2012 Events

Panel and Business Meeting, 2012 American Literature Association Conference, san Francisco, May 24-27

 

Raymond Carver: Open Panel 

Organized by the International Raymond Carver Society

 

Chair:   Angela Sorby, Marquette University

 

1.         “Additive Editing: Exploring Lish’s Role in the Creation of Carver’s Collections,” Paul Randolph Runyon, Miami University, Ohio

2.         “Suitcases on the Train: Carver and the Novel,” Robert Miltner, Kent State University at Stark

3.         “For Whom the Men Fish: The Women in Raymond Carver’s Fishing Stories and Poems,” Takeshi Kurihara, Hiroshima University of Economics, Japan

4.         “Women in the Poetry of Raymond Carver,” Sandra Lee Kleppe, Hedmark University College, Norway

 

 Audio-Visual Equipment: Hook-up for computer screen/Powerpoint

Business Meeting:  immediately following panel

 


2010 Events
  • The following panel was hosted by the IRCS at the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association
Friday November 5th
Associated Organizations

48. The International Raymond Carver Society

1:40-3:10 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 C)

Topic: Terror in the Works of Raymond Carver
Chair: Sandra Kleppe, Hedmark University College, Norway

1. Discomposure: Carver and the Other
Robert Miltner, Kent State University
2. Raymond Carver's Grunge Fictions
Angela Sorby, Marquette University
3. Raymond Carver's Self-Referential Poetry
Sandra Kleppe, Hedmark University College, Norway

  • The following panels were hosted by the IRCS at the 2010 ALA Conference in San Francisco:

Friday, May 28, 2010

11:00 am -12:20 pm

Session 9-I    Raymond Carver I: Publishing, Teaching, Adapting    (Pacific J)                                    
Organized by the International Raymond Carver Society

Chair:   Brian C. Seemann, Wichita State College

1.         “The Library of America's Raymond Carver : Collected Stories,” Carol Sklenicka, Independent Scholar

2.         “Teaching in Carver Country,” G. P. Lainsbury, Northern Lights College, Canada

3.         “Raymond Carver's 'After the Denim': The Adaptation," Gregory D. Goyins, Chapman University

Friday, May 28, 2010

2:00 - 3:20 pm

Session 11-H   Raymond Carver II: Poetry and Fiction  (Pacific J)

Organized by the International Raymond Carver Society

Chair:   G. P. Lainsbury, Northern Lights College, Canada

1.         “Seeing Poetic Footprints: Voyeurism in the Poetry of Walt Whitman and Raymond Carver,” Brian C. Seemann, Wichita State University

2.         “Irony and Ethical Communication in Raymond Carver’s ‘What’s in Alaska?’” Bjørn Inge Berger Andersen, University of Tromsø, Norway

3.         “Teaching Carver’s Poetry for Foreign Language Students,” Sandra Lee Kleppe, Hedmark University College, Norway


2009 Events
1) The IRCS hosted the following panel at the 2009 ALA Conference in Boston, May 21-24:
Teaching and Talking About Raymond Carver
Organized by the International Raymond Carver Society
Chair:  Angela Sorby, Marquette University
Panelists:
1.        "Race in Raymond Carver's Short Stories," Vanessa Hall, New York City
College of Technology/CUNY
2.        “Teaching Carver’s Poetry for Foreign Language Students,” Sandra L.
Kleppe, University of Tromsø, Norway
3.         “"Teaching ‘Tell the Women We're Going’ and
‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,’” Robert Waxler, University
of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


2008 EVENTS....
1) Commemorating and Celebrating Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
A symposium organized by the International Raymond Carver Society and TIES (Paris XII)

Thursday June, 5, 2008.
At Villa Luxembourg
121, Boulevard du Montparnasse
75006 Paris
7.00pm
Meeting of international IRCS delegates

