Life After the Fall: Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imaginary Department of English Thirteenth Graduate Student Conference University of Ottawa February 28th- March 1st 2020
We are most interested in thinking about how ruins might be figured not only as the ending of something, but also as the beginning of something else.
Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, & Erin Wunker, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins
And on the Pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works ye Mighty and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”