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Arrival: A Special Public Lecture by Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien

7:00pm | Fri, May 8
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | SFU Woodwards

Through essay, film, and fiction, and the malleable borders between these forms, Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien, as Jack and Doris Shadbolt Research Fellows in the Humanities at SFU, explore the nature of arrival.

For more information, see the link above.  To register for this free event, click here.

This event is sponsored by the SFU Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, and the English Department's Writer in Residence Program.


Lunch Poems at SFU: Chelene Knight and Dina Del Bucchia

12:00pm | Wed, May 20
Teck Gallery | Harbour Centre

Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique vibrant exchange of poetic ideas and cadence held the third Wednesday of every month, noon to 1 pm, in the Teck Gallery at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre Campus.


Gothic Migrations 

The biennial conference of the International Gothic Association, co-hosted by the Department of English, will be held at Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver from July 28 to August 1, 2015. For more information, please click here.



France Field School: Special Guest Speaker

This summer 2015, from June 23-June 26, the English Department's France Field School will be in full swing with special guest speaker Professