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Saturday, 8 June 2013

James Hogg Conference April 9 – April 12, 2015


"James Hogg and His World"
Location: Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto


Tentative Schedule
Thursday, April, 9, 2015
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
5:30 p.m.  Official Opening: Prof. Alan Bewell, Chair of English, University of Toronto
5:45 p.m.  Introduction of the Douglas Mack Lecturer: Dr. Robin MacLachlan
6:00 p.m.  Douglas Mack Lecture: Prof. Angela Esterhammer, University of Toronto

Friday, April 10, 2015
Panels on the life and work of James Hogg and / or his contemporaries as well as on James Hogg’s world.
Evening: Free Time (some options for entertainment include local theatre, concerts, opera)

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Panels on the life and work of James Hogg and / or his contemporaries as well as on James Hogg’s world.

Evening Banquet: Place and Time TBA
Banquet Speaker: Prof. Peter Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, University of Toronto.  Prof. Richardson is a direct descendant of Isabella Richardson (Tibby Shiels), Hogg’s close friend and possible paramour.
Banquet Recital: Meredith Hall, soprano, and Bernard Farley, guitar -- songs by Burns, Hogg, and others.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Morning / Early Afternoon Excursion to Elora (gorge; church choir) and Fergus (Highland settlement with Scottish shop, including a bookshop).  Return by 3:00 p.m. or earlier.

Conference Coordinator
Dr. Hans de Groot, University of Toronto (hans.degroot@interlog.com)

Conference Programme Directors
Dr. Sharon Alker, Whitman College (alkersr@whitman.edu)
Dr. Holly Faith Nelson, Trinity Western University (holly.nelson@twu.ca) 

The James Hogg Conference is Co-Sponsored by Victoria College and the 

Department of  English in the University of Toronto.

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