CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

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An Anthology of Monsters

An Anthology of Monsters by Cherie Dimaline, award-winning author of The Marrow Thieves, is the tale of an intricate dance with life-long anxiety. It is about how the stories we tell ourselves can help ...

A Short History of the Blockade

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson explores the generative nature of Indigenous blockades through our relative, the beaver (Amik). Moving through genres, shifting through time, amikwag stories become a lens ...

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

Par (auteur) Dionne Brand
Catégories: Études littéraires
Séries: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. She explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, ...

Wisdom in Nonsense

With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep ...

The Burgess Shale

Margaret Atwood compares the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to the Burgess Shale, a geological formation that contains the fossils of many strange prehistoric life forms. The Burgess Shale is ...

Dreaming of Elsewhere

Par (auteur) Esi Edugyan
Catégories: Essais littéraires
Séries: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and mean ...