Registration is now open for the University of Ottawa Department of English’s annual Canadian Literature Symposium. The focus is on Irving Layton this year. I’ve got the privilege of helping to organize the conference with Prof. Robert Stacey this time around, and I’m incredibly excited about the three days of events that we have lined up. We have a keynote address from Brian Trehearne, papers from 17 critics, a documentary film screening from Donald Winkler, a poetry reading (details to follow), and a roundtable with Elspeth Cameron, George Elliott Clarke, and Seymour Mayne. It’s going to be excellent, and best of all registration is completely free for all graduate and undergraduate students. If you know a student interested in Canadian poetry, please share this information with them. We would love a packed house and want as many students in attendance as possible.
Full details here, program to follow shortly–Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium