CFP: [20th] Malcolm Lowry: A Centenary Celebration (12/31/08; 7/23/09 - 7/25/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Richard J. Lane
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The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
July 23 â€"25, 2009

This international conference will celebrate the centenary of Malcolm
Lowry’s birth on July 28th, 1909. We invite proposals (250 words) or
papers (20 minutes in length) on all topics concerning Lowry from any
historical or theoretical perspective. We hope that the conference will
serve as a celebration of Lowry’s life and work as well as a springboard
for new scholarly and critical work on his life and writing. To that end,
we encourage submissions from young scholars.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Sherrill Grace, Department of English, The University of British
Columbia. Prof. Grace is the author of numerous seminal works on Lowry,
including Satan in a Barrel: Malcolm Lowry's Early Stories (1999), Sursum
Corda: The Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry (2 vols; 1995 & 1996),
Swinging the Maelstrom: New Perspectives on Malcolm Lowry (1992), and The
Voyage That Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry’s Fiction (1987).

Professor Paul Tiessen, Department of English, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Prof. Tiessen, founding editor of The Malcolm Lowry Newsletter and The
Malcolm Lowry Review, has written numerous articles on Lowry and is the
editor or co-editor of, A Darkness that Murmured: Essays on Malcolm Lowry
and the Twentieth Century (2000), Joyce/Lowry: Critical Perspectives
(1997), The 1940 Under the Volcano (1994), The Cinema of Malcolm Lowry: A
Scholarly Edition of Lowry's 'Tender is the Night' (1990), Apparently
Incongruous Parts: The Worlds of Malcolm Lowry (1990) and The Letters of
Malcolm Lowry and Gerald Noxon, 1940-1952 (1988).

Please send papers or proposals in Word format by December 31st, 2008 to:

Prof. Richard J. Lane
Vancouver Island University


Prof. Miguel Mota
The University of British Columbia

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