Program


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Plenary Speakers

Thursday 7 June, 3:30-4:30pm
“Multidisciplinary Woolf / Multiple Woolfs?”

Maggie Humm is a Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London. Her books include Border Traffic, The Dictionary of Feminist Theory, the best-selling Modern Feminisms, Feminism and Film, Modernist Women and Visual Cultures, and Snapshots of Bloomsbury: the Private Lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. She is the editor of The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts and, previously, editor of the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Women. Maggie Humm has been a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at a number of universities, including the University of Saskatchewan, where she is an ICCC Fellow.

Friday 8 June, 11:00-12:00noon
“‘Time has Whizzed Back and Inch or Two on its Reel’:  Virginia Woolf, Emily Carr, and To the Lighthouse

Professor in the Department of English at Cornell College and current President of the International Virginia Woolf Society, Leslie K. Hankins has developed an international reputation for her work with visual modernisms, and especially with cinema. The co-editor with Diane F. Gillespie of Virginia Woolf and the Arts: Selected Papers from the Sixth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, her publications have also appeared in journals such as Modernism / Modernity and Woolf Studies Annual.

Friday 8 June, 4:45-5:45pm
“Waving To Virginia”

Brenda Silver is Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor Emerita at Dartmouth College and Adjunct Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, where she teaches courses on postmodern fiction and cyberculture. She is the author of Virginia Woolf Icon and Virginia Woolf's Reading Notebooks, and co-editor with Lynn Higgins of Rape and Representation. She has published articles on Charlotte Bronté, E.M. Forster, the authority of anger, hypertext, listservs as public sphere, and popular fiction in the digital age, as well as numerous essays on Virginia Woolf.

Saturday 9 June, 4:45-5:45pm
“‘The most unaccountable of machinery’: The Orlando Project Produces a Textbase of One’s Own”

Susan Brown is Professor of English at the University of Guelph and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. She works on Victorian literature, women’s writing, and digital humanities; these inform Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, an innovative literature historical textbase. She leads development of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory.

Patricia Clements, FRSC, Professor of English and former Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta, is Founding Director of The Orlando Project and co-editor, with Susan Brown and Isobel Grundy, of Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, which received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Society for the Digital Humanities. Patricia Clements has also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and an Honourary DLITT from Brock University.

Isobel Grundy, FRSC, Professor Emerita (University of Alberta) has published on Samuel Johnson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and women’s writing. With Susan Brown and Patricia Clements she created and still regularly updates the digital Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present.

Sunday 10 June, 11:00-12:00noon
“‘A variable breeze’:  Virginia Woolf and the Climates of Literature”

Alexandra Harris is a Leverhulme Research Fellow and a Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool.  The recipient of a Somerset Maugham Award and the 2010 Guardian First Book Award for her “brilliant” and “groundbreaking” study of artists and writers in Romantic Moderns, she has also published Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside and Virginia Woolf, an introduction to Woolf’s life and work.

Featured Poet
Friday 8 June, 8:00-9:00pm, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Born on the Saddle Lake Reserve in Two Hills Alberta, Sky Dancer, also known as Louise B. Halfe, has emerged as a powerful poetic voice in Canada. Frequently anthologized, her award-winning work has been published as Bear Bones & Feathers (1994), Blue Marrow (1998, 2004), and The Crooked Good (2007). 

 

Program Chart

TH 7 JUNE 2012

FR 8 JUNE 2012

SA 9 JUNE 2012

SU 10 JUNE 2012

Registration Desk:
8:15am-5:00pm

Registration Desk:
8:15am-5:00pm

Registration Desk:
8:15am-5:00pm

Registration Desk:
8:15am-3:30pm

       

9:00-10:30
Session 1
and WGST 390.3 Poster Presentation

9:00-10:30
Session 3

9:00-10:30
Session 5

9:00-10:30
Session 8

10: 30-11:00
Refreshment Break

10:30-11:00
Refreshment Break

10:30-11:00
Refreshment Break

10:30-11:00
Refreshment Break

11:00-12:30
Roundtable 1: Interdisciplinarity and Institutional Practices

11:00-12:00
Plenary 2: Leslie K. Hankins

11:00-12:30
Session 6

 

11:00-12:00
Plenary 5: Alexandra Harris

 

12:30-1:30
Lunch

12:00-1:30
Lunch
IVWS Business Lunch

 

12:30-1:30
Lunch
Conference Planning Lunch

12:00-1:30
Lunch

1:30-3:00
Session 2

1:30-3:00
Session 4

1:30-3:00
Session 7

1:30-3:00
Roundtable 2: Interdisciplinarity and Pedagogical Practices

3:00-3:30
Refreshment Break

3:00-3:30
Refreshment Break

3:00-3:30
Refreshment Break

 

3:30-4:30
Plenary 1: Maggie Humm

3:30-4:30
Community Forum 1: Access to Education

3:30-4:30
Community Forum 2: Legacy of Sexual Abuse

 
 

4:30-4:45
Break

4:30-4:45
Break

 
 

4:45-5:45
Plenary 3: Brenda Silver

4:45-5:45
Plenary 4: The Orlando Project

 
       

6:30-7:45
Welcoming Reception, Exeter Room, Marquis Hall

8:00-9:30
Performance of Angel of the House at Emrys Jones Theatre, University of Saskatchewan

7:00-10:00
Reception at Mendel Art Gallery

8:00-9:00pm
Louise Halfe Poetry Reading at Mendel Art Gallery

6:00-11:00
IVWS Reception and Banquet at the Hotel Bessborough

7:00-10:00
Music and Orlando at Broadway Theatre