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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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Hi all! Please, allow me to introduce myself. :)

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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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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Controlling the Narrative in Dionne Brand’s “What We All Long For”

As part of our English Public Texts reading course entitled “Marginal Notations: Writing the Margins of the 21st Century” each of us will be writing a short blog post about one of the readings we cover in the course. I (Ross Chiasson) will focus on Dionne Brand’s 2005 novel What We All Long For. One […]

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Ten Books You May Have Missed in 2016

What follows is a fact so obvious it probably doesn’t need to be said but I’m going to say it anyway: There is too much content being produced to watch/read/play/listen to everything. Whether you only have an hour or two a week free or you’re simply overwhelmed by the sheer volume of possible content, it’s […]

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