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An interdisciplinary conference

University of Glasgow

1-2 March 2003

Speakers include:

Jean-François Chassay & Ann Elaine Cliché on the urban novel
Paul-André Linteau & Bob Morris on 19th-century history
Bill Marshall & Pierre Véronneau on cinema
Sally Stewart on architecture

For further details contact:
Conference Organiser
Professor Bill Marshall
Department of French
16 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QL
Tel.: +44 (0) 141 330 4590
Fax +44 (0) 141 330 4234
Email: b.marshall@french.arts.gla.ac.uk
                              MONTREAL - GLASGOW

                               An interdisciplinary conference

                         Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow

                                        1-2 March 2003


Sessions will include:

Art & Architecture

Alexandria Pierce (McGill University) "Imperial Intent - Colonial Response: the Merchant
Prince of Montreal"
Holly Kinnear (University of Edinburgh): "Architectural Connections: the Glasgow Office of Sir
John James Burnet"
Sally Stewart (Mackintosh School of Architecture):

Cinema & Television

David Hutchison (Glasgow Caledonian University): "Representing Glasgow on Television"
Bill Marshall (University of Glasgow): "Containers and Flows, Home and the (Atlantic) World"
Pierre Véronneau (Cinémathèque québécoise): "Montréal vu par Arcand et Binamé"

City & Globalisation

Claire Poitras (INRS): "La nouvelle économie à la rescousse des métropoles industrielles.
Analyse comparée des stratégies publiques à Montréal et à Glasgow"
Mark Rowbotham: " UK and Canadian Customs and Excise: the Freezones
of Mirabel and Prestwick"

Culture & Communications

Michel Sarra-Bournet (Université de Montréal): "Montreal, a cultural metropolis : two hundred
years of institutional development"

History & Politics

Harold Bérubé (Université du Québec à Montréal): "Célébrer dans la tourmente: commémoration
et exposition en milieu urbain (Toronto, Glasgow, Montréal 1929-1945)"
John Connor (Acadia University): "Nemo nos lacessit-Vive la différence- je me
souviens!"

François Dufaux (University College London): "Partage et divergence dans la tradition du
logement urbain à Montréal et Glasgow"
Gillian Leitch (Université de Montréal): "'Scotsmen forget Scotlan' sae far as to gie up a custom
that brought them a thegither': The Scots in Montreal and their quest to stay Scottish"
Paul-André Linteau (Université du Québec à Montréal): "Les Ecossais au Conseil Municipal de
Montréal 1880-1914"
Bob Morris (University of Edinburgh): "Glasgow and Montreal: cities of conflict and stability,
1760-1920"
Janet & Jock Murray (Dalhousie University): "Comparative Histories of Medical Schools in
Glasgow and Montreal"
Sébastien Socqué (Université de Paris IV): "Les Curés du nationalisme québécois: Urbanité et
Immigration chez André Laurendeau"

Literature & Theatre

Martin Bowman (Champlain College): "Glaswegian Receptions of Michel Tremblay"
Bill Findlay (Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh): "A comparison of Les
Belles-Soeurs/The Guid Sisters and The Steamie"
Jacques Cardinal (Université de Montréal): "L'Écossais et le Montréal de Jacques Ferron"
Jean-François Chassay (Université du Québec à Montréal): "Le roman urbain"
Anne Élaine Cliché (Université du Québec à Montréal): " Un Montréal juif : A.M. Klein, M.
Richler"
Maureen Waters (Université de Paris III): "Le diable dans la ville : la gothique urbaine à
Montréal et Glasgow"

There will also be a session of readings by Montreal and Glasgow writers, including James
Kelman.


Sessions will run from about 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2
March. On Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. there will be a reception at Glasgow City
Chambers in George Square, followed by a meal at a nearby restaurant at 8 p.m. for those
participants who choose to book this on the registration form.

There will be informal drinks offered by Glasgow University French Department for those
delegates arriving on the evening of Friday 28 February.




