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The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, McMaster University Library, and Hamilton Public Library welcome Janet Marie Rogers, the Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence for 2020/21.  Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer who was born in Vancouver and currently lives on the Six Nations reserve. Janet works in page poetry, spoken word performance…

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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.

In the January 25, 2020 episode of CBC Radio’s The House with Chris Hall, Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty discusses the Canadian response to the recent crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, in comparison to that of the 1985 crash of Air India Flight 182. Listen to her segment here:

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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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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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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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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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