The Canadian Studies Graduate Students' Association presents its seven annual and bilingual conference entitled "Canada: Rupture and Continuity"
When : March 14th and 15th, 2002
Where : Thomson House (McGill University), 3650 McTavish
Special Event : Our keynote address features a joint reading by Alistair MacLeod and Antonine Maillet as well as a musical performance that will combine Acadian and Cape Breton Fiddle tunes. The event is especially significant because both of our authors have recently won prestigious international awards. Last week, Maillet was awarded France's Prix Culturel Samuel-de-Champlain for her life-long contribution to world literature written in French and, last Summer, Alistair MacLeod was selected as the first Canadian writer ever to win the world's richest prize for a single work of fiction. In June 2001, he claimed the $172,000 Dublin IMPAC Literary Award for his novel No Great Mischief. The combined reading / performance will take place Thursday, March 14th at 4PM in Moyse Hall. It will be the first Montreal appearance for both writers since their big wins.
All of the activities surrounding "Canada: Rupture and Continuity" are free and open to the entire community.
Thursday March 14th
I. Selling Out or Buying In?: The Marketing of Canada
Peter MacLeod (Queen's University), The Civic Branding of Canada: Identity in Letterform
Brad Thompson (McGill University), Whither the technicolourback? Canadian dollarization and beyond
Wanda George (Guelph University), Tourism and Culture in Rural Communities: A Dichotomous Affair
Keynyn Longman (University of Alberta), Rupture and Continuity in the History of Dinosaur Fossil Collecting in Canada
II. Writing From "Home": Literature Beyond the Canadian Canon
Martine-Emmanuelle Lapointe (Université de Montréal), Le libraire de Gérard Bessette ou Le classique récalcitrant
Isabelle Ducharme (Université McGill), Les voies d'une voix féminine : parole et écriture chez Monique Proulx
Gaston Tremblay (Université du Québec à Montréal), La littérature du vacuum
16h00 – Moyse Hall, Arts Building, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke West
Reading Across the Divide: Music and Prose with Alistair MacLeod & Antonine Maillet
Friday March 15th
10:00-11:45 III. Representing Canada
Ben Bradley (University of Victoria), "The Annihilation of Space and Time": Transportation, the Tourist Gaze, and Ruptured Landscapes in
Twentieth Century British Columbia
Scott Preston (York University), Growing up Canadian: Sinclair Ross, John Diefenbaker and the National Film Board
Angela Carter (Carleton University), Joys and Agonies in Newfoundland Resettlement: Enduring Rupture Through Art
Christopher Brian Cochrane (McGill University), Tuning in, Turning on and Dropping out: Canadian Broadcast Regulation on the Front Lines of the Telecommunications Revolution
IV. On the Outside Looking In: "Marginal" Voices Reflecting a "Coherent" Canada
Joanne O'Neill (Memorial University), Confession and Confederation: Religious Conflict and Newfoundland's Entry into Canada
David Blonde (Université d'Ottawa), Du consensus au conflit : les relations entre les universitaires franco-ontariens et les organismes communautaires de la francophonie canadienne hors Québec depuis 1976".
Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (McGill University), The Canadian Feminist Movement and the Law: The Janus Face of Legal Mobilization as a Strategy for Change
Alexis Diamond (Université de Montréal), Christian Rules and Big Breasts: The Flood Myth and the Bursting Dam in Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
V. Reconciliation and/or Self Determination: Charting the Options for Aboriginal Government
Annik Chiron de La Casinière (Université Laval), Les Nisga'a : une autonomie à double visage Stéphanie Boisard (University of Saskatchewan), La Loi sur les Indiens et l'Initiative pour la gouvernance des Premières Nations : implications pour les gouvernements autochtones
Tara Goetze (McMaster University), Co-Management and Power-Sharing: Building Confidence in Partnership with First Nations
Michel Ducharme or Alexander MacLeod
Canadian Studies Graduate Students' Association
3463 Peel St.
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