Literature Matters

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.

October 16, 2019. Douglas Thorpe: "Burning Words: Cases from History of Text Burning."

Talks for 2019-2020

  • September 18: Professor Ludmilla Voitkovska, “Joseph Conrad’s Russia in Under Western Eyes."
  • October 16: Professor Doug Thorpe, “Burning Words: Cases from the History of Text-Burning."
  • November 20: Professor Emeritus Robert Calder, “A Writer’s Life.” 
Mark your calendars for talks in the Winter and Spring (Speakers and Titles TBA)
  • January 15
  • February 12
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13