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“Thinking While Black” is the theme of the 2020 Phil Lind Initiative dialogue series and course (January – April 2020). Led by Dr. Phanuel Antwi, the seminar series brings lectures, panels, and workshops that explore how Blackness manifests in often unconnected guises that can be tracked through the event of racial violence, and what can be done about it. [Read more…]
“A Queer Century: 1869-1969,” an exhibit of rare books, flyers, postcards and pamphlets is now on display at UBC Okanagan. The exhibit’s curators are Gregory Mackie (UBC English) and Kyle Frackman (UBC Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies). The exhibit, first shown at UBC Vancouver earlier this year, highlights some of the changing perceptions of gender and sexuality between 1869 to 1969.
Historians on John Gower. Edited by Stephen Rigby, with Siân Echard. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2019. [Brewer catalogue] Siân Echard D.S. Brewer 2019 John Gower’s poetry offers an important and immediate response to the turbulent events of his day. The essays here examine his life and his works from an historical angle, bringing out fresh new […]
Our upcoming Speaker Series event features Dr. Lise Gaston who will present “Unsteady Time: Jane Austen’s Last Work and Family Legacy.” November 20, 3:00pm. Everyone welcome!
Valerie Traub, Patricia Badir, Peggy McCracken, Editors Edinburgh University Press 2019 Medieval and early modern authors engaged with Ovid’s tale of ‘Iphis and Ianthe’ in a number of surprising ways. From Christian translations to secular retellings on the seventeenth-century stage, Ovid’s story of a girl’s miraculous transformation into a boy sparked a diversity of responses […]
The second presentation in our Speaker Series is “Unsteady Time: Jane Austen’s Last Work and Family Legacy” by Dr. Lise Gaston (University of British Columbia).
November 20, 3:00 PM
Buchanan Tower 323
The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African / Black Diaspora Studies at the level of assistant professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the field of African / Black Diaspora Studies and the study of African / Black Diaspora literatures and cultures. [Read more…]
From June 1-7, 2019, the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities brought together 10,612 scholars, students and members of the public to share perspectives, discuss ideas and build connections at Canada’s largest academic conference. Hosted by The University of British Columbia, the theme of Congress 2019, “Circles of Conversation,” sparked important discussions around community, inclusivity, […]
“The Rise of the Professional Woman Writer”
Although many women wrote before the eighteenth century, this age marked the first time that women openly and sometimes profitably wrote for the burgeoning literary marketplace. In this class we will explore the first great movement of women into public life, along with literary reactions to this revolution by women and men.