Literature Matters brings together students and professors, including Drumlin Crape, Cynthia Wallace, and Reggie Nyamekye, who presented on Toni Morrison in 2020.

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 2019-2020

Literature Matters

September 18 Ludmilla Voitkovska, “Joseph Conrad’s Russia in Under Western Eyes”
October 16 Doug Thorpe, “Burning Words: Cases from the History of Text - Burning”
November 20 Bob Calder, “An Academic Swims With the Sharks: Researching Somerset Maugham”
January 15 Jerry White, “The Greatest Irish Writer You've Probably Never Heard Of: Introducing Máirtín Ó Cadhain" 
February 12 Panel: Cynthia Wallace, Reggie Nyamekye , and Drumlin Crape, “ ’ How civilizations heal’: Toni Morrison on the Prairies”
March 18 CANCELLED: Tristan Taylor, “Commemorating a Saint: 800 years After St. Thomas Becket”
April 15 CANCELLED: Josh Morrison, "Activist Kitsch and Millenial Camp: Creating Meaning in the Digital Dumpsterfire"
May 13 CANCELLED: Will Brooks and Yvette Nolan, “ Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Season Preview”