Editing Modernism in Canada



We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 TEMiC (Textual Editing and Modernism in Canada) summer institute at The University of British Columbia (Okanagan), which is located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

TEMiC is offered free of charge to all EMiC cluster participants and affiliated students, who are also eligible for a limited number of travel subventions.

New Developments
TEMiC 2014 consists of an intensive 5-day session, “Creative and Critical Remediations,” co-directed by Karis Shearer and Dean Irvine. It will take place from Monday, July 21st to Friday, July 25, 2014.

Students registered for approved UBC (Okanagan) graduate course credit will spend a second week (July 28th-August 2nd) working on a research project in consultation with Prof. Shearer to complete their course credit.

Creative and Critical Remediations
Our 2014 theme will be “Creative and Critical Re-Mediations.” The institute directors will lead participants through an intensive study of contemporary editorial theory from Canada and abroad. The week begins with a focus on the printed page, moves toward the electronic page, and finally leaves the page altogether to examine poetry’s audio recordings. A new development at TEMiC for 2014 is the reconceptualization of the summer institute around the relationship between creativity and criticality that is at the core of the host institution’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

We invite both new participants and those from previous years to take part in “Creative and Critical Remediations.” Participants will be introduced to the foundations of editorial theory and will learn from expert-led discussions while they acquire skills to identify and assess digital tools for editing.

We will spend the mornings in seminars focused on editorial theory and afternoons in workshops with or attending presentations by creative producers. Each afternoon will also feature a talk by a visiting scholar involved in a major editorial project.

We will welcome this year’s guest speakers:

Jordan Stouck (UBC Okanagan) & David Stouck (SFU)
Susan Brown (University of Alberta/University of Guelph)
Paul Seesequasis (Editor-in-Chief, Theytus Books)
Kaplan Harris (St. Bonaventure University)
Miriam Nichols (University of the Fraser Valley)

Because of the intensive nature of TEMiC, participants are strongly advised to do preparatory reading in the areas of Canadian modernism and textual editing. For registered graduate students pursuing the course-credit option, this preparatory reading is mandatory.

Graduate Course Option
UBC (Okanagan) also offers students the option of taking TEMiC as a graduate reading course. If you are interested in this option and are studying at an institution which would support it please contact Karis Shearer. The course has been pre-approved for graduate students from UBC (Okanagan).

To apply for TEMiC, please fill out the Application Form. The application deadline is May 12th, 2014.