2011

Eakin Lecture: Reading Canada in American Juvenile Fiction, 1890-1940 by Professor Andrew Holman
24 November 2011

This year’s Fall William R. Eakin Lecture in Canadian Studies was delivered by Professor Andrew Holman, Fall 2011 Eakin Fellow at MISC. Professor Holman's lecture, Reading Canada in American Juvenile Fiction, 1890-1940, uncovered Canada's image and presence abroad as it was articulated in an unlikely source: juvenile series books and pulp magazine fiction published in the United States from the 1890s until World War II. Holman examined the place of Canada and Canadians in the American imaginary as it was expressed in this prodigious fiction.

Over a dozen guests attended the fascinating talk, which was followed by a thought-provoking question/answer period and a lovely wine and refreshments reception in the MISC Reading Room.

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CuiZine and Canadian Literature publications launch
23 November 2011

MISC hosted a launch to celebrate new issues of online food magazine CuiZine, issue 3.1 on Food, language and Identity, and the latest Canadian Literature issue 207 dedicated to Mordecai Richler. Over 30 guests attended the lovely reception, including Nathalie Cooke, Associate Provost at McGill.

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Social Media and Civic Engagement Roundtable Discussion
16 Novemeber 2011

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) with the involvement of the U.S. Consul in Montreal organized a special roundtable discussion on Social Media and Civic Engagement. The event was attended by a highly engaged group of students from different academic backgrounds, and other members of academia from both inside and outside the McGill University community. The discussion was moderated by Director of MISC, Professor William Straw, with the collaboration of Caitlin Bergen, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Consul in Montreal.

The purpose of the event was to discuss the ways in which social media are increasingly becoming powerful sources of political information and means of being involved in social change.

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