23 November, 2012
11:30AM - 4:30PM, Friday
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
2 Hope Park Square
Symposium: "Elect Affinities: Robin Jenkins, Ethics, and Religion in the Scottish Novel"
Interdisciplinary workshop in association with the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies (Aberdeen) and the Centre for the Novel (Aberdeen)
Papers presented by:
Dr Margery Palmer McCulloch (Glasgow): "Contrasts in Innocence: Jenkins's Lady Magdalen and Just Duffy"
Ken Keir (Aberdeen): "Robin Jenkins and 'The Excess of Evil'"
Dr Corey Gibson (Edinburgh): "Cone Gathering and Weeding the Flowers of the Forest: The Sacrifice of Innocents in Scottish Literature"
Dr J. Linden Bicket (Glasgow): "Some Kind of Grace: Morality in Jenkins's The Pearl Fisher"
Dr Timothy C. Baker (Aberdeen): "Robin Jenkins and the Place of Utopia: The Missionaries and Some Kind of Grace"
To book a place, please contact Linda Tym (Linda.Tym@ed.ac.uk) or Timothy C. Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information, see the programme.
14-15 January 2013
Symposium Transatlantica (3) (University of Toulouse-le-Mirail)
Literature on First Nations and Literature by First Nations
The third Transatlantica Symposium, which will take place at the University of Toulouse-le-Mirail, will continue to explore the tension between minority and majority discourses by adopting an endogenous and exogenous perspective on indigenous literature in Canada and the Americas. It will focus on the representation of First Nations by writers from the ethnic majority and investigate this exogenous discourse in parallel to the endogenous discourse of the First Nations themselves. The works by First Nation writers and those by writers from the ethnic majority will be examined together, not in a spirit of confrontation, but through a relational angle derived from a transatlantic perspective.
For further information please contact Heliane Ventura at email@example.com
For a full description of the event please visit abstract