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  • Talking with Miriam Toews about her Novel, Women Talking

    Miriam Toews is a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/ Timothy Findley Award. Her most recent novel, Women Talking, has been released to wide acclaim.

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  • One-Year Anniversary of “Engendering the Stage”

    To celebrate the one-year anniversary of “Engedering the Stage,” check out this 5 min video showcasing the amazing artists at our Stratford Festival PaR workshop: For more exciting information about the project, check out https://engenderingthestage.humanities.mcmaster.ca

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  • Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

    Read the full story at the McMaster Daily News.

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  • Life After Mac: Profile of Graduate Ashley Marshall

    McMaster English and Cultural Studies alumn Ashley Marshall is featured in the McMaster Alumni series Life After Mac. Read her story here! 

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  • McMaster’s 2019/20 Writer-in-Residence: Nilofar Shidmehr

    Bilingual poet, fiction writer, essayist and author of seven books in English and Farsi, Nilofar Shidmehr has been named the 2019/20 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence. There will be a welcome reception and reading on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in the Hamilton Room at the Central branch of the Hamilton Public Library. Read more…

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  • New book from Henry Giroux

    Congratulations to Dr. Henry Giroux, whose new book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, has just been published by LARB Books as part of their Provocations series. From the publisher’s website: In a searing takedown of the populist authoritarian vision of America, The Terror of the Unforeseen tackles the resurgence of fascism in the age of Donald Trump’s…

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  • Congratulations to Melinda Gough!

    Associate Professor Melinda Gough’s latest book, Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV, was published this week by the University of Toronto Press!

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