Professor Seymour Mayne reads from his latest book, Cusp: Word Sonnets, marking fifty years since his first collection was published in Montreal. Monday, November 17th, 8.30 pm at Cafe Nostalgica (601 Cumberland St). Free admission.
Congratulations to Rory Tanner for winning the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded annually to a PhD graduate in the humanities in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Rory won the prize for his doctoral thesis, “Representing Parliament: Poets, MPs, and the Rhetoric of Public Reason, 1640-1660,” which he defended this past January with the supervision of Nick von Maltzahn.
A book written by our colleague Professor David Sacks was featured as the solution to Sunday 7th Spetember's New York Times acrostic crossword puzzle.
The book Letter Perfect, published by Random House, tells the "marvelous history of our alphabet from A to Z." Professor Sacks is also the author of The Encylopedia of the Ancient Greek World, and has written for many periodicals including the Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette.
Congratulations to David for achieving New York Times puzzle-solution status, a level of public recognition seldom reached by academics.
Part-Time Professor, Sean Moreland, has helped to organize this year's Can Con, Ottawa’s Annual Literary Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference, which will be taking place downtown at the Sheraton on Albert.
Phil Hall won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for the Poetry in English, and the 2012 Trillium Award, for his book Killdeer. His most recent books The Small Nouns Crying Faith (2013), and Notes from Gethsemani (2014)
Prize-winning author Nancy Richler joins the Department of English as writer-in-residence for the Winter 2014 term. During this term, she is on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays, and available to consult with students on their own writing projects.