Fall Events Announced


Published: 25Aug2011


Visiting Speakers Schedule for Fall 2011

Sept. 20, 5pm, ARTS 160: Gary Geddes, author, discussing his new book:

Drink the Bitter Root: A Writer’s Search for Justice and Redemption in Africa

(creative writing, poetry, African literature, postcolonial theory)

Nov. 16, 4pm, ARTS 145: Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

“Acting in Ruins: One Late Capitalist and His Later Capitalist Double”

(drama and theatre, performance studies, reenactment in performance, cultural studies)

Nov. 17, 12:30 pm, LEA 927: Ellen Gainor, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, Cornell University (co-sponsored by IGSF)

“So You Think You Can Dance Straight? Same-Sex Ballroom and Reality Television“

(queer theory, drama and theatre, performance studies, cultural studies, gender studies, media theory)

Nov. 21, 4:30 pm, ARTS 145: John Jacob Spector Lecture: Wai Chee Dimock, English and American Studies, Yale University

"Bodies at War: Baghdad, Dresden, New York City”

(world literature, American literature, critical theory)


Related Fall Events:

Sept. 22, 6pm, Goethe Institute (418 Sherbrooke St. E) Allison Griffiths, Communications Studies, Baruch College, CUNY

Keynote Speaker, Europe on Display/ Exposer L’Europe (presented by the Project on European Cinema, co-sponsored by the Department of English): Tableau Mort: Capital Punishment, Spectacle, and Cinema”

(film studies, cultural studies)

Sept. 27, 5:30pm, Moyse Hall: “The Public Life of Arts and Ideas”, presented by IPLAI, with Kent Stetson, Margie Gillis, Darin Barney and Desmond Manderson, moderated by Paul Yachnin.

(fine arts, dance, drama and theatre, law, humanities)

Oct. 11 (time, place and title TBA), Heather Love, English, University of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by IGSF, Media@McGill and AHCS.

(queer theory, affect theory, disability studies)

Nov. 4, 3pm (tentatively), Thompson House: Roderick Ferguson, American Studies, University of Minnesota

Keynote speaker, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies biennial conference (co-sponsored by the Department of English), “The Reorder of Things: On the Institutionalization of Difference”

(queer theory, critical race studies, gender studies, cultural studies)

Nov. 4, 3 pm (tentatively), Thompson House: Diana Brydon, English, Film and Theatre, University of Manitoba.

Keynote speaker, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies biennial conference (co-sponsored by the Department of English), Title TBA

(cultural studies, globalization, Canadian Studies)


Fall Shakespeare Team events: (seminar room, 2nd floor, 3475 Peel St.)

Sept. 21 7PM Galen Strawson, “Against Narrativity”

Oct. 25 5PM (in Arts West 25): Patrick Neilson, workshop on All’s Well That Ends Well

Nov. 15 5pm Mustapha Fahmi, TBA


Coming Up in Winter 2012 (more info to come)

Jan. 25 PhD Colloquium

Jan. 31 Reynolds Visiting Artist Erin Mouré (workshops with Mouré will be held on Feb. 3 and 4)

Feb. 28 Faculty Colloquium

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