UPDATE: Literature, Politics, the Future (grad) (2/3/06; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Wunker
contact email: 

The Free Exchange Planning Committee is pleased to inform you that, as
well as having Dr. David Jarraway (U Ottawa) as our plenary speaker, we
will also be having a lecture and workshop with George Elliott Clarke.

The work of George Elliott Clarke has won awards in addition to critical
recognition. Among these are the Portia White Prize for Artistic
Achievement ( $25,000 from the Nova Scotia Arts Council), a Bellagio
Center Fellowship (1998), the Outstanding Writer in Film and Television
Award (2000) and two honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Laws degree
(Dalhousie University, 1999) and a Doctor of Letters degree (University of
New Brunswick, 2000). In 2001 he won the Governor General's Award for
English Poetry for Execution Poems.

George Elliott Clarke's lecture, "If there's no dancing: Art and Social
Change" is facilitated by the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium. The Symposium,
a joint effort of John Ralston Saul and the Dominion Institute, works to
create an annual venue to honour two of Canada's great political reformers
and stimulate debate about the historical antecedents and the future shape
of our democracy.

I have attached a link to the Symposium's website:


Link to Dr. Jarraway's work:


Please submit a paper proposal to the conference and join us in listening
to both George Elliott Clarke and David Jarraway. NOTE: deadline has been
extended to 3 Feb. 2006

Link to conference:


Erin Wunker
PhD Student
Dept. English Rm. 1031
University of Calgary
(403) 921-2981

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