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Canadian Literature Day 2010: Narratives of Crisis - Crisis of Narrative (02.-03.07.2010)

On July 2-3, 2010, the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies held its traditional Canadian Literature Day. This year, the topic was Narratives of Crisis - Crisis of Narrative". The first highlight of the conference was David Williams' introduction titled "The Underlying Crisis of Media Change: from Generals Die in Bed to Three Day Road". Afterwards, participants of the conference could listen to papers about Canadian historical and ecological crises. In the evening David Williams and Guillermo Verdecchia read from their literary work.

The second day of the conference began with Verdecchia's lecture about David Yee's The Lady in the Red Dress and Carmen Aguirre's Refugee Hotel. During the following panels scholars discussed topics such as "Crises in Narrative", "Crises in Women's Narratives" and "Crises of Identity and Belonging".

The Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies thanks all organisers and helpers as well as the participants of the conference. Furthermore, we thank the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Association for Canadian Studies in German Speaking Countries, the University library, the Embassy of Canada to Germany in Berlin and the Ursula-Kuhlmann-Fonds for their support.