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History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference. This 30th anniversary conference on the Air India tragedy will be the first of its kind, bringing together creative artists, family members of those who died in the bombing of Air India Flight 182, scholars, students, and the wider public to engage in a dialogue about the Air India tragedy and its aftermath.

A Reading by Larissa Lai

A READING BY Larissa Lai Writer, Activist, Scholar, and Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary Friday, March 18, 2016 CNH-607 FREE ADMISSION ALL WELCOME Writer, Activist, Scholar, and Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is…

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A history of firsts for former Longboat Scholar and McMaster PhD By Judi Pattison March 14, 2016 Daily News http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/a-history-of-firsts-for-former-longboat-scholar-and-mcmaster-phd/ Sandra Muse Isaacs emailed a picture of her office nameplate to her McMaster supervisor Daniel Coleman, the day it was affixed to the wall outside of her office at Saint Mary’s University. The first-ever Longboat…

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Level IV Seminar Selection Ballots for 2016-2017  are now available. Ballots are also available in the main office in Chester New Hall 321. Level IV Seminars are open only to Honours students registered in Level IV of an English & Cultural Studies program. No forms will be accepted by email. The only exceptions that will…

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The Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA, co-directed by Daniel Coleman and Lorraine York) will hold its first gathering on March 1, 2016. CCENA understands society to be formed of various interpretive communities, whose outlooks and objectives are formed by the narratives through which they imagine themselves, their relationships, and their purposes.

HUMANITIES MAJORS FAIR

ATTENTION FIRST YEAR STUDENTS HUMANITIES MAJORS FAIR TUESDAYM MARCH 8, 2016 11:30A.M.- 2:30P.M. McMaster University Student Centre Marketplace

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Coleman, for his recognition at the John C. Holland Awards on Saturday night at Michelangelo’s in Hamilton. He received the 2016 Ally Award for his research and work on race issues in Canada. This is an Award of Merit conferred by the Hamilton Black History Committee members upon an individual, institution…

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Kim Echlin is McMaster’s current Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence. Her books include Under the Visible Life, Elephant Winter, Dagmar’s Daughter, Inanna, and The Disappeared, a Giller short-list and winner of the Barnes and Noble award, translated into 17 languages. She won the CBC Literary Prize for Creative Non-fiction for “I, Witness.” She has been a documentary-maker, editor…

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Congratulations to Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty who edited a recent issue of Postcolonial Text entitled “Translated Worlds: History, Diaspora, South Asia.” The issue also features the article “‘A Shared Burden’: Reading Choas and/as Utopia in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies” written by Nisha Eswaran, a PhD candidate in our department. For more information on the special issue,…

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