2007: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old

2007 Frye Symposium Poster

“Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old” took place from May 4-6th 2007. The symposium brought together a number of the most important literary theorists and Frye scholars, including many from a new generation. The 50th anniversary of the publication of Anatomy of Criticism and the ongoing work on the 31-volume edition of Frye’s Complete Works made 2007 a particularly interesting time to reassess his achievement and plot the new directions it will take. The conference featured sessions dedicated to a range of Frye’s interests, including theory, religion, Canadian studies, and education. Robert Denham and Alvin Lee gave the keynote addresses. The conference should produce a set of papers that will help explain why Frye’s visionary account of the centrality of the imagination as it manifests itself in literature is as important as ever.