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August 27, 2003



Margaret Atwood
Keynote Address

Margaret Atwood


Session 1

Allan Weiss

Session I: Writers and Readers

Dianne Newell and Jenea Tellentire, University of British Columbia

"Co-Writing a Life in Science Fiction: Judith Merril as a Theorist of Autobiography"

Kim G. Kofmel

"The Overdeveloped Bump of Curiosity: Adult Readers' Perception of Science Fiction and Fantasy"
Allan Weiss, York University
"The Question of Genre"

Chair: Dominick M. Grace


Canadian SF Panel

Panel Discussion: The Fantastic in Canadian Literature

Dominick M. Grace, Margaret Atwood, Jean-Louis Trudel, Allan Weiss

Chair: Veronica Hollinger


Session 2

Session II: Canadian Science Fiction

Dominick Grace, Algoma University College
, "GalFed: The Canadian Galactic Empire"

Jean-Louis Trudel, UQAM
"Utopias in French-Speaking Canada, from Saskatchewan to the Sahara"

Andrew M. Butler, Canterbury Christ Church University College
"Michael G. Coney"

Chair: Allan Weiss


Session 3

Session III: Canadian Fantasy

Susan Hopkirk, University of Prince Edward Island
"Divine Fantasy: Gods in Tolkien and Kay"

Adam Guzkowski, University of Toronto
"Memory, Magic and Meaning: Storytelling and the Construction of Self and Community in Charles de Lint's Newford"

Chair: Andrew M. Butler


Closing Remarks

Allan Weiss, York University