boundaries in New Brunswick Literatures 2 
Session chair: Herb Wyile

1. “‘What I Want is Stone’: Notes on Elizabeth Brewster’s Modernisms,” J.A. Weingarten, McGill University
2. “‘Others of their own kind’: A Critical Reassessment of Alden Nowlan and John Thompson,” Adam Beardsworth, Algoma University
3. “Representations of Region in Child of God and The Coming of Winter,” Peter Thompson, Carleton University

12:00-1:30
Lunch

1:30-2:45
Session 6A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Interior Migration
Session chair: Cécilia Francis

1. « Parcours et mobilité de la communauté dans l’œuvre poétique de René Lapierre », Ève Dubois-Bergeron, Université du Québec à Montréal
2. « La marginalité en nouvelles chez Christiane Frenette et Lise Tremblay », Élise Lepage, University of Waterloo
3. « ‘Étrangers du dedans’: marginalité et excentrement dans La héronnière de Lise Tremblay », Michel Nareau, Collège militaire royal du Canada, Kingston

1:30-2:45
Session 6B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Other Worlds
Session chair: Andrea Cabajsky

1. « La rose et la danse: religieux et mémoire dans Reine de Mémoire d’Élisabeth Vonarburg », Sophie Beaulé, Saint Mary’s University
2. « Le ‘mouvement de la connaissance’ selon la migration inter dimensionelle dans un monde parallele d’Elisabeth Vonarburg: Les Voyageurs malgré eux ([1994] 2009) », Nicholas Serruys, Université McMaster
3. “Post-Apocalyptic Origins of Modernity in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake,” Sergiy Yakovenko, University of Alberta

2:45-3:00
Coffee Break

3:00-4:30
Tilley 102 UNB:
Michael Crummey: Writing the People and Stories of Newfoundland: A Reading and Interview with Cynthia Sugars 

In collaboration with the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies / Presented with the support of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

5:00-7:00
Student Union Building UNB:
President’s Reception 

7:00-8:30
Ballroom, Fredericton Convention Centre:
Dinner for ACQL conference participants
Atlantic Canada Lobster Boil
Purchase your ticket online by May 13: www.regonline.com/Congress2011

9:00-11:00 p.m.
Ballroom, Fredericton Convention Centre:
Maritime Kitchen Party
Free with dinner ticket (or $5)

Monday May 30, 2011

9:00-10:15
Session 7A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Nordicity, Colonization, and History 
Session chair: Margaret Steffler

1. “‘We are nature’s monsters; you the wonders of heaven’: Le Brun’s Letters from Canadian Barbary,” Peter O’Brien, Dalhousie University
2.”Multiple Passages: Opening Up Franklin’s Last Expedition in Contemporary Canadian Literature,” Renaud Roussel, McGill University

9:00-10:15
Session 7B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Canadian Literature and Collective Memory 1: Public Memory 
Session chair: Cynthia Sugars

1. “The Plaque’s the Thing: Patterns of Commemorating Canada’s Writers,” Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University
2. “Literary Locales: Project Bookmark Canada and the Reading Public,” Brooke Pratt, University of Western Ontario
3. “Agents of Memory: Text, Battlefield, and Landscape,” Rebecca Campbell, University of Western Ontario

10:15-10:45
Coffee break 

10:45-12:00
Session 8A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Violence and Recovery 
Session chair: Wendy Roy

1. “(Re)presentations in Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women and Monique Mojica’s Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots,” Sarah MacKenzie, University of Ottawa
2. “Human Trafficking and Global Violence: Revisiting Mobility in Brand’s What We All Long For,” Maude Lapierre, Université de Montréal
3. “Gendering the Journey Home in Native Canadian Recovery Narratives,” Nancy Van Styvendale, University of Saskatchewan

10:45-12:00
Session 8B
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Canadian Literature and Collective Memory 2: Collective Mnemonics: French Canada and its Diasporas
Session chair : Andrea Cabajsky

1. « Se construire une mémoire: le Théâtre de La Corvée et l’histoire », Lucie Hotte et Johanne Melançon, Université d’Ottawa et Université Laurentienne
2. “Policing the October Crisis, Forty Years After,” David Leahy, Université de Sherbrooke

12:00-2:00
Singer Hall 151 UNB:
Annual General Meeting
Lunch provided by ACQL

2:00-3:15
Session 9A
Singer Hall 150 UNB:

Hitting the Road: The Road Novel
Session chair: Maude Lapierre

1. « Écrire avec son pick-up sur la page du continent: La foi du braconnier de Marc Séguin », Pierre-Paul Ferland, Université Laval
2. “Stopped in Saskatoon on the Way to Fort McMurray: Limited Mobility in Marina Endicott’s Good to a Fault,” Margaret Steffler, Trent University

2:00-3:15
Session 9B

Canadian Literature and Collective Memory 3: Ideas of Collectivity 
Session chair: Laura Moss

1. “Testimony and Memory in Recent Canadian Writing,” Renée Hulan, Saint Mary’s University
2. “The Library in Canadian Literature: Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes,” Cinda Gault, University of Guelph
3. “Between European Past and Canadian Present: Mennonite Writing and Collective Memories,” Martin Kuester, Philipps-Universität Marburg

3:15-3:45
Coffee break

33:45-5:00
Session 10A
Singer Hall 151 UNB:

Mordecai Richler
Session chair: Lucie Hotte

1. « Du rabbin Rosenberg à Mordecai Richler: une généalogie contradictoire? », Chantal Ringuet, Université du Québec à Montréal
2. “‘A territory of the heart. A country of the imagination’: Canadian Spain and Yiddish Canada in Mordecai Richler’s Joshua Then and Now,” Emily Robins Sharpe, Pennsylvania State University
3. “The Politics of ‘Inbetweening’: Interrogating an Ambivalent Third Space in Gérard Bessette’s La bagarre and Mordecai Richler’s The Street,” Nolan Bazinet, Université de Sherbrooke

5:00-7:30
Dinner

7:30-10:00
Tilley 102 UNB:
Film Screening and discussion
A Windigo Tale, dir. Armand Garnet Ruffo

In collaboration with The Canadian Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies.

See the full Call for Submissions here.

See the call for Member-organized Sessions here.