Bronwen Wallace and “the Stubborn Particulars” 

Organised by Wanda Campbell

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Bronwen Wallace, who left behind five collections of poetry, Marrying into the Family (1980), Signs of the Former Tenant (1983), Common Magic (1985), The Stubborn Particulars of Grace (1987), and Keep That Candle Burning Bright and Other Poems (1990), a short story collection People You’d Trust Your Life To (1990), essays gathered in Arguments With the World (1992), as well as correspondence and documentary films.  

Just months before her death, Wallace said, “If we are going to live with wholeness or integrity in the world, we have to pay attention to the particulars and politics of where we are.” This panel invites paper proposals on any aspect of her work, her activism, her influences and enduring impact that reflects the many ways Wallace paid attention to the particulars and invited us to do the same. 

Please send proposals (max 300 words) and a short biography (max 150 words) in MS Word or RTF to wanda.campbell@acadiau.ca before January 5, 2019. Those who propose papers must be members of the ACQL by March 1st, 2019. See the ACQL website for membership and registration information.