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  • ECS Visiting Speaker Series: Karina Vernon & Junetta Jamerson (Wed. Nov 20)

    The ECS Visiting Speakers Committee is delighted to host Dr. Karina Vernon (University of Toronto, Scarborough) & Junetta Jamerson (oral historian and founding member of Black Women United YEG) for a collaborative talk on: “Permission, Responsibility, and Refusal in Black Archives” Wednesday, November 20 PGCLL M24 3:30 to 5:00 PM Abstract: What is a black…

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  • The Looming Threat of Fascist Politics: In Conversation with Henry Giroux and Julian Casablancas, Oct. 24

    Join McMaster University Library for a conversation with Henry Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest, and Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of The Strokes, as they discuss Giroux’s newly released book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, which features a forward written by Casablancas. The discussion will focus on what they call…

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  • October 29: Talk by author Casey Plett

    The Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Gender Studies and Feminist Research Program will be hosting author Casey Plett on Tuesday, October 29th. Please join us for this exciting talk! When Bravery is Fiction: Despair, Hope, and Expectation in Writing and Transsexuality LRW Concert Hall Tuesday, October 29th, 3:00-4:30 pm Casey Plett wrote…

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  • October 10: talk by Dr. Alice Te Punga Somerville

    The Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Indigenous Studies Program will be hosting Indigenous literary scholar Dr. Alice Te Punga Somerville (Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato) on Thursday, October 10th, from 4.00 – 5.30 pm in LRW 1811. Please join us for this exciting talk! ‘The beginning is not the beginning’:…

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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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