Upcoming Events

Literature Matters: Why Shakespeare?

Date: Wednesday, April 17  Time: 7:30 pm  
Location: Grace-Westminster United Church Social Hall, 505 - 10th St. E., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is a summer theatre company in Saskatoon that produces contemporary plays of the Bard.

About this event

A discussion with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

The work of William Shakespeare continues to take up enormous space in the world of arts and culture, as well as in research and education, even while generations of dialogue between audiences, artists, and scholars have led to difficult and necessary criticisms of Shakespeare's work. This panel will consider the question: why does Shakespeare continue to be so dominant? Jessica McDonald, lecturer in the Department of English, will be in conversation with Kayvon Khoshkam, the artistic director of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and Skye Brandon, former co-interim leader of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, educator, and longtime Shakespearean actor.

Literature Matters: Literature in the Community is a lecture series sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan's Department of English.
Info: 306-966-1268 | english.department@usask.ca


Literature Matters Winter 2023-24 Schedule



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.

For our upcoming lectures, please watch for our Facebook and front page event postings for more detailed day/time information or contact english.department@usask.ca.

People at Literature Matters event
English graduate student Jasmine Redford talks to faculty member Peter Robinson at her Literature Matters presentation on illustrating the graphic novel Siegfried: Dragon Slayer.