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 2018-2019
- September 26: Professor Ella Ophir, “Comics, Fiction, and 'The Actual Documentary Truth' of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home”
- October 24: Professors David Parkinson and Lisa Vargo, “How Does Your Culture Shape Your Reading of Literature?” With a fun practical exercise.
- November 28: Professor Yin Liu,"How to Find Your Way Around a Medieval Book" With pictures.
- January 23: Professor Tasha Beeds, “Through an Indigenous Woman’s Lens: Revitalizing Our Relationship with the Water Using Movement, Song, and Story”
- February 27: Professor Ann Martin, “Driving Mrs. Dalloway; or Motor-Cars, Carriages, and Queen Alexandra Take to the Streets of Virginia Woolf's London.”
- March 27: Professor Jeanette Lynes, “Ten Great Fashion Moments in Literature”
- April 24: Professor Joanne Rochester and members of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, “A Preview of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 2019 Season”
- May 15: Professor Sheri Benning, "A Prairie Gothic: Let our Fields be Broader, but our Nights so much Darker" http://www.heatherbenning.ca/a-prairie-gothic.html