In May 2013 the English Department at the University of Ottawa will be hosting an Irving Layton Symposium. Fulls details of the CFP are available here.
There is a related literary project in the works called “Layton Reloaded,” and we want submissions. Go spend an afternoon, or even an hour, reading Layton poems and see what happens. For the years of critical neglect, and the unsavoury dimensions of his character, the best of his work stands up and is deserving of response. Call for submissions below:
In conjunction with “Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium, to be held at the University of Ottawa May 3-5, 2013, and in recognition of the centenary of Layton’s birth, we invite writers to respond—whether by way of homage, parody, retort, homolinguistic translation, or any other dialectical form (glossa, travesty, echo poem, etc.)—to a Layton poem of their choice. Our favorites will be published on the symposium website (www.canlit-symposium.ca), and we are exploring the possibility of other forms of publication as well. Please send your response, along with the title of the original poem, to Robert Stacey at email@example.com or Cameron Anstee at firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject heading “Layton Reloaded.”