Join us for a follow-up to last winter’s discussions on the value of a Humanities degree, with five McGill graduates who will talk about how their education helped them in their careers:
Job Talk by Dr. Benjamin Lempert: " Sounds to Break Bodies Apart: Ed Roberson, Miles Davis, and the form(s) of American Poetry"
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department.
February 20-22, 2015.
Thompson House, McGill University. 3650 Rue McTavish, Montréal.
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute and Associate Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: “The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation.”
James Joyce and the Rhythms of the Alphabet
A talk by Scarlett Baron (University College London)
Friday, February 13, 2015 11am in Arts 160, followed by a light lunch Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation
Dr. Francis Mus, from the University of Leuven, Belgium, will be giving a talk entitled “How Should We Read Leonard Cohen?” Dr. Mus’s talk is co-sponsored by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, the French Department , and Friends of the McGill Library.
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.