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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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Public Texts I: Fall Colloquium

Come and see what exciting lines of inquiry about “texts” and “publics” the students in the Public Texts 2015-16 cohort have been following up. _____________   Tuesday, 15 Dec. 2015 – the P.K. Page-Irwin Room (Wallis Hall 132) Session 1 (10:30–12:00) Texts, traces, spaces Jessica Bosnell, “From Manuscript to Print Culture: Peter Schoeffer and the Printmaker’s Studio (1425-1503)” […]

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Writers Reading 2015 – A great Fall lineup!

Literary A-Listers Featured in 2015 Writers Reading Series at Trent University [reposted from Trent University’s “News” for 14 Sept. 2015] Big names and award winning authors share adventures in literature as part of weekly series at Traill College Move over TIFF! Trent University is also rolling out the red carpet this fall to bring some […]

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That’s a Wrap…

After reading over 500 pages a week, knocking off 6000 word essays like it’s my job, grading papers until I have nightmares about grammatical errors, and spending a small fortune in coffee at the Trend – I can’t believe the Public Texts program my time at Trent is just about over. So I figured for […]

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The SPECTACULAR Bowl

This week, in Visual Culture and Modern Publics – a joint course with the History M.A. program at Trent – we discussed the rise of American mass culture, and specifically the international popularity of the exhibition (which, historically, was a national event that displayed the most innovative technological advancements and products of the time) and […]

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What’s in a Blog?

A journal by any other name would be as sweet! Greetings, readers! It has been an intense, thought-provoking week for the first week back for Public Texts students. After a very technical semester of learning the history of physical book culture, we have moved into the realm of difficult theories, particularly those of Michael Warner […]

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