Critical Studies, Media Releases, Our Faculty | July 10, 2013

UBC hosts ‘Editing Modernism On and Off the Page’

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Karis Shearer, co-director of Editing Modernism On and Off the Page

Editing Modernism On and Off the Page is the theme of this year’s week-long Textual Editing and Modernism in Canada (TEMiC) Summer Institute, being held for the first time at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

The summer institute, which runs July 29th to August 2, 2013, focuses on editorial theory from Canada and abroad. It’s co-directed by Karis Shearer, assistant professor of English at UBC Okanagan (UBCO), and Dr. Dean Irvine, associate professor of English and Director of EMiC at Dalhousie University.

The Editing Modernism On and Off the Page institute introduces participants to the current field of editorial theory — both from Canada and around the world — and focuses on editing the page, both print and digital, as well as oral or audio text.

The institute offers a series of afternoon workshops, too, centering on creative production, including printmaking and bookmaking. These workshops complement the theoretical focus of the morning sessions. In addition, TEMiC features public talks by visiting speakers such as Jason Camlot (Concordia), Jentery Sayers (Victoria), Kate Hennessy (SFU), Constance Crompton (UBCO) and Anderson Araujo (UBCO).

Blending creative and critical approaches, the summer institute on editorial theory is co-sponsored by the multi-million dollar SSHRC cluster grant Editing Modernism in Canada (directed by Dean Irvine), the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, and a UBC Okanagan Conference/Workshop Grant. TEMiC is part of the Editing Modernism in Canada Project (EMiC), which facilitates collaboration among researchers and institutions from regions across Canada and from the UK, France, Belgium, and the United States.

Poetry Off the Page Literary Reading
On August 1st, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., renowned Canadian poets — including UBC alumni George Bowering, Frank Davey, Daphne Marlatt, Fred Wah, and FCCS’s own Sharon Thesen — offer public readings in the University Centre (UNC) Ballroom as part of the “Poetry Off the Page” literary event.

Poetry Off the Page marks the 50th anniversary of the Vancouver Poetry Conference that was held at UBC’s Vancouver campus in 1963.

A number of the activities during the summer institute, including the poetry readings, are open to the public. The full schedule (public events are marked as such) can be found here:

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