Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies launches public lecture series

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock has launched a new public lecture series.

All talks – except for the Ken Dryden talk on Nov. 7 – take place Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. at 573 Glenridge Ave. in room 201.

Lectures are free, open to the public and include a post-talk question and answer period.

* Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Blayne Haggart (assistant professor, Political Science): “North American Politics: What Room to Manoeuvre?”
Analyzing developments in North American governance in the post-9/11 period, Haggart argues that Canada still enjoys significant policy autonomy, should the government choose to exercise it.

* Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Derek Foster (assistant professor, Communication, Popular Culture and Film): “The war of words over commemorating Canada’s war dead: The battle over a ‘Highway of Heroes'”

* Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Jane Koustas (professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): “(Mis)Translating Canada”

* Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Jeff Boggs (associate professor, Geography): “After the Internet: does Canada’s book trade still need a cultural policy?”

* Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Theresa McCarthy (Transnational Studies, SUNY-Buffalo): “In-Divided Unity: Haudenosaunee Reclamation at Grand River”

* Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Marilyn Rose (professor, English Language and Literature): “Emotion, Empathy, Ethics and Literature: the Neocognitive Turn”

* Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
David T. Brown (associate professor, Tourism and Environment): “Using Digital Technology to Promote Niche Marketing in Niagara”

* Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Neta Gordon (associate professor, English Language and Literature): “Reterritorialization and the Return Story: Reaffirming White Masculinity in Alexander MacLeod’s ‘The Number Three'”

* Thursday, Nov. 7, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Ken Dryden (Canadian Studies, McGill): “Making the Future: Canada 2017 and Beyond”
Keynote Address at the 27th annual Two Days of Canada conference at Brock from Nov. 7 to 8.

* Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Karen Fricker (assistant professor, Dramatic Arts): “The Dragon’s Trilogy: Robert Lepage’s postcolonial epic”

* Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201
Jim Leach (professor, Communication, Popular Culture and Film): “Beyond the National-Realist Text: Imagining the Impossible Nation in Contemporary Canadian Cinema.”

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