OMG XVIII – Programme

OMG XVIII – Programme

Draft (subject to change – last updated 5 May 2014)

For the most current information, please use the OMG-XVIII-Programme.

~~ Wednesday, 14 May 2014 ~~

4:30-6:00 :: Special Exhibition and Opening Reception

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver Campus
  • 842 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC

Evening Free

~~ Thursday, 15 May 2014 ~~

9:00 AM :: Conference Registration (Reception, Fairleigh Dickinson University)

  • Coffee & Tea, morning refreshments

9:30 AM :: Welcome & Opening Remarks :: Room 130 – Lecture Theatre

  • James Gifford (President, International Lawrence Durrell Society).

10:00-11:00 :: Panel 1 :: Chaired by James Clawson (Grambling State University)

  • Paul Lorenz (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), “Aut Tunc aug Nunquam… Quare?: The Revolt of Aphrodite
  • Nicholas Beauchesne (University of Alberta), “A Vision of Monsieur: The Modern/Postmodern Occult in Durrell and Yeats”

11:15-12:15 :: Panel 2 :: Chaired by Paul Lorenz (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff)

  • Kiyoko Magome (University of Tsukuba), “Place in Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet
  • Lindsay R. Parker (Fairleigh Dickinson University) “Aesthetic Ontologies, Revolutionary Space, and The Revolt of Aphrodite

12:15-1:30 :: Break for Lunch

1:30-2:30 :: Panel 3 {Student Panel} :: Chaired by James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

  • Sheena Jary (Simon Fraser University), “Navigating the Parallax Equilibrium in Lawrence Durrell’s ‘Heraldic Universe’’”
  • Nyarai Tawengwa (Fairleigh Dickinson University), “Who is the True Native? The Post-colonial Relationship between the Colonial and the Native in a Durrell’s ‘Oil for the Saint; Return to Corfu'”

2:45-3:45 :: Plenary Session 1 :: Chaired by James Clawson (Grambling State University) (open to the public)

  • Corinne Alexandre-Garner (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), “Durrell’s Letter to a Young Writer in the Light of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet

4:00-5:00 :: Poetry Reading :: Introduction by Ian S. MacNiven (open to the public)

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick (Simon Fraser University)

5:00-6:00 :: Reception & Book Launch

  • Ravindran Nambiar, Indian Metaphysics in Lawrence Durrell’s Novels (2014)

This reception is generously hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver Campus.

Evening Free

~~ Friday, 16 May 2014 ~~

9:00 AM :: Conference Registration

  • Coffee & Tea, morning refreshments

10:00-11:00 :: Panel 4 :: Chaired by Paul H. Lorenz (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff)

  • Martha Klironomos (San Francisco State University), “Lawrence Durrell and the Task of the Translator”
  • Fiona Tomkinson (Yeditepe University), “Space and Place in Durrell’s Sappho

11:15-12:15 :: Panel 5 :: Chaired by Nicholas Beauchesne (University of Alberta)

  • James Clawson (Grambling State University), “Pessimist! Realist! Pragmatist! New Romanticism in Lawrence Durrell’s Novels”
  • James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University), “Fragmentation, Parataxis, & Materialism: The Late Cultural Logics of Revolt

12:15-1:30 :: Lunch

1:30-2:30 :: Panel 6 :: Chaired by James Clawson (Grambling State University)

  • Luca Pignataro (Independent Researcher), “Italian Aegean and Dodecanese Islands 1912-1947: Between Politics and Culture”
  • Afroditi Athanasopoulou & Irene Christodoulou (University of Cyprus), “Durrell in Cyprus: Orientalism and Nationalism in Literary Perspective”

2:45-4:15 :: ILDS Business Meeting

  • all society members welcome

4:30-5:30 :: Keynote 2 :: Chaired by James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University) (open to the public)

  • Ian S. MacNiven (Writer), “Fallen Among Writers: A Meditation on Byron, Fermor, and Durrell”

5:30-6:30 :: Reception

Evening Free

~~ Saturday, 17 May 2014 ~~

9:00 AM :: Conference Registration

  • Coffee & Tea, morning refreshments

10:00-11:00 :: Panel 7 :: Chaired by Kiran Toor (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

  • Ravi Nambiar (Independent Scholar), “Livia’s Role in the Quintet
  • Nabil Abdel-Al (United Nations), “How Elusive to Interpretation/Translation is Gerald & Lawrence Durrell’s Sense of Humor”

11:15-12:15 :: Panel 8 :: Chaired by Fiona Tomkinson (Yeditepe University)

  • Alice Bailey Cheylan (Université du Sud Toulon-Var), “Lawrence Durrell’s Provence: Life and Death in a Glass of Wine”
  • Merrianne Timko (Diversified Research Associates), “French Cuisine and the Lure of Provence in the Avignon Quintet

12:15-12:30 :: Closing Remarks

  • James Gifford (Past President, International Lawrence Durrell Society)
  • TBA (Incoming President, International Lawrence Durrell Society)

6:30-9:00 :: Banquet :: Sylvia Hotel Bistro :: 1154 Gilford Street on English Bay