ACCUTE Conference

 

NEWS:

The deadline for the ACCUTE 2017 call for papers has now passed. Please check back in the coming months for details about the 2017 conference program. To join ACCUTE or renew your membership, click here.

The ACCUTE 2017 conference will take place 27-30 May, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (French), being held at Ryerson University. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please click here.

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Plenary Speakers

The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke is a revered poet. He has invented the term Africadian and pioneered the study of African-Canadian literature. He wrote the libretto for James Rolfe’s acclaimed opera, Beatrice Chancy (1998), and saw his play, Whylah Falls: The Play, translated into Italian and produced in Venezia, Italy (2002). He is a noted artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Now teaching African-Canadian literature at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Premiul Poesis (Romania), the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. Clarke’s work is the subject of Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke (2012), edited by Joseph Pivato. The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke is a revered poet. He has invented the term Africadian and pioneered the study of African-Canadian literature. He wrote the libretto for James Rolfe’s acclaimed opera, Beatrice Chancy (1998), and saw his play, Whylah Falls: The Play, translated into Italian and produced in Venezia, Italy (2002). He is a noted artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Now teaching African-Canadian literature at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Premiul Poesis (Romania), the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. Clarke’s work is the subject of Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke (2012), edited by Joseph Pivato.

Sherryl Vint is Professor at the University of California, Riverside, where she directs the Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science program. She is the author of Bodies of Tomorrow; Technology, Subjectivity, Science Fiction, Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal, Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed, and The Wire, and the co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction. She is an editor or co-editor of the books Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader, The Walking Med: Zombies and the Medical Image, Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, and Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction. She edits the journals Science Fiction Studies and Science Fiction Film and Television, and is currently working on a book project entitled The Promissory Imagination: Speculative Fictions and Speculative Futures.

Sherryl Vint is Professor at the University of California, Riverside, where she directs the Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science program. She is the author of Bodies of Tomorrow: Technology, Subjectivity, Science Fiction, Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal, Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed, and The Wire, and the co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction. She is an editor or co-editor of the books Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader, The Walking Med: Zombies and the Medical Image, Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, and Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction. She edits the journals Science Fiction Studies and Science Fiction Film and Television, and is currently working on a book project entitled The Promissory Imagination: Speculative Fictions and Speculative Futures.

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ACCUTE’s annual conference features nationally and internationally recognized scholars, and papers from across the range of periods, topics, and methodologies of English studies.  Our programs also include sessions on professional and pedagogical concerns, as well as joint sessions with a number of other scholarly associations. This conference takes place at the annual meeting of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including close to a 100 scholarly and professional associations.

Recent Conferences

2016: University of Calgary, May 28 -31: program

2015: University of Ottawa, May  30 May – 2 June 2015: program

2014: Brock University,  May 24 – 27: program

2013: University of Victoria, June 1- 4: program

2012: University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, May 26 – 29: program

2011: University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, May 28 – 31: program

2010: Concordia University, May 28-31: program

Programs before 2010 were published in the March issues of our newsletter, and can be found on our newsletter page.