Thank you to everyone who attended the conference Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Writings in the Crossfire of a New Turn! This conference was held at the Banff Centre from September 22nd to 25th, 2016. When organizing events, one never quite knows what to expect in advance. I am so grateful to my colleagues, mentors, peers, and friends who made this a great event. It was likely the most colleagial, convivial, and genuinely kind academic event that I’ve yet had the privilege to attend, which is no mean feat.
This event would not have taken place without Marie Carrière, Director of the Canadian Literature Centre, who was the main organizer of this event. Ursula Moser, of the University of Innsbruck’s Centre for Canadian Studies, was the event’s other key organizer. My thanks to them both for inviting me to participate in the organization of the conference. Our funders, from all three of our institutions, were also necessary for the work to proceed.
The information for the conference can be found here. We anticipate that a publishing project will arise from this work. Stay tuned for more!