Creating a Critical Canadian Studies: Dialogue-based constellations of care
March 7th at 7:30pm in the Green College Coach House
Presented by McLean Chair Dr. Minelle Mahtani alongside CDST students; Will Shelling, Xin Wang, Isabelle Español, Abigaelle Normand, Jasmine Manango, Lulu Jama, Zihao Zhang, Naeemah Shah, and Benjamin Johnstone.
What does it mean to be in collaboration and in conversation with Canadian Studies? What are the possibilities that emerge when one is in dialogue with writers in the field? How do we pose hard questions about the future of Canadian Studies? What are the pleasures of engaging with uneasy work in this discipline? How can we recognize the violent legacies that have shaped Canadian Studies, while engaging with narratives of joy and resilience? How can theory become grounded by networks of care?
Join us as we answer these complicated and complicit questions together at the first installment of the Another Canada series. Reception to follow.
Fireside Chat with “Some of my Best Friends” Author, Tajja Isen
March 22nd at 7:30pm in the Green College Coach House
Presented by McLean Chair Dr. Minelle Mahtani
Tajja Isen’s debut book explores the absurdity of living in a world that has grown fluent in the language of social justice but doesn’t always follow through. These nine daring essays explore the sometimes troubling and often awkward nature of that discord. Isen deftly examines the cosmetic fixes society offers to address systemic problems, and reveals the unexpected ways they can misfire.