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McGILL ENGLISH GRAD WINS GILLER PRIZE

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:37

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.

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The McGill University Department of English Drama & Theatre Program presents "Threepenny Opera" by Bertolt Brecht

Thu, 2014-04-10 19:30 - Sat, 2014-04-12 19:30
Arts Building : Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: $10.00 general admission, Box Office: 514-398-6070

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.

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“Imperceptible Virtuosities: Composing Difference in Contemporary Québecois Dance” - A lecture by Noémie Solomon

Tue, 2014-04-01 16:30
Ferrier Building : Room 230, 840 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G2
Price: Free

The McGill University Department of English Speaker Series presents 

“Imperceptible Virtuosities: Composing Difference in Contemporary Québecois Dance”

 A lecture by Noémie Solomon 

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“Settler Common Sense” A lecture by Mark Rifkin

Tue, 2014-03-18 17:30
Arts Building : West 215, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: Free

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  

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M.A. COLLOQUIUM

Tue, 2014-03-11 15:00 - 18:00

SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS:

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       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.

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A READING BY CHRISTINE POUNTNEY

Fri, 2014-02-21 17:00
Arts Building : Room 230, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: Free

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.

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Writing the Waves: Chinese Maritime Writings in the Long Eighteenth Century

Wed, 2013-11-27 16:45
Peterson Hall : 116, 3460 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E6
Price: Free

Dr. Ronald Chung-yam Po
Postdoctoral Fellow

McGill University 

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“On Treacherous Ground: Paul Robeson's Here I Stand and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma" A lecture by Cedric Tolliver

Tue, 2013-11-19 16:30 - 17:30
Wilson Hall : Wendy Patrick Room, 3506 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2A7
Price: Free

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.

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Moyse Hall Theatre presents Cloud 9 by Cary Churchill

Thu, 2013-11-28 19:30 - Sat, 2013-11-30 19:30
Arts Building : Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: $10 General Admission - Call 514 398 6070

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.

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Split Britches Presents: “RETRO(PER)SPECTIVE” A Performative Artist’s Talk

Thu, 2013-11-07 16:30
Morrice Hall : TNC Theatre, 3485 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E1
Price: Free

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.

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