Storying Climate Change

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Leacock Museum National Historic Site
Event Fee: 
free, but please register in advance
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Cheryl Lousley
Event Contact Phone: 
705-330-4008, ext. 2643
Event Contact E-mail: 

As part of a series of readings and discussions taking place across Canada, Storying Climate Change invites communities to discuss and reflect on what climate change means for them now. Canadian writers Kyo Maclear (Birds Art Life, Orillia’s Big Read 2017 selection), Deborah McGregor (Indigenous Environmental Justice, York University & Whitefish River First Nation), and Hillary McGregor (Sport Ontario) will be joined by local writers and storytellers to read, tell stories, and discuss a new collection of climate change stories, titled Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times. Including more than forty works of short fiction, memoir, and poetry, Rising Tides emphasizes the need for intimate stories and thoughtful attention to climate change.

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Sponsored by Storying Climate Change, a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowship, the Lakehead University Research Chair in Environmental Humanities, Caitlin Press, and Manticore Books.

 

CANCELLED: 4th Annual English Student Conference

Event Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT5041 & OA2020
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Douglas Hayes
Event Contact Phone: 
807-3467885
Event Contact E-mail: 

CANCELLED

We invite all undergraduate and graduate students of English on both campuses to participate in the English Student Conference, held on April 6th, 2020.  Students will present 7–8 page papers focused on all aspects of English studies, including: 

  • Literary texts
  • Films and television
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • New media (i.e. webcomics, instagram, blogs, etc.)
  • Visual texts
  • Cultural texts (i.e. architecture, fandom, ideas of “nature,” etc.)

To participate: please submit applications (which can be based on essays or seminars completed or being written for English classes) that include the following:

  1. The title of your paper
  2. An abstract describing your proposed paper (max. 300 words).

Applications should be sent to dhayes@lakeheadu.ca by Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

The conference will be held in the telepresence rooms on both the Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Papers of 15 minutes will be delivered in panels of three or four, with question periods to follow.

 

Resurgent Reading Practices: Indigenous and Anishinaabe Literature Book Clubs in Northwestern Ontario.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
AT5036 and OA2005
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Monica Flegel
Event Contact E-mail: 

SSHRC post-doctural fellow Dr. Adar Charleton will discuss how reading Indigenous Literatures serves transformative, healing, decolonizing, and place-based resurgent potentialites. 

All welcome.

Organized by the Department of English.

Video-conference to Orillia 

Works in Progress Talk

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:30pm EST
Event Location: 
AT5036 & OA3041
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Monica Flegel
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8285

The Department of English invites you to join us on this "Works in Progress" talk 

Dr. Kathryn Walton is presenting a talk on her current works in progress: "Medieval Literary Magic and the Power of Literature"

 

Everyone welcome.

Career Day!

Event Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:30pm EST
Event Location: 
AT 5036 & OA2005
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Judith Leggatt
Event Contact E-mail: 
"What can you do with an English degree?" Hint: Lots of things ...

Come hear from several recent BA and MA graduates of English to find out what they are doing and how their English training helped prepare them for the working world, as well as a representative from the Career Zone Student Success center.

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020        Time: 2:30-5pm

Location(s): AT 5036 and OA 2005 

 Presenters will include:

Meagann Blundon

Ashley Johnson

Doug Diaczuk

Elizabeth Garofalo

 

 

Lit on Tour Masterclass

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
RB 3026
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Scott Pound
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of English, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and in conjunction with Toronto International Festival of Authors presents:
Lit on Tour Masterclass with Linden McIntyre

Linden MacIntyre is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist. He has won ten Gemini Awards, an International Emmy and numerous other awards for writing and journalistic excellence, including the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his 2009 novel, The Bishop's Man.

Everyone welcome.

Orillia Campus - English Department Meet and Greet

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Alumni Commons
Event Contact Name: 
Cheryl Lousley
Event Contact E-mail: 

The English Department invites all English majors to this relaxed atmosphere event.  Come out and meet your peers as well as Department of English Faculty.  Enjoy light refreshments and be sure to enter your name for a door prize. This will run from 1 pm to 3 pm.

English Department Open House

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
RB 3032
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8292
Event Contact E-mail: 

The English Department invites all English majors to this relaxed atmosphere event.  Come out and meet your peers as well as the Faculty and Staff from the department.  Enjoy light refreshments and be sure to enter your name for the door prizes. This will run from 10 am to 2 pm.

SSHRC/OGS Scholarship workshop

Event Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT3004 & OA2005
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Rachel Warburton
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8374
Event Contact E-mail: 

Are you interested in doing research?  Are you interested in conference presentations? Scholarship funds? The Department of English is hosting a SSHRC / OGS workshop for all English students.  This workshop provides valuable information on:

the application process

minimum requirements 

what funds are available, deadlines

contact information for those who have more detailed questions about conference papers and much more.

English Graduate Assistant orientation

Event Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT3004 & OA2005

All English graduate assistants must attend this event.  Learn more about your responsibilities as a graduate assistant (GA).  Guildelines will be provided by the Graduate Coordinator

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