Ambitious novel nets grad a Giller
by Daniel McCabe, BA’89
Do a Google image search of author Sean Michaels, BA’04, the winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and you’ll notice something straight away – at least in the photos that don’t feature burly pro wrestler Shawn Michaels. Sean, the Montreal-based author, looks like an unassuming guy who is at his most comfortable rocking a hoodie. Not the sort of fellow who typically turns up at a swanky soirée.
The McGill University Department of English Drama & Theatre Program presents "Threepenny Opera" by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Sean Carney
April 10 to 12, at 7:30pm
You are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of Ms. Polly Peachum, the flower of Soho and only daughter of the notorious King of the Beggars, to Captain Macheath, a.k.a. Mack the Knife, the most wanted man in London. Entertainment for the evening shall include a variety of bawdy songs, shameful caterwauling, trilling sopranos, moving ballads, earnest pleas, rousing escapes, unexpected twists, saucy brothels, dirty jokes and at least one public hanging.
“Imperceptible Virtuosities: Composing Difference in Contemporary Québecois Dance” - A lecture by Noémie Solomon
The McGill University Department of English Speaker Series presents
“Imperceptible Virtuosities: Composing Difference in Contemporary Québecois Dance”
A lecture by Noémie Solomon
The McGill University Department of English presents “Settler Common Sense” A lecture by Mark Rifkin
Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS:
Time: Panel title:
Reading how we read: Strategies for interpreting textual structure
2:30-2:50 Jonathan Armoza. Plotting in Reverse: “Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots” and “Bartleby, the Scrivener."
2:50-3:10 Mitchell Brown. Tragedy in Justice: Consequences and Potentialities.
The Department of English presents: A READING BY CHRISTINE POUNTNEY
The 2013-2014 Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist
Christine Pountney is the author of three novels: Last Chance Texaco (Faber & Faber/Penguin, 2000), which was longlisted for the Orange Prize 2000; The Best Way You Know How (Penguin/Faber & Faber, 2005); and Sweet Jesus (McClelland and Stewart, 2012), which was named by Irvine Welsh and Barbara Gowdy as the best book of 2012.
Dr. Ronald Chung-yam Po
“On Treacherous Ground: Paul Robeson's Here I Stand and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma" A lecture by Cedric Tolliver
Cedric Tolliver is assistant professor of English at the University of Houston. He is currently in residence in the McGill Department of English as a 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. His current book project is entitled Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers: African Diasporic Cosmopolitan Culture and the Cold War.
The McGill Department of English Drama and Theatre Program is proud to announce its upcoming production of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9, appearing in the English Department’s Moyse Hall beginning November 21-23, and continuing November 28-30, 2013.
Founded in 1980 by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, and Deb Margolin, Split Britches creates “vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance” to revolutionize our understandings of queer identity, sexuality, and gender politics in performance and everyday life. Please join us for a performance-oriented artist’s talk, free of charge and open to the McGill University public.
NB: Seating is limited to 50. First-come, first-served.