Frederick Philip Grove  FPG  Felix Paul Greve

of the
Anniversary Symposium
In Memoriam FPG

IN MEMORIAM FPG: 1879-1948-1998
In Honour of the 50th Anniversary
of the German-Canadian Author's Death

September 30 - October 3, 1998
Ramada-Marlborough Hotel
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Conference Registration, 9th Floor Foyer
September 30, 11.00-2.30 p.m.


"The Chelsea," 9th Floor Ramada-Marlborough Hotel
Wednesday, September 30, 1998
2.30 - 3.00 pm: Coffee & Danish

Opening Remarks
Myroslav Shkandrij, UM German & Slavic Studies
James Dean, Assocociate Dean, UM Faculty of Arts

Keynote Address

Carol Shields
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author
Grove's First Canadian Book Publication

Over Prairie Trails

Wednesday, September 30, 1998

I. Mysteries of FPG's Autobiography
3.15 - 4.45 pm: Session Chair, Claus Lappe, UM German

Sarah Dammermann (University of Toronto)
Escaping the Self Through Pseudonym: Renaming as Anti-Biography

Markus Müller (University of Ottawa/Trier: Full-Text)
The Double Agent, or How Grove's Masquerade Writes His Autobiography

Tamara Pianos (Kiel University)
FPG's Over Prairie Trails: quarter of a poem woven of impression."

Wine & Cheese Reception

(courtesy, UM President, Emöke Szathmáry)
5.30 - 7.00 pm, 9th Floor Foyer

Thursday, October 1, 1998

II. The Canadian Writer I
9.00 -10.30 am: Session Chair, Robert Kroetsch, UM English

Konrad Gross (Kiel University)
Space into Place: Manitoba in Grove's Pioneer Novels

Victor Doerksen (University of Manitoba)
House and Home: Abode in Grove's Canadian Writings

Walter Pache (Augsburg University)
Greek to us, Grove: Over Prairie Trails as Odyssey

Coffee & Danish, 10.30 - 11.00 am

Thursday, October 1, 1998

III. The Canadian Writer II: Grove's Settlers of the Marsh
11.00-12.30 am: Session Chair, David Arnason, UM English

Robert Alan Burns (University of Guam: Full-Text)
Grove and the Goddess: The Language of Myth and Ritual in Settlers of the Marsh

Lorne Lulashnyk (Winnipeg)
Greve & Else's autobiographical experience in Grove's Settlers of the Marsh

Henry Makow (Winnipeg)
Personal Reflections on Settlers of the Marsh

Lunch Break, 12.30 - 2.30 pm (on your own)

Thursday, October 1, 1998

IV. The Two Lives of F.P.Greve/Grove
2.30-4.00 pm: Session Chair, Paul Fortier, UM French

Bruce Thomson (Winnipeg)
Greve's Passage to America, The Titanic, and Grove's Bonanza Farm Connection

Hiram M. Drache (Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.)
The Amenia & Sharon Bonanza Farm in the Early Twentieth Century

Donald Smith (University of Calgary)
Impostors in Early Western Canada: Grove & Grey Owl: a slide lecture

Thursday Night, October 1, 1998
at the Marlborough Hotel, "The Devonshire" / 9th Floor
(Catering by Victor's Restaurant)

Cash Bar, 6.30-7.00 p.m.
Dinner, 7.00-10.00 p.m.

Soup of Carrot
Boston Salad with Lime-Champagne Dressing

Veal Piccata in Lemon & White Wine Sauce
Herb Stuffed Potato, Cauliflower au Gratin, Green Beans with Almonds
Cheesecake with Amaretto Sauce

Banquet Chairs
Myroslav Shkandrij, UM & Neil Besner, UW

Special Guests
The Right Honorable Edward Schreyer
Leonard & Mary Grove
Authors Carol Shields & Robert Kroetsch

Friday, October 2, 1998

VI. Muse and Artist in Berlin, New York, Paris:
Else Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven
9.00 -10.30 am: Session Chair, David Williams

Gisi von Freytag-Loringhoven (Tübingen)
"Life is a Work of Art: Else von Freytag-Loringhoven's Significance for the Arts

Julia Van Haaften (New York Public Library)
Modeling the Artists' Life: Baroness Elsa and Berenice Abbott

Irene Gammel (University of Prince Edward Island)
Freytag-Loringhoven's "Orgasmic Toast" and "Ready-to-Wear-American Soul Poetry"

Coffee Break, 10.30 - 11.00 am

Friday, October 2, 1998

VII. FPG's Contacts in Europe and Canada
11.00-12.30 am: Session Chair, Victor Doerksen, UM German

Helge David (Bonn University: Full-Text)
A Menage-à-Trois: August Endell, Else Endell and Felix Paul Greve in 1902/3

Gaby Divay (University of Manitoba)
FPG International: Stefan George, Karl Wolfskehl, Franziska von Reventlow, Thomas Mann, Gide, H. G. Wells, Insel Publishers & more
(Correspondence & Other Research Resources at the UM Archives)

Paul Hjartarson (University of Alberta)
The Canonization of Frederick Philip Grove as a Canadian Writer

Lunch Break, 12.30 - 2.30 pm

Friday, October 2, 1998

VIII. Greve as Essayist and Translator
2.30-4.00 pm: Session Chair, Rory Egan, UM Classics

Axel Knönagel (Rostock University)
Greve and Oscar Wilde: Promotion and Projection

Martin Kuester (Augsburg University: Full-Text)
...better than Gulliver's Travels? " FPG as Translator and Parodist of Swift's Satires

Heinz Sarkowski (Heidelberg]
Greve's Translations for the Insel Verlag, 1902-1909
[English summary presented in absentia by Claus Lappe, UM German]

Conference Closing Remarks
Robert Kroetsch, UM English & Myroslav Shkandrij, UM Slavics

Spontaneous Comments from the Audience:
Walter Pache, Augsburg

4.00 - 4.30 pm
Coffee & Danish

Saturday, October 3, 1998
9.00 am - 7.00 pm:

Guide, Richard Ottenbreit, UW
Post-Conference Tour
through Grove Country to his grave in Rapid City

Departure and Return, Ramada-Marlborough Hotel