10 May 2008, 7:09am
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Re: reading the post-modern

Day 1 of 3 is in for the symposium. Amanda’s got some of her highlights up. I haven’t scratched a thought together yet. Lots of notes, some of which I hope to be legible.

I took a few photos tho:

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Ian Rae, Cheryl Cowdy Crawford, Richard J Lane spoke on a panel on Post-modern spaces

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Ian Rae on Anne Carson and Cheryl Cowdy Crawford on reading the suburb as post modern Canadian space.

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Lindy Ledohowski spoke on Kroetsch and Kupchenko, paradox of regional ex-centric.

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Alexander MacLeod and Dennis Cooley spoke on regions of post modern.

And it’s almost time to go out again for more. Even with my front muscles compensating for my back I was glad I still had the knack of translating jargon and getting that syllable count: meaning compression down to a just the straight gist ratio. Ah yes, this is why I embrace plain speech and flights of getting lost in wordage both.

Quotes: “Canadian literary history is writing Canadian literary history. Capiche? – George Bowering (via Jason Weins on A Short Sad Book)

“The world is getting smaller but Canada is getting more Canadaer” – Douglas Coupland (via Erica Fischer in Ideologies of plce/place of identity)

 
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