"Landscape and Canadian political destiny: does the territory even matter?" - 2013 Mallory Lecture by Author Noah Richler


Birks Building 3520 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, CA

Thursday, March 21 - Mallory Lecture by author Noah Richler

5:00 pm, Birks Heritage Chapel (3520 University Street), free admission

"Landscape and Canadian political destiny: does the territory even matter?"

Noah Richler considers the effect of place upon the Canadian sense of self and the domestic and foreign policies that ensue from how, in its light, we choose to conceive of the country's position in the world. He asks to what extent, if at all, the land actually matters, but also what solutions and guidance we may find in the lessons that it offers.

Noah Richler's first book, This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada (McClelland & Stewart, 2006), won the 2007 British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, was nominated for the 2006 Nereus Writer’s Trust Non-Fiction Prize and, among many plaudits, chosen as one of Canada’s Top Ten Books of the Decade by Macleans.ca. His most recent book, What We Talk About When We Talk About War (Goose Lane Editions, 2012), was long-listed for the Charles Taylor Award, shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing and a finalist for the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

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