Literature Matters

A Literature Matters gathering in fall 2017.

Reading, studying, and talking about literary works helps us to make sense of the world around us. Since 2012, the Department of English has sponsored its literature in the community series, Literature Matters, featuring talks about our research for the Saskatoon community. Presenters are members of the department, including professors, sessional lecturers, and graduate students. All events are held on Wednesdays between September and May at 7:30 p.m. in the social hall of Grace-Westminster United Church, 505-10th Street East, Saskatoon. Everyone is welcome.

Talks for 2017-2018:

  • September 20, 2017: PhD candidate Jade McDougall, “Food, Consumption, and Cultural Imperialism in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • October 18, 2017: PhD candidate Shakti Brazier-Tompkins, “Sensibility and Similitude: Potential and Actual Impacts of Animal Stories on Animals”
  • November 22, 2017: PhD candidate Adar Charlton“Reading the Great Lynx, Mishipeshu: Place-based Identity in Anishinaabe Literature”
  • December 6, 2017: Professor Brent Nelson, “On Collecting and Curiosity”
  • January 17, 2018: Professor Sheri Benning, “Dollhouse on Fire” (a short film will be shown)
  • February 14, 2018: PhD candidate Rob Imes, “Renaissance Travel Guides: Pilgrims and Sailors and Merchants, Oh My!”
  • March 14, 2018: Professor Danila Sokolov, Lady Mary Wroth’s Sonnet Sequence Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
  • April 18, 2018: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Season Preview with Will Brooks
  • May 9, 2018:  PhD Candidate Elyn Achtymichuk-Hardy, "Does Tomorrow Ever Die? Reading Literature as Franchise, or Predicting the End of James Bond"