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Sunday, 15 February 2015

James Hogg and His World Conference: Tentative Programme

“James Hogg and His World”

James Hogg Society Conference (2015)
Tentative Programme
April 9 - 12, 2015




Presented By:
The James Hogg Society

Cosponsored By:
Victoria College in the University of Toronto and
The Department of English, University of Toronto

Conference Coordinator:
Hans de Groot, 
University of Toronto

Programme Directors:
Sharon Alker (Whitman College) and
Holly Faith Nelson (Trinity Western University)

Conference Hotel: Holiday Inn, 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, (416) 968-0010
Location: All academic sessions will be held in Alumni Hall, Victoria College

 THURSDAY APRIL 9TH

James Hogg Exhibition Opening
3:30 p.m. Lobby of the Pratt Library at Victoria College

Registration            
4:30 pm–6:00 pm Victoria College, Old Building, in the Lobby outside Alumni Hall

Reception                  
5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Official Opening       
6:30 pm Professor Alan Bewell, Chair of English, University of Toronto
Douglas Mack Lecture          
Professor Angela Esterhammer, University of Toronto, “Identity Crises and Unaccountable Acts: More Contexts for Hogg's Justified Sinner

FRIDAY APRIL 10TH
PANEL 1:  9:10 am–10:50 am
Hogg’s Literary Networks and the Periodical Press

Chair: Terry Robinson
  • Yuri Cowan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, “A Detail of Curious Traditionary Facts”: The Justified Sinner and the Scots Mummy In and Out of the Pages of Blackwood’s” 
  • Koenraad Claes, University of Kent, “‘A Reflection of the Things Around Him’: The Reception of Hogg and other Scottish Authors in the Lady’s Magazine” 
  • Jennifer Scott, Simon Fraser University, “Blackwood’s in the Backwoods: Transatlantic Authorship and the Tory Periodical”   
  • Gillian Hughes, University of Edinburgh, “Hogg’s Extremities: Poetry and Advertising”

Coffee Break: 10:50 am–11:05 am

PANEL 2:  11:05 am–12:45 pm
New Approaches to Hogg

Chair: Penny Fielding
  • Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley, “Bad Hogg”
  • Scott R. MacKenzie, University of British Columbia, “James Hogg and His Animals”
  • Megan Coyer, University of Glasgow, “James Hogg and the Medical Blackwoodians: Some New Critical Approaches”
  • Antony Hasler, St. Louis University, “Fathers Should Be Drowned At Birth’: Allusion and Adaptation in Thomas Wilsons Opera Confessions of a Justified Sinner
 Lunch: 12:45 pm–1:30pm
PANEL 3:  1:30 pm–3:10 pm
Confessions Then and Now

Chair:  Corey Andrews 
  • Peter Thanisch, University of Tampere, “A Peculiarly Scottish Obsession with Confession
  • Charles Rousseau, University of Cambridge, “The Allegorical Subject: Fanaticism and The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  • Ruth Knezevich, University of Missouri, “Hogg’s World of Readers:  Reader Responsibility and Responsible Reading in The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  • Sarah Murchison, University of Aberdeen, “Deceit and Duality: James Hogg’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Contemporary Crime Fiction”

 Coffee Break: 3:10 pm-3:20 pm

PANEL 4: 3:20 pm – 5:00 pm
Domestic, National, and International Spaces

Chair: Juliet Shields 
  • Bruce Gilkison, “Hogg and the New Zealand Connection”
  • Sharon Alker, Whitman College, and Holly Faith Nelson, Trinity Western University, “The Siege Inside and Out: Hogg’s Three Perils of Man
  • Caroline McCracken-Flesher, University of Wyoming, “No Going Home in The Three Perils of Woman
  • Sarah Sharp, University of Edinburgh, “‘When Fire Is Set to the Mountain’: James Hogg’s ‘Terrible Letters’ and the Politics of National Epidemic”
5:00 pm
Business Meeting
Regent’s Room (GC206) in the Goldring Student Center at 150 Charles Street West (to the North of the old building at Victoria College and across the street)


SATURDAY APRIL 11TH

PANEL 5:  9:10 am–10:50 am
Literary & Historical Relations: Varieties of Influence – Part I

Chair: Caroline McCracken-Flesher
  • Corey Andrews, Youngstown State University, “The ‘Only Worthy Successor’ of Robert Burns: James Hogg’s Poetic Inheritance”
  • Hans de Groot, University of Toronto, “Harmonization and Tonality in the Songs of Burns and Hogg”
  • Juliet Shields, University of Washington, “The Ettrick Shepherd in New York; or, How John Galt made use of Hogg”
  • Zubin Meer, York University, “The Fictional Presentation of Self-Delusion in Galt and Hogg: An Overlooked Episode in the Discovery of the Unconscious” 
Coffee Break: 10:50 am–11:05 am

PANEL 6: 11:05 am–12:45 pm
Literary and Historical Relations: Varieties of Influence – Part II

Chair: Robin MacLachlan
  • Thomas Richardson, Mississippi University for Women, “‘To illustrate something scarcely tangible’: The Novels of the Shepherd and L—t of C—d”
  • Penny Fielding, University of Edinburgh, “Hogg, Law and Testimony:  ‘The Barber of Duncow’ and the trial of Philip Stansfield”
  • Magdalene Redekop, University of Toronto, “Alice Munro and The Ettrick Shepherd: The View from Maverley”
Lunch: 12:45 pm–1:30 pm

PANEL 7: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Contributions to Various Periodicals: A Work in Progress

Chair: Adrian Hunter
  • Adrian Hunter, University of Stirling
  • Barbara Leonardi, University of Stirling

Coffee Break: 2:30 pm–2:45 pm

PANEL 8: 2:45 pm–4:30 pm
Modes of Authorship and Readership

Chair: Scott Mackenzie
  • Mark Ittensohn, University of Zurich,   “Reading and Writing the Literary Field: James Hogg’s Poetics of Cyclical Exchange”
  • John Wallerius Hoy, “Identifying Characters with Those Then Living”
  • Christine Marie Woody, University of Pennsylvania, “Hostile Personalities: Embodying authorship in Blackwood’s Magazine
  • Barbara Leonardi, University of Stirling, “Tibby Hyslop’s Respectable Spinsterhood”

7:00 pm                                 
Banquet:  Trattoria Fieramosca, 36a Prince Arthur Avenue
  • Banquet Speaker: Professor Peter Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, University of Toronto
  • Banquet Recital: Meredith Hall, soprano, and Bernard Farley, guitar; songs by Burns and Hogg

SUNDAY APRIL 12TH

Excursion to Elora:  Bus leaves the Holiday Inn at 9:15 am
  • Excursion to the village of Elora where you might choose to see the village and/or attend the church service at the Anglican church (which has an all-professional choir).
  • We will then have lunch at the Aberfoyle Mill.
  • If you let Hans de Groot know by Saturday, he can organize a stop at the airport on the way back. We should be at the airport by about 3:30 pm. We should return to the hotel by about 4:30 pm.

   

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! James Hogg Exhibitions are always awesome. I have been to some wonderful Exhibitions in the banquet halls in Miami. These Exhibitions are so knowledgeable and creative. I really enjoy being a part of these fabulous events.

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