Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Exploring Ivan Doig: A Discussion of This House of Sky 
The Country Bookshelf, 28 W Main St
Jan Zauha, Montana State University

Thursday, September 14, 2017

10:30 AM

MSU Library Lobby

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Creating the Ivan Doig Archive: "The Magic Box"
Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) in MSU Library (1st Floor)
Molly Arrandale, Michelle Gollehon, Hannah McKelvey & Jodi Rasker—Montana State University
Chair: Jan Zauha, Montana State University 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (hourly)


Tours of the Ivan Doig Archive offered on the hour
Special Collections in MSU Library (2nd Floor) 
Kim Scott, Montana State University

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Voices from the Ivan Doig Archive: Oral Histories Past and Present
Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) in MSU Library (1st Floor)
Jan Zauha, Jean Arthur—Montana State University  
Chair: Jennifer Hill, Montana State University

2:00 to 3:00 PM

The Yellowstone Writing Project: Cultivating the Next Generation of Montana Writers
Procrastinator Theater in SUB
Kirk Branch, Allison Wynhoff Olsen—Montana State University 
Chair: Michelle Miley, Montana State University

2:00 to 3:00 PM

Reimagine Montana: Six Contemporary Artists Create Bridges Between Then and Now
Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) in MSU Library (1st Floor)
Chere Jiusto, Montana Preservation Alliance
Lewis Williams, Montrose, CO
Ben Bloch, Cameron and Missoula, MT
Chair: Royce Smith, Montana State University

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

A Conversation with Carol Doig and Lois Welch
Procrastinator Theater in SUB
Chair: Mary Murphy, Montana State University

5:15 PM to 6:00 PM

Opening Reception
Bair Lobby, Museum of the Rockies, 600 W Kagy Blvd
Enjoy light refreshments and beverages in the lobby of the museum.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Keynote Address
Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies, 600 W Kagy Blvd
Introduction by Dean Nic Rae, College of Letters and Science, Montana State University
Patty Limerick, Center of the American West, University of Colorado
“Scouting for a Region: Ivan Doig’s Wisdom as a Guide to Resilience”

Friday, September 15, 2017

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Registration, Morning Refreshments, and Country Bookshelf Exhibit
SUB Ballroom A

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM


SUB Ballroom A
Provost Robert L. Mokwa and Susan Kollin, Montana State University

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Ivan Doig: Writer and Historian
SUB Ballroom A

Nancy Cook, The University of Montana
"The Writer as Social Historian: Work, Class, and the Working Classes in Ivan Doig's Montana Books"

Alan Weltzien, The University of Montana Western
“Ivan Doig and the Historical Novel”

Chair: Christine Bold, University of Guelph

10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

The Geography of Ivan Doig
SUB Ballroom A

Jill (Ramaker) Mackin, Montana State University
"You Can’t Not Go Home to the Café Again"

Matthew Fockler, Augustana College
“An In-Between Thing: Place-making, the Rocky Mountain Front, and Ivan Doig’s Forest Service”

Bill Wyckoff, Montana State University
“The Creation of Place Identity in Ivan Doig’s Montana”

Chair: Julia Haggerty, Montana State University

11:15 AM to 11:30 AM


11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Ivan Doig Among Friends: A Film and Discussion
SUB Ballroom A
Carol Doig, Betty Mayfield, Jean Walkinshaw, Mary Murphy, Montana State University
Chair: David Laskin, Montana State University

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

SUB Ballroom B, C, D
Introduction by Susan Kollin, Montana State University
Rebecca Saletan, Editorial Director, Riverhead Books
“‘The Poetry Under the Prose’: Editing Ivan”


 Concurrent Sessions 1

2:00 to 3:15 PM

Session 1






 Reading and Teaching Ivan Doig
SUB Room 233

Linda Karell, Montana State University
"Heart Earth: Ivan Doig’s Memoir of Absence"

Kate Ryan, Montana State University
“Teaching Digital Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing Using the Doig Archive”

Ellise Moon, Montana State University
“The Mirror Behind the Bottles: How Bars Reflect Western Emotion”

Chair: Ben Leubner, Montana State University

Session 2

The Life of the Ivan Doig Archive
Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) in MSU Library (1st Floor)

 Jason Clark, Michelle Gollehon, Hannah McKelvey, Jodi Rasker
“The Life of the Ivan Doig Archive: Curating and Sustaining a Living Collection”

Chair: Kenning Arlitsch, Montana State University

Session 3

Western Landscapes and Legends
SUB Room 235

Henrietta Nickels Shirk, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
“Searching for ‘The West’ in Ivan Doig’s Winter Brothers”

Paul Stouffer, Montana State University
“The Legend of the Golden Ghosts: Inspiring Ivan Doig's The Eleventh Man

Robert King, Utah State University
“Across the Great Divide with William James and Charles Doig: Montana Landscapes as a Variety of Religious Experience”

Chair: Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, Montana State University

 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM

 Coffee Break with Refreshments
SUB Ballroom A 
Attendees can also visit the “Scots in the American West” Exhibit (1st Floor of MSU Library) or tour the Ivan Doig Archive in Special Collections (2nd Floor of MSU Library).


 Concurrent Sessions 2

3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

Session 1





 Energy and the West
SUB Room 233

Ryan Driskell Tate, Rutgers University
“The ‘Power God’: The 1970s Coal Boom and Extractive Industry in Western Literature”

Quinn Grover, Brigham Young University-Idaho
“Aridity and Identity in Doig’s Two-Medicine Trilogy”

Chair: Mark Fiege, Montana State University

Session 2

Acoustic Atlas
Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) in MSU Library (1st Floor)

Molly Arrandale, Jeff Rice, Montana State University
“‘The Wind from Eden’: The Soundscapes of Ivan Doig”

Chair: Jan Zauha, Montana State Univesrity

Session 3

Poetry and the Western Imagination
SUB Room 235
Tami Haaland, Dave Caserio, Cara Chamberlain, Bernard Quetchenbach—MSU Billings

Chair: Zack Bean, Montana State University

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Reimagining Montana: Reception, Art Exhibition, and Speaker
Bozeman Public Library, 626 E Main St.

Christine Bold, University of Guelph
“How Princess Chinquilla Found Herself in Doig Country”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

White Sulphur Springs Field Trip
Bus will depart from and return to 751 W Grant St in front of SUB 

Except for Reserved spots, parking is free in the all campus lots and the garage on Saturday. 
Registration is required for this trip. Lunch, programming, and bus fare are included in registration fee.