Editing Modernism in Canada



Preliminary Program

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Thursday, October 20

7:00 pm Roundtable: Editing as Cultural Practice
Faculty Club, University of Guelph
(5th Floor, University Centre Building)

Readings & Discussion Moderated by
Smaro Kamboureli (TCI, Guelph) and Dean Irvine (EMiC, Dalhousie)

Robert Bringhurst, George Elliott Clarke, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Frank Davey, Roy Miki, and Daniel David Moses.

Session to be recorded for dissemination as podcast on TCI and EMiC websites.

9:00 pm Reception

Friday, October 21
TransCanada Institute (TCI)
(9 University Ave. East, University of Guelph)

9:00-9:30 Opening remarks: Editing as Cultural Practice: Workshop’s Goals and Scope
Smaro Kamboureli and Dean Irvine

9:30-12:00 Session I: Editing as Recovery/Editing as Scholarship
Moderator: Dean Irvine (EMiC, Dalhousie)

Bart Vautour (Mount Allison): The Politics of Recovery and the Recovery of Politics: Editing Canadian Writing on the Spanish Civil War

George Elliott Clarke (Toronto): Toward Establishing an—or the—“Archive” of African-Canadian Literature

Zailig Pollock (Trent): Bad News and Good News: The Material and Cultural Transformation of Scholarly Editing in Canada

12:00-1:00 Lunch break (catered on the premises)
Discussion led by Lisa Quinn (Wilfrid Laurier UP)

1:00-3:00 Session II: Editing and Institutional Formations part 1
Moderator: Smaro Kamboureli (TCI, Guelph)

Robert Lecker (McGill): Keeping the Code: Narrative and Nation in Donna Bennett and Russell Brown’s An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English

Carole Gerson (SFU): Project Editing in Canada: Challenges and Compromises

3:00-3:30 Nutritional Break

3:30-5:30 Session III: Editing and Institutional Formations part 2
Moderator: Dean Irvine (EMiC, Dalhousie)

Laura Moss (UBC) and Cynthia Sugars (Ottawa): Performing Editors: Juggling Pedagogies in the Production of a “Canadian” Literature

Kate Eichhorn (New School) and Heather Milne (Winnipeg): Labours of Love and Cutting Remarks: The Affective Economies of Editing

5:30-6:00 Free Time

6:00-9:00 Working Dinner (Takeout at TransCanada Institute)
Collaborative production of document on editorial principles and practices.

Saturday, October 22
TransCanada Institute (TCI)
(9 University Ave. East, University of Guelph)

9:30-12:00 Session IV: The Poetics and Politics of Editing
Moderator: Smaro Kamboureli (TCI, Guelph)

Terry Goldie (York) and Daniel David Moses (Queen’s): Canon Fodder: Editing Native Literature in Canada

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Freelance Poet, Editor/Publisher, Kegedonce Press): W’daub Awae: Editing Indigenous Texts as an Indigenous Editor

Robert Bringhurst (Freelance editor/poet/translator): Air, Water, Land, Light, and Language

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (catered on the premises)

1:00-3:30 Session V: Editing as Digital Practice
Moderator: Dean Irvine (EMiC, Dalhousie)

Darren Wershler (Concordia): The Ethically Incomplete Editor: Coach House Books and Canadian Digital Cultural Policy

Hannah McGregor (Guelph): Martha Ostenso: Editing Without Author[ity]

Paul Hjartarson, Harvey Quamen, and EMiC UA (Alberta): Editing the Letters of Wilfred and Sheila Watson, 1956-1961: Scholarly Edition as Digital Practice

3:30-4:00 Nutritional Break

4:00-6:30 Session VI: Editing as/and Cultural Theory
Moderator: Smaro Kamboureli (TCI, Guelph)

Irene Gammel (Ryerson) and Benjamin Lefebvre (Wilfrid Laurier): Editing in Canada: The Case of L.M. Montgomery

Frank Davey (Western): bpNichol editor

Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison): Literary and Editorial Theory and Ins and Outs in Editing Marian Engel

6:30-7:00 Free Time

7:00-10:00 Dinner and Discussion: Editing the Collection
At private room in local restaurant The Bollywood Bistro (51 Cork St. East)