2018, January 15 – Book release: Triptych: Selected Fiction of P.K. Page, edited by Elizabeth Popham* (The Porcupine’s Quill). This collection ‘presents powerful examples of Page’s insightful and provocative fiction. Characterized by the exploration of charged ideas, these works (including a novel, twelve short stories, and a collection of brief linked narratives) take inspiration from experience both lived and imagined. In them, Page meditates on the notion of memory and the process of remembering, delving into themes of imagination and identity, of art and the environment, all the while maintaining the language and lyricism epitomized in her poetry.’
2017, May 30 – Book Launch for TransAtlantic Modernisms: Paris and Other Lost Generations, edited by Emily Ballantyne*, Marta Dvořák, and Dean Irvine will be held on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St, Toronto, ON. The book contains chapters by Suzanne Bailey* (“The Art of Engraving as Modernist Genre: David Silverberg at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris 1957”) and Emily Ballantyne* (“Relational Autobiographies: John Glassco, Authenticity, Sexuality, and the Lost Generation Memoir”). This book is part of the Canadian Literature Collection, University of Ottawa Press, general editor Dean Irvine.
2017, April – EditionsTrent is officially recognized as a Trent University Research Group.
2017, February 15 – Book Launch for The Art of P.K. Irwin: Observer, other, Gemini by Michèle Rackham Hall* (The Porcupine’s Quill) at Algonquin College from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the studio in N112. The launch will feature a performance inspired by the artist-poet’s work at noon by the Performing Arts students. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
2017, February –Book release: E.J. Pratt: Letters, edited by Elizabeth Popham* and David G. Pitt (University of Toronto Press). ‘This edition of E.J. Pratt’s letters is the final volume in the Collected Works series. Because of Pratt’s role in the making of Canadian culture between and after the World Wars, his correspondence highlights key moments in our cultural history and provides a view of the enterprise from its very centre…. Pratt’s correspondence both confirms the public persona of one of Canada’s first literary celebrities and provides glimpses of the private character behind the mask.’
2016, November 30 – Book release: The Art of P.K. Irwin: Observer, other, Gemini by Michèle Rackham Hall* (The Porcupine’s Quill). ‘In The Art of P. K. Irwin, Michèle Rackham Hall investigates the artist’s creative development and examines the exotic locales and the wealth of accomplished peers who helped shape Irwin’s artistic output. With rich biographical detail and extensive reference to Irwin’s lyrical life writing, The Art of P. K. Irwin takes readers along on the artist’s journey toward her own aesthetic, one in which “place was her most potent muse, and exile her most fertile state.”‘
2016, July 16 – “A Man of Words” at the Lakefield Literary Festival (Christ Church Community Museum, Admission on site only $20): Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry with Eric Friesen discuss A Celtic Temperament: Robertson Davies as Diarist and Davies Peterborough years.
2016, May 30 – Book launch at the Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences for the University of Ottawa’s Canadian Literature Collection series (General Editor, Dean Irvine). The CLC series includes Translocated Modernisms: Paris and Other Lost Generations, edited by Emily Ballantyne*, Martha Dvörak and Dean Irvine and featuring a chapter by Suzanne Bailey*, “The Art of Engraving as Modernist Genre: David Silverberg at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris 1957.”
2016, May 25 – Public Texts Symposium: Travel, Displacement, Mobility – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Bagnani Hall at Traill College (registration $10 / includes lunch!) The symposium is being organized by Dr. Suzanne Bailey* (Trent English Department), and Dr. Magali Sperling Beck (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil), as a way to celebrate collaboration between Canadian and Brazilian scholars at Trent, through the Brazil-Canada Synergies Project.
2016, March 8 – Congratulations to all of the Porcupine’s Quill authors and editors who are 2016
@ForewordReviews #INDIEFAB finalists! including Trent’s own Margaret Steffler*, editor of P.K. Page’s Mexican Journal.
2016, January – Publication of Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada, ed. Dean Irvine and Smaro Kambourelli, with a chapter by Zailig Pollock* on “The Material and Cultural Transformation of Scholarly Editing in Canada.”