                                        Registration Form

Title:…..
First name:………………

Surname:………………….

Affiliation:……………………..

Address for correspondence:

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Postcode:……………………………..

Telephone:……………………………

Fax:…………………………………..

Email…………………………………

Conference fee:          £58 (waged)
                         £22 (unwaged)

Do you wish to attend the dinner at Café Gandolfi, 64 Albion St., on Saturday 1 March?
£13.50 for two courses           YES/NO (delete as applicable)
£17.50 for three courses YES?NO (delete as applicable)
Drinks and a 10% service charge will be paid for on the night
TOTAL TO PAY:
I enclose a cheque made payable to 'University of Glasgow', or else charge my credit card no.
………………………………………………………………

Expiry date:………………………………………………………….
CREDIT CARD BOOKINGS FOR NON-UK DELEGATES ONLY PLEASE

Signed:……………………………………………………………….

Date:………………………………………………………………….

The fee includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday 1-2 March, teas and coffees, and the reception at Glasgow
City Chambers on the Saturday evening.

Do you wish to attend a social event on the evening of Friday 28 February? YES/NO
(delete as applicable)


Please return this form to: Conference Organiser, Professor Bill Marshall, Dept. of French, 16
University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QL, tel.: + 44 (0) 141 330 4590, fax +44 (0) 141 330 4234, email:
b.marshall@french.arts.gla.ac.uk


                                         ACCOMMODATION
This is a non-residential conference. Delegates should make their own hotel bookings. There are
plentiful hotels in the area of the University (the West End) and the City Centre, but bookings
should be made well in advance. Near the Gilmorehill Centre we would particularly recommend:

Kirklee Hotel, 11 Kensington Gate, Glasgow G12 (mention the University when booking). Tel.:
+ 44 (0) 141 334 5555. Fax: +44 (0)141 339 3828. Email: kirklee@clara.net
http://www.olstravel.com/hotel/kirklee/

Town House Hotel, 21 Royal Crescent, Glasgow G3. Tel.: + 44 (0)141 332 9009. Fax: +44
(0)141 357 9604. Email: townhousehotel@ukonline.co.uk

The Charing Cross area is a 15-20-minute walk or a short bus ride (44) from the conference
venue (this pasted from a tour guide):

The Old School House
194 Renfrew Street, G3 (0141 332 7600/fax 0141 332 8684).
20, 21, 23, 61, 66 buses. Rooms 17 (16 en suite). Rates (incl breakfast) single from £30; double
£48; family £65-£75. Credit MC, V, £TC.

Hotel services Fax. Multilingual staff. Room services Hairdryer. Rooms adapted for disabled (3).
Tea/coffee.

Built to house a Tobacco Lord in the last century, this newly opened B&B's interior is now
unobtrusively modern, with ornate woodwork and the occasional cherub-laden cornice hinting at
bygone elegance. One limitation is en suite facilities are shower or bath, not both. But breakfast
is fantastic

Charing Cross Tower Hotel
10 Elmbank Gardens, G2 (0141 221 1000/fax 0141 248 1000)
Charing Cross rail. Rooms 282 (all en suite). Rates single £34.50-£44.50; double/twin
£50-£59.50. Credit AmEx, DC, JCB, MC, V, £$TC.

Hotel services Air-conditioning. Bar. Conference facilities (50 people). Currency exchange.
Disabled: access; toilets. Fax. Laundry. No-smoking rooms. Parking (free). Restaurant. Safe.
Room services Hairdryer. Ironing facilities. Minibar. Tea/coffee. Satellite TV.
e-mail: cxt@cims.co.uk

