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Pandemic Fiction in Canada: Storytelling, Crisis, and Human Connection

Posted in Events
Apr 9, 2021

Literature Matters, Friday April 9

Literature Matters

Pandemic Fiction in Canada: Storytelling, Crisis, and Human Connection

A panel moderated by Wendy Roy

with graduate students Alyson Cook, Caragana Ennis, Nicole Jacobson, Delane Just, Emily Pickett, and Sarah Regier


Fri, Apr 9

3-4 pm

via Zoom

Eventbrite registration, here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pandemic-fiction-in-canada-storytelling-crisis-and-human-connection-tickets-148351636739

Before and during the COVID-19 crisis, a surprisingly large number of twenty-first-century novels published in Canada featured pandemics, many of them by Canadian women authors, including Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy (2003-2013), Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2014), Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves (2017), Larissa Lai’s The Tiger Flu (2018), and Saleema Nawaz’s Songs for the End of the World (2020).

This panel investigates not just representations of disease in these books, but also their explorations of human connections during and after a pandemic, focusing on literary arts as a way to build community in a time of crisis.

For more information: english.department@usask.ca

 

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