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Dionne Brand Delivers the 2019 Harold Innis Lecture

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE
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This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed. A rush line will be made available for the chance to find a seat. Be sure to check out other upcoming events at Innis College this fall, including a lecture by social and economist theorist Jeremy Rifkin on November 19.


“To Look Again: fragments, history, fiction”


On the evening of Thursday, November 14, poet, novelist, and essayist Dionne Brand (BA ’75, MA ’88, Hon DLitt ’18) will deliver the 2019 Harold Innis Lecture, titled “To Look Again: fragments, history, fiction.” The discussion to follow will be moderated by Marieme Lo (shown right), African Studies Program director, Women & Gender Studies Institute associate professor, and School of Cities associate director (Education).

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto

A reception will follow featuring book sales and signing and light refreshments.
Online registration for this free event is required. Please complete the form below.

Contact alumni.innis@utoronto.ca or 416-978-1563 with any inquiries.

Presented by the Harold Innis Foundation and Innis College in partnership with the Caribbean Studies Program, Women & Gender Studies Institute, Toronto International Festival of Authors, and The Word On The Street.


Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand is a renowned poet, novelist, and essayist. She has published nineteen books, contributed to many anthologies, and written dozens of essays and articles. She has also been involved in the making of several documentary films with the National Film Board. Her award-winning works include Land to Light OnOssuaries, thirsty and What We All Long For. Her most recent novel, Theory, won the 2019 Bocas Fiction Prize and the 2019 City of Toronto Book Award (an award she previously received in 2006 for What We Also Long For). Brand’s writings, including the seminal A Map to the Door of No Return, are widely read in Black Diaspora Studies. Her prose work focusses on deconstructing the colonial, neocolonial and patriarchal structures of living and finding liberatory language to anticipate Black freedom.

Brand was Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto (2009-12). She holds five honorary degrees, including an Honorary Doctor of Letters from U of T (2018), and was named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to literature in Canada (2017). Brand is currently a professor at the University of Guelph in the School of English and Theatre Studies.

[Photos of Dionne Brand by Jason Chow, 2019]


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This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed. A rush line will be made available for the chance to find a seat. Be sure to check out other upcoming events at Innis College this fall, including a lecture by social and economist theorist Jeremy Rifkin on November 19.


Harold Innis Foundation

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This event is part of an annual lecture series, hosted by the Harold Innis Foundation, featuring acclaimed thinkers, whose discourse echoes that of Harold Adams Innis himself. Innis was one of Canada’s most influential thinkers, a professor of political economy at the University Toronto, and author of seminal works on economic history, media, and communications theory. His work contributed to the foundation of what is known as the Toronto School of communications theory, and in his writings he explored the role of the media in shaping culture and society.

 


 

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Innis Town Hall

Organizers

Harold Innis Foundation
Alumni Office, Innis College