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)
The McGill University Department of English Visiting Speaker Series presents a lecture by Deidre Shauna Lynch
Sandeep Banerjee, the last candidate for the World Anglophone Literature position, will present a job talk titled:
“Between ‘General Magnificence’ and the ‘Clammy Odor of Blue Slime’: Inventing Colonial Calcutta”
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Presented by The McGill English Graduate Student Association
From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving.