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Inaugural Peter Millard Lecture

Posted in Arts & Culture
Feb 28, 2020

Professor Emeritus David Carpenter is the author of 15 books on fishing, life in Saskatchewan, short stories and novels, with his latest novel The Gold.

"A Tribute and a Story," presented by Professor Emeritus David Carpenter
Date: Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Arts 210

About the speaker:
David Carpenter is the author of 15 books on fishing, life in Saskatchewan, short stories and novels, with his latest novel The Gold. He is co-author of The Education of Augie Merasty, a memoir of life in residential school. He was the editor of the three-volume The Literary History of Saskatchewan. A professor emeritus from the University of Saskatchewan's Department of English who received an honorary doctor of letters in 2018, he was for many years the colleague and friend of Peter Millard, who is the subject of his talk.

About the Peter Millard Lecture:

Peter Millard
The Peter Millard Lecture honours Dr. Peter Millard (1932-2001), who joined the Department of English in 1964. Dr. Millard was head of the Department of English from 1985 until his retirement in December of 1991.
The Peter Millard Lecture honours Dr. Peter Millard (1932-2001), who joined the Department of English in 1964. Dr. Millard was head of the Department of English from 1985 until his retirement in December of 1991. The author of two books and an analysis of human rights and the Conservative government entitled Devine Rule in Saskatchewan, he was also an avid art collector, was influential in gay rights and human rights, and was the first recipient of the Doug Wilson Award at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1991 he taught the university’s first gay studies course, an examination of social attitudes towards homosexuality in literature. In 1994 the university established the Peter Millard Scholarship, Canada’s first university-administered scholarship for research in gay and lesbian studies.

 

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