Conference by Shani Mootoo

Date and Time : Tuesday November 28, 2017 @ 4pm

Place : A4-348 (FLSH) @ Université de Sherbrooke

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, and grew up in Trinidad. She is a novelist and a visual artist.

Mootoo’s novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Valmiki’s Daughter, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Cereus Blooms at Night, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The Chapters First Novel Award, The Ethel Wilson Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, a Chalmers Fellowship Award, and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize.

Her visual art, including painting and photography, has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally. She is currently represented by Hatch Gallery, Prince Edward County.

Mootoo Lives in Southern Ontario.

Conference by Shannon Webb-Campbell

Date and Time: Thursday November 16th 2017 @ 4pm 

Place: A4-348 (FLSH) @ Université de Sherbrooke

Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed-Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic currently based in Montreal. Her first book, Still No Word (2015) was the inaugural recipient of Egale Canada’s Out In Print Award. She was Canadian Women in the Literary Arts critic-in-residence in 2014, and sits on CWILA’s board of directors. Her work has appeared in many anthologies, journals and publications across Canada including the Globe and Mail, Geist Magazine, the Malahat Review, Canadian Literature, Room, and Quill and Quire. In 2017 she facilitated a book club-style reading of The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada at Atwater Library in Montreal; she also championed Carl Daniel’s novel Bearskin Diary for CBC Montreal’s Turtle Island Reads. Who Took My Sister? is her second book.

« Qu’est-ce qu’un catalyseur d’imaginaires urbains? » Conférence de Dr. Simon Harel

Date: Le jeudi 9 novembre 2017 de 16h à 17h15

Lieu: A4-348 (FLSH) à l’Université de Sherbrooke

Simon Harel est professeur titulaire au Département de littératures et de langues du monde de l’Université de Montréal. Il est directeur du Laboratoire sur les récits du soi mobile, codirecteur du Centre de recherche des études littéraires et culturelles sur la planétarité et coresponsable du Catalyseur d’imaginaires urbain. Depuis quelques années, il propose des essais-fictions qui font place à la subjectivité du chercheur, dans une réflexion mettant en cause les lieux communs de l’identité. Codirecteur de Télé en séries (XYZ Éditeur) et auteur d’une quarantaine d’ouvrages, il a récemment publié Foutue charte. Journal de mauvaise humeur (Varia, 2017), Place aux littératures autochtones (Mémoire d’encrier, 2017) et Été 1965. Fictions du hobo (Nota bene, 2017); il publiera en 2018 La respiration de Thomas Bernhard chez Nota bene et La mort intranquille. Autopsie du zombie (en codirection avec Jérôme-Olivier Allard et Marie-Christine Lambert-Perreault (Presses de l’Université Laval).