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Literature Matters: Self-Adaptation and Authors Trying to Control Their Stories in a New Medium

A free Department of English talk by Adam Epp

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 24
Time: 7:30 pm
Grace-Westminster United Church Social Hall, 505 - 10th St. E., Saskatoon
Free and open to the public

About this event:

A talk by Adam Epp, sessional lecturer in the Department of English
A select group of popular authors, including Charles Dickens and Hayao Miyazaki, have not been content to let others adapt their stories into new media. They have chosen to do it themselves. This talk considers the difficulty of self-adaptation, these authors’ motivations, and why we are so eager to retell our favourite stories in new formats.
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.