Department of English

University of Toronto

Telling Canada's Story: CanLit's Arrival, Rise, and Future

Event date: Thursday, December 07, 2017, at 6:00 PM

Telling Canada's Story: CanLit's Arrival, Rise, and Future

The development of Canadian literature over the past 50 years has beenmarked by a dramatic rise of Canadian writers into national prominenceand international success. Beyond the undeniable literary significance,what does a national literature mean to Canadian public life?
On the occasion of the Sesquicentennial, join University of Toronto professor Nick Mount (author of Arrival:The Story of CanLit), Canadian short story writer Ayelet Tsabari (curator of this year’s Journey PrizeAnthology), and esteemed literary editor and writer John Metcalf (author of The Canadian Short Story) fora discussion of how and why a national literature matters to national life. 

The discussion will be moderated by Canadian novelist and University of Toronto professorRandy Boyagoda, with a reception to follow.

Location: University College, 15 King’s College Cir, Toronto, Ontario,Rooms UC244 (lecture), UC240 (reception)


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