Exile’s Return






“Exile’s Return” is co-hosted by EMiC and the Sorbonne Nouvelle and will feature keynote speakers Mavis Gallant and Alberto Manguel. In addressing the phenomenal influence of Paris as a location for Canadian expatriate writers and an inspiration for the development of Canadian modernist literature, this conference brings together a collection of international scholars. “Exile’s Return” will feature presentations by the EMiC UA group as well as the exciting unveiling of “Walking with the Watsons,” an interactive Smartphone App being developed by the EMiC UA group. Presentations include Matt Bouchard, Harvey Quamen, and EMiC UA’s “Bringing the Archive to the Streets: the WatsonAR Smartphone Application”; Paul Hjartarson and EMiC UA’s “The Other Watson: Wilfred in (Another?) Paris”; Kristin Fast, Nick van Orden, Rebecca Blakey, and EMiC UA’s “Mapping Sheila’s Paris: just what did this exile return home with, anyway?”; Vanessa Lent and EMiC UA’s “Paris and Wilfred Watson’s Cockrow and the Gulls” and Hannah MacGregor’s “Writing the “Foreign”: Narratives of Travel in the Writing Careers of Margaret Laurence and P.K. Page.”