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TRB Podcast: John Bonnett on “Harold Innis, Information Management and the Topographical Revolution in Communication”

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On January 24, the Toronto Centre for the Book invited Dr. John Bonnett to deliver his lecture, entitled “Harold Innis, Information Management and the Topographical Revolution in Communication.” The third speaker in the 2012-2013 TCB Lecture Series, Dr. John Bonnett’s lecture addresses Innis’ preoccupation with the concept of information. Like his contemporaries Norbert...

TRB Podcast: James Danky on the Future of Print

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On November 15, the Toronto Centre for the Book and the Centre for the Study of the United States invited Professor James Danky to deliver his lecture entitled “Protest on the Page and the Future of Print, Lecture in Two Parts.” Listen and enjoy! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to...

TRB Podcast: John Ernest on the Misreading of Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

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On November 9th, as part of the 2012 Editing Early African American Literature Conference, Dr. John Ernest gave a talk entitled “Artless Stories, Simple Facts: Editorial Practices and the Misreading of Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.” Listen and enjoy! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version...

TRB Podcast: John Gruesser on the Challenges of Editing Early African American Texts

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On November 9 and 10, the University of Toronto hosted the Forty-Eighth Conference on Editorial Problems: Editing Early African American Literature. In the penultimate session of the conference, John Gruesser delivered his paper titled, “The Challenges of Editing Early African American Literary Texts in Serial and Book Form.” Listen and enj0y! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9...

TRB Podcast: Stefan Bird-Pollan on the Oedipus complex and the problem of colonial father figures

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On September 18, the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto invited Professor Stefan Bird-Pollan to deliver a lecture, titled “Fanon, Freud and the Intersubjective Sources of Colonial Psychopathology.” In his abstract, Bird-Pollan writes that his talk uses Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex to illuminate Fanon’s diagnosis of the widespread breakdown...

TRB Podcast: William St Clair’s “Image and Word: Towards a Political Economy of Book Illustration”

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On October 3rd, the Toronto Centre for the Book together with the Friends of Victoria Library invited Professor William St Clair to give the inaugural J.R. de Jackson Lecture for the 2012 Book History and Print Culture Lecture Series. In this lecture, titled “Image and Word: Towards a Political Economy of Book Illustration,” Prof. St Clair explores how the changing political economy...

TRB Podcast: John Baird on Dickens and Great Expectations

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On September 20, lauded U of T professor John Baird visited the Deer Park Branch of the Toronto Public Library to give a reading and lead a discussion of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. As part of the TPL’s lecture series “Celebrate Dickens,” which commemorates the bicentennial of the author’s birth, Prof. Baird addressed the social mores of Victorian England...

TRB Podcast: Lynn Coady and The Antagonist on the Eh List

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On May 17, the Toronto Public Library invited Lynn Coady to speak at the Barbara Frum Branch as part of the 2012 eh List Author Series, which highlights Canadian writers. Reading from her novel The Antagonist, Coady raises questions regarding who has the right to tell stories and considers the ethics of writing a life. Listen and enjoy! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is...

TRB Podcast: Martin Manalansan on “Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity and Fabulosity”

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On September 11, Professor Martin F. Manalansan was welcomed by a packed room at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs. In “Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity and Fabulosity,” Prof. Manalansan “builds” and reflects on the nuances of Martin Heidegger’s notion of dwelling in these precarious times. Although about the early 20th century, Heidegger’s understanding of dwelling...

TRB Podcast: Audrey Jaffe on the Production of Realist Space

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On April 28, the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario invited Audrey Jaffe to present at their 45th annual Spring Conference at York University. The TRB is pleased to present the podcast of her talk, entitled “Walk this Way: Adam Bede and the Production of Realist Space.” Listen and enjoy! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip...

TRB Podcast: Richard Firth Green’s “Elf Queens and Holy Friars”

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Reviewed by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer: On April 26, 2012, The University of Toronto hosted Richard Firth Green as the keynote speaker of the 4th annual Canada Chaucer Seminar. Green gave a brilliant speech from a forthcoming book on the topic of “Elf Queens and Holy Friars,” arguing for a medieval belief in fairies across class boundaries. Richard Firth Green was described by his introducers, Fiona...