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Saturday, October 08, 2005

upcoming events

On Oct. 20, 3:30 in room SS 1015 at the U of Calgary, I will be presenting a paper called "Forgetting the Way Home: Memory in the Films of Guy Maddin." It is an overview of the ways memory functions in the major films of Winnipeg director Guy Maddin, focusing on tactics Maddin uses in his construction of personal and geographical mythologies. This is a reiteration of a paper I presented last year at a conference called "The Prairies: Lost and Found." The paper has been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings so I'm looking to get some feedback on it. If you don't know anything about Maddin, the paper is structured as a semi-formal overview with some video clips, and serves as a good introduction. If you are well acquainted with Maddin, you might be interested in the discussion, and the paper will serve as a good jumping-off point for post-paper barroom discussions. I am presenting this not at, but alongside the WildWords conference, as part of the GAC Colloquium series, so make a "thinking day" out of it and attend tons of papers and panels.

Unrelated, if you like George Bowering, and A Short Sad Book, you can read my creative essay on Bowering and book in Australia's Jacket magazine.


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