Commemorating and Celebrating Raymond Carver

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

Meeting of international IRCS delegates

Friday June 6, 2008 - 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