Professor Richard Watts and Associate Professor Louisa Mackenzie will present papers at the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) conference in August 2012. The theme of the conference is Space + Memory = Place. "
From the conference website: In her book The Lure of the Local (1998), art critic Lucy Lippard has written that “space defines landscape, where space combined with memory defines place” (9). The 2012 Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada (ALECC) conference will be focused on “place” as an embodied, embedded, troubling, elusive, contested, personal, political, and ecological site in which space + memory = place, in an astonishingly complex range of ways.
Mackenzie's presentation, "Jacques Cartier and Early French Colonial Ambitions in Canada," is part of the Historical Time, Historical Memory panel.
Watts' presentation, "Haiti's Waters of Forgiveness," is part of the Rivers of Memory panel.