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Literary Nites 2018-19

"To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel*:
Literature and the Human Condition (*Rushdie)
September 25    
Garry Leonard: Navigating Our Sea of Troubles by the Intermittent Flicker of Great Literature

Texts: Readings to be posted from Franz Kafka, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Ursula LeGuin, Flannery O'Connor

Garry Leonard, Professor of English at U of T, is widely published on James Joyce, Comp Lit, and Cultural Studies. His current project is Making it Now: Modernism, Modernity and Cinema. With his wife Deirdre Flynn, he has coauthored Where All the Ladders Start: 20th Century Western Culture in Literature and Film and When Harry Met Godzilla: How Hollywood Genres Hold the Key to Your Personality. He has also written a novel entitled Proxy.
October    30
Nick Mount: Monsters and Martyrs: Marie-Claire Blais and Leonard Cohen

Texts: Nick Mount: Arrival: The Story of CanLit
; Marie-Claire Blais, Mad Shadows; Leonard Cohen, Let Us Compare Mythologies

Nick Mount is a professor in the University of Toronto's Department of English. His latest book is Arrival: The Story of CanLit, a Globe and Mail and National Post Best Book of the Year.

December   4
Melba Cuddy-Keane: "The Jews . . . People Like Ourselves": Seeing Difference and Seeing Sameness in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts

Text: Virginia Woolf: Between the Acts: Introduction and Annotations by Melba Cuddy-Keane

Melba Cuddy-Keane is Emerita Professor, University of Toronto. A noted Virginia Woolf scholar and former President of both the International Virginia Woolf Society and the Modernist Studies Association, her publications include Virginia Wool, the Intellectual, and the Public Sphere (2003); The Harcourt annotated edition of Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts (2008); and the collaborative volume of Modernism: Keywords (2014), short-listed for an MSA book prize in 2015.

April            2
Cheryl Suzack: "Where Three Classes of Land Meet": The Scattering Force of Federal Indian Law in Louise Erdrich's The Round House

Texts: Louise Erdrich: The Round House; Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian; other readings TBA

Cheryl Suzack is an associate professor cross-appointed to English and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto and a member of the Batchewana First Nation. She specializes in Indigenous law and literature and indigenous-feminist studies. In the spring of 2018, she was a Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Allan Hepburn: Meeting Strangers: Albert Camus' L'Etranger

Text: Camus: The Outsider; Optional, Vercors: Le silence de la mer (translated as Put Out the Light); other readings TBA

Allan Hepburn is James McGill
Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at McGill University. He is the author of Intrigue: Espionage and Culture and Enchanted Objects: Visual Art in Contemporary Fiction. He has also edited four volumes short stories, essays, broadcasts, and book reviews by Elizabeth Bowen. His essays span topics in twentieth-century literature and culture such as refugee children, collecting, belatedness, opera, mistresses, and thrillers. His next book deals with faith and British culture during and after the Second World War. He co-edits The MacLennan Poetry Series at McGill-Queen's University Press.
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Meeting Strangers: Albert Camus' L'Etranger
Text: Camus: The Outsider:
preferably translated from the French by Joseph Laredo or Sandra Smith

OR . . .
by other translators on

Kindle and iBooks

OR . . .

Here are two (free) pdf files of the text for you to download: pdf

You'll notice immediately the difference in their translations: pdf

If you open these pdf files in Kindle or iBooks, they will read like a book!

Vercors: Le silence de la mer (translated as Put Out the Light):
Le Silence de la mer
is a French novella written during the summer of 1941 and published in early 1942 by Jean Bruller under the pseudonym "Vercors." Published secretly in German-occupied Paris, the book quickly became a symbol of mental resistance against German occupiers: pdf

Camus: Editorials from Combat: pdf

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