a past that has never been present

Art • Philosophy • History
June 9-12, 2011

University of King’s College

Conference Poster
(1.8MB PDF)
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of King’s College

Colm Tóibín
Friday June 10th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Alumni Hall

Under the auspices of the symposium being held to honour the centenary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop, the University of King’s College and the Brian Flemming Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Colm Tóibín, winner of the 2010 Irish PEN Award for Literature.

Colm Tóibín Born in Enniscorthy in 1955, the multi-award winning and prolific author is a giant of literature on the Irish and global stages. His books include The South (shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and winner of the Irish Times/ Aer Lingus First Fiction Award); The Heather Blazing (1992, winner of the Encore Award); The Story of the Night (1996, winner of the Ferro-Grumley Prize); The Blackwater Lightship (1999, shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize and the Booker Prize and made into a film starring Angela Lansbury); The Master (2004, winner of the Dublin IMPAC Prize; the Prix du Meilleur Livre; the LA Times Novel of the Year; and shortlisted for the Booker Prize); Brooklyn (2009, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year). His most recent works are a collection of stories The Empty Family and a collection of essays on Henry James, All a Novelist Needs.

Halifax Harbour Cruise
Sunday June 12th, 2:00-3:30 (boarding at 1.45)

Harbour cruise, together with folks from the Elizabeth Bishop Symposium, on the Mar II Departure from Queen's Wharf (behind the Maritime Museum on Lower Water Street). Free of charge (with cash bar on board)

  Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is gratefully acknowledged.
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