The Department of English and the Department of French Language and Literature present a conversation between the 2013-2014 Mordecai Richler writers in residence: Anosh Irani and Marc Zaffran
Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay, India, and moved to Vancouver in 1998. He is the author of the novels The Cripple and His Talismans and The Song of Kahunsha, the latter of which was a finalist for CBC Radio's Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and which has been published in thirteen countries, achieving best seller status in Canada, China, and Italy.
“UNESCO and the Book in the Developing World”
A public lecture by
Associate Professor of English at Carleton University
Prof. Cedric Tolliver will be in residence in the English Department as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in American Literature. His research deals with diasporic cosmopolitan culture defined by African American, Anglophone Caribbean, and Francophone Caribbean intellectuals after World War II. During his 2013-14 research residency at McGill, Prof. Tolliver will offer an advanced undergraduate course exploring the interdisciplinary nature of African diasporic cultural politics in this period.
12-1pm: Lunch and Welcome Remarks
1-2:45 pm: Roundtable on Transnationalism and African Studies
Chair: Elizabeth Elbourne (McGill)
Jon Soske (McGill): “The Post-colonial/Indian Ocean Mash-up: African Studies after Chimurenga Magazine”
Andrew Ivaska (Concordia): "The Promise and Pitfalls of a Transregional African History: A View from Dar es Salaam’s ‘Global Sixties.’"
Featuring the following presentations:
Stephanie Adjemian, “Critical Structures: Daily Life, Elegy, and the Sonnet Form”
Suzanne Boswell, “How to Suppress Women’s Reproduction: Cyborgs and Posthumans in the Land of Feminist Science Fiction”
Jane Boyes, “The Ethics of Aestheticization in the Poetry of P.K. Page”
Directed by Sean Carney
Production Management and Set Design by
Technical Direction and Lighting Design by
Costumes by Catherine Bradley and the Costuming Class
Design Elements & Construction by the Stage Scenery and Lighting Class
The Question of Collaboration in Scholarship:
Methods, Benefits, and Challenges of Team-Based Research
4:00pm: Tom Mole and Fiona Ritchie: Collaboration in Research-Creation
5:00pm: Ara Osterweil and Alanna Thain: Comparing Individual and Collective Investigation
6:00pm: Peter Sabor and Paul Yachnin: Co-Editing Processes and Protocols
Massimo Rizzante is a professor of 20th century Italian literature and comparative literature in the Department of Philological and Historical Sciences at the University of Trento.
He will be speaking at a number of universities in Montreal, including this talk sponsored by the Department of English.
Contact : Prof. Derek Nystrom (derek [dot] nystrom [at] mcgill [dot] ca)