Friday June 6, 2008 - Paris XII -Créteil
At Paris XII-Créteil
Département d'Anglais / Bâtiment I2
Salle 222
61,Avenue du Général de Gaulle
94010 Créteil
Métro-ligne 8: Créteil-Université
9.30-10.00 : Registration and Introduction by Sandra Kleppe and Claire Fabre-Clark
10.00-11.00 Keynote Speech
Randolph Runyon, (University Ohio, USA): “’Beginners’ Luck”
Workshop 11.00-12:30:
Vickie Fachard  (Independent Scholar, Switzerland) “Sign vs. Symbol: The Gift in Raymond Carver’s ‘Cathedral’” 
Enrico Monti  (Université de Haute-Alsace, France/Università di Bologna, Italy)
“From ‘Beginners’ to ‘What We Talk...’: Variations on a Carver’s Story”
Paul Grant, (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College , Canada) “Carver’s Anti-Heroics”
12.30am-2.00pm : LUNCH (La Pointe Jaune)
2.00pm-3.30pm  Workshop
Sandra Lee Kleppe, (University of Tromso, Norway) “Carver’s ‘Baudelaire Sandwich’”
Marie Legrix de la Salle, (Université de Pau, France) « Intervals and blanks in a selection of short stories »
Robert Miltner, (Kent State University Stark, USA) “’A Song of Sixpence’: (Re)Reading Carver’s ‘Blackbird Pie.’”
3.30-4.30 pm  Workshop
Libe García Zarranz, (University of Alberta, Canada) “’Let Them Watch’: Carver’s Hitchcockian Eye and Feminist Film Theory”
Greg P. Lainsbury, (Northern Lights College, Canada)  “Reference ≠ Reduction: Literary Implications of Life in Raymond Carver”
5.00pm-7pm : Cocktail

Saturday June 7th, 2008
At Hôtel Massa
Société des Gens de Lettres
38 rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques
75014 Paris
10.00 am-1.00pm Workshop
Françoise Sammarcelli, (Université de Paris IV, France) “’Why would I want a picture of this tragedy?’: the Inscription of the Eye in What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.”
Laetitia Naly (Université de Paris III, France) “Celebrating the moment: the writing of time in Raymond Carver’s ‘TheCalm’”
Philippe Romon (journalist and author, France) "A reading of some letters from the Gordon Lish and Raymond Carver archives"
Claire Fabre-Clark, (Université Paris XII, France)  “Excess and lack : the economy of signs in Carver”

Sunday June 8th, 2008
At 229 rue de Paris
91120 Palaiseau
10 am-12 pm
General meeting of the IRCS
Meeting of the Editorial Committee
Discussion about the 2009 Symposium


2) The International Raymond Carver Society is an affiliated organization of the American Literature Association and we sponsor sessions every year at their annual conference, which rotates between East and West Coast venues.  The 2008 ALA conference is in San Francisco, May 22-25.
Panel Friday May 23 9.30-10.50: "Raymond Carver's Life: Does It Matter?"
Panelists: Greg Lainsbury and Carol Sklenicka
Panel Saturday May 24 3.30-4.50: "Raymond Carver and the Aesthetic of the Quotidian."
Panelists: Ayala Amir and Sandra Kleppe

3) The International Raymond Carver Society hosted a panel at the 2008 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 13-16, on "Infamous Incidents in the Life/Works of Raymond Carver".


2007 EVENTS....
1)  The International Raymond Carver Society  organized a two-day Symposium during the same week as (but not connected to) the MLA in Chicago, December 28-29.  
VENUE: PALMER HOUSE HILTON, CHICAGO
December 28:
"Raymond Carver in International Contexts" roundtable
Highlight from the Roundtable
Highlight from the roundtable: Randolph Runyon and Libe García Zarranz
mesmerised by the other speakers

Raymond Carver: Open Panel
December 29:
Business Meeting
The IRCS held a joint meeting of the officers, advisory board, and members at large. The minutes will be posted in our Archive.

2) The International Raymond Carver Society hosted the panel "Revisiting Raymond Carver's Realisms: 21st Century Perspectives" for the 49th Midwest MLA convention in Cleveland, November 8-11, 2007. 
 
3) The International Raymond Carver Society organized two panels at the 2007 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 24-27. They were:

Raymond Carver I: Issues of Gender and/or Genre Technique:
Panel 9d: Panelists concentrating intensely on Greg Lainsbury's talk
9d

Raymond Carver II: Epiphany, Performance, and the Visual:
Panel 10b: Panelists pondering Zhenya Kiperman's talk
10b

Please click on the Call for Papers in the menu to find other events.

Note: The IRCS is affiliated with the American Literature Association and has a permanent presence at their annual conference. The next Call for Papers, for the 2009 conference in Boston, will be published in the autumn of 2008.