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TRB Live: November

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TRB Live is a monthly roundup of literary events you might enjoy. Get in touch with me (@kathmcleod) or the TRB (@TorontoReview) on Twitter if you’d like to suggest an event to include next month. In Toronto, Pivot Reading Series presents three readings all-star casts of readers: Leesa Dean, Stevie Howell, Rob Taylor, and Erin Wunker on November 2; Jan Conn, Hoa Nguyen, Madeleine Thien and Zoe...

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: 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...

TRB Podcast: Richard Stursberg’s Tower of Babble

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On April 24, Richard Stursberg joined Don Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Air Farce in conversation at the Toronto launch of Stursberg’s new book, presented by This Is Not a Reading Series, D&M Publishers, the Gladstone Hotel, and the Toronto Review of Books. In The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC, Stursberg discloses the controversies, successes and dead ends...

TRB Podcast: Deidre Lynch on the Culture of Scrap-books in the Georgian Period

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Listen here: 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 have JavaScript enabled in your browser. On March 22, Professor Deidre Lynch delivered a lecture as part of the Book History and Print Culture Lecture Series at the University of Toronto. Following is an excerpt from the U of T press release on...

TRB Podcast: Ruth Panofsky on The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada

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Listen here: 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 have JavaScript enabled in your browser. On March 19, Ryerson University hosted an interview and launch for Ruth Panofsky’s new book, The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture, at the Modern...

TRB Podcast: Veronica Hollinger on “Technologies of Enchantment in Science Fiction”

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Listen here: 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 have JavaScript enabled in your browser. On February 13, the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto hosted a lecture by Dr. Veronica Hollinger (Cultural Studies, Trent University). The title of Dr. Hollinger’s lecture...

TRB Podcast: Diana Taylor on “Taking to the Streets: Mass Mobilization Online and Off”

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On January 18th, the Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the TransCanada Institute / School of English and Theatre Studies (University of Guelph), presented Dr. Diana Taylor’s lecture entitled “Taking to the Streets: Mass Mobilization Online and Off.” Listen here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest...

TRB Podcast: The Master Critic and the Review – Robert Cushman at York University

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On October 18, 2011, renowned critic Robert Cushman spoke on “The Master Critic and the Review” at York University: the TRB is delighted to be able to bring you his lecture. 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 have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Cushman’s bio on the York...

TRB Podcast: Mike Carey at the 2nd Annual Toronto SpecFic Colloquium

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As part of the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium on October 15, 2011, and sponsored by The Beguiling, comic-writer Mike Carey presented a talk entitled “Speak of the Dazzling Wings”: Myth, Language, and Modern Fantasy.” 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 have...