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A Look at Pamela Bannos’ Biography of Vivian Maier by Arma Malik

Pamela Bannos’ text Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife, is an enriching case study for a myriad of reasons. The discussion in this biography engages with our goal “to understand how images work to create and sustain publics” (ENGL5114 syllabus, 2018).  A woman unknown by the public becomes the subject of public debate and admiration. […]

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Public Texts, Part Two: Second Semester Begins

By Jessica Anne Carter It’s the beginning of second semester, marks are coming in, and classes are starting up again. Time to take a breath. Reflect on last semester. Pat ourselves on the back for all the things we’ve accomplished in the past four months. (Yay, us!) Because let’s face it: Grad school is hard. […]

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Hi all! Please, allow us to introduce outselves. :)

Hi all! Welcome to a new school year! My name is Arma; I’ll be taking over for Ross as the blog manager for this school year (2017/2018).  I’ve completed my undergraduate degree as an English Specialist from the University of Toronto Scarborough. I’m now at Trent completing my MA in English (Public Texts)! This year, […]

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Considering the Canadian Public’s Most Fundamental Text: Christopher Moore Talks About the Canadian Constitution in the Face of Canada 150 at the W.L. Morton Lecture 2017

By Jessica Anne Carter On this rather rainy, snowy Thursday evening, I made my way up to Champlain College to hear Christopher Moore’s talk on the Canadian Constitution and how it has held up to the changes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Expecting to hear about the outdatedness of a document drafted in the […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new cohort of Public Texts students! Looking forward to meeting the class of 2017-18!

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2017 Public Texts Colloquium – Wednesday, April 12

The 2017 Public Texts Colloquium was a great success! Thanks to the speakers, and to everyone who attended this year’s showcase of “Public Texts” research.

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