First keynote speaker announced: Ian Rae

We’re delighted to announce that our first keynote speaker for the Poetry and the Essay conference is Canadian academic Ian Rae, Associate Professor of Modern Languages at King’s University College at Western University, Ontario.

Rae is the author of the monograph From Cohen to Carson: The Poet’s Novel in Canada (2008) and editor of George Bowering: Bridges to Elsewhere (2010), a special issue of the journal Open Letter. In 2012, he earned a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his Mapping Stratford Culture project, which aims to develop an interdisciplinary cultural history of this Canadian arts hub. In 2016, he received a Moore Institute Fellowship at the University of Ireland, Galway, for his work on the Stratford Festival and the Irish Literary Revival.

More keynote speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

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