Thursday, August 30, 2012
call for proposals: “Whatever Else”: An Irving Layton Symposium
The University of Ottawa
May 3-5, 2013
In recognition of the centenary of his birth, the University of Ottawa’s English Department invites paper proposals on any aspect of the work and life of Irving Layton. Once a towering figure in Canadian culture, Layton and his legacy—literary, political, personal—have suffered a generation of critical neglect. It is the aim of this symposium to address what has become an embarrassing lacunae in contemporary Canadian literary scholarship. We are especially interested in new and alternative approaches to Layton’s work. Email 250 word abstract to Robert Stacey at rstacey@uottawa by Nov. 12th.