The 12-storey Charing Cross Tower was converted from office block to hotel in 1996 and
provides efficient, streamlined facilities. Considering their price, the rooms are spacious, with
fashionable furnishings and great views of the city from the upper floors. Sports fans congregate
in Bill's Bar for matches shown on its large screen and the premises function as home to the
Scottish Claymores team during the American Football season. The large dining area offers an
unremarkable menu of traditional and continental dishes, but licensed vending machines and a
free delivery service from Sannino's pizza parlour are available for en suite dining after a hard
day's sightseeing. Otherwise, there are bars and restaurants of every variety in nearby
Sauchiehall Street.
Glasgow City Travelodge
5-11 Hill Street, G3 (0141 333 1515/fax 0141 333 1221)
Cowcaddens tube, then 10-min walk. Rooms 93 (all en suite). Rates single/double £55.95; family
rates on request (under-12s free). Credit AmEx, DC, MC, V, £TC.
Hotel services Babysitting. Bar. Business services. Conference facilities (35 people). Disabled:
access. Fax. No-smoking rooms. Restaurant. Safe. Room services Ironing facilities. Hairdryer.
Rooms adapted for disabled (2). Tea/coffee. Trouser press.

Opened in May 1998, this Travelodge is situated near to the Glasgow School of Art but aimed at
business travellers and overseas package tourists. Beige-on-green décor throughout cements the
corporate atmosphere and the three conference rooms are kitted out with hi-tech presentation
gear. It offers appetising, value-for-money cuisine with Scottish breakfasts prepared by the chef
and light, continental meals served in the Lounge Bar until 6pm. The bistro's table d'hôte and à la
carte menu incorporates a decent vegetarian selection and changes monthly. Roast chicken filled
with haggis and served with a whisky and Arran-grain mustard sauce typifies the Scottish main
course dishes on offer.

For the Gilmorehill Centre from this hotel, take the Underground from Cowcaddens to
Kelvinbridge.


For further choices, visit websites such as http://www.glasgowlife.com
and http://www.scotland-glasgow.co.uk/

If you have any questions about hotels and guest houses, please do not hesitate to contact the
Conference Organiser.




                                            Transport

The Gilmorehill Centre, a former church recently converted for the Department of Theatre,
Film, and Television Studies, is located at the intersection of University Avenue and Kelvin
Way, in Glasgow's West End.
A campus map can be found at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/general/maps/campusmap.html

A map of Glasgow can be found at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/general/maps/glasgowmap.html

From Glasgow Central Station (trains from England, Wales and south-west Scotland): take
a 44 (or 44A, 44B etc.) bus on Hope Street (fare approximately £1, exact change required), or a
taxi (fare approximately £5-£6).

From Glasgow Queen Street Station (trains from the rest of Scotland): take a 11 bus on
Cathedral St., or a taxi (£5-£6), or the Underground from Buchanan St Station to Kelvinbridge,
which is a 5-10 minute walk away from Gilmorehill.

From Glasgow International Airport: taxi fare approximately £17-£18. Otherwise take the
airport bus (every 10 minutes during day, fare £5 return) and alight at one of the two main
railway stations.

To Glasgow by air

Air Canada fly direct from Toronto, Continental direct from Newark. There are also connections
on other airlines via London Heathrow and London Gatwick, and on KLM via Amsterdam.
Low-cost airlines often have extremely cheap fares from London and other cities in the UK,
depending on date, time, and how far in advance they are booked. Try www.easyjet.com,
www.go-fly.com, and www.ryanair.com. Ryanair fly into Glasgow Prestwick, which is about a
45-minute train ride from Glasgow Central Station. Ryanair are also the best route from Paris,
flying into Prestwick from Beauvais.

To Glasgow by train

Travel for example from London takes between 5-6 hours. Fares are best booked in advance on
the internet to get the best deals. The cheapest standard class return fare from London is
currently £29, the most expensive about £86. Try www.virgin.com/trains, www.thetrainline.com,
or www.qjump.co.uk. These sites will all find the best deals through the maze of tickets and rail
companies.

To Glasgow by bus
The website for bus travel from England & Wales to Glasgow is www.gobycoach.com (London
to Glasgow takes 9 hours), for bus travel within Scotland go to www.citylink.co.uk.

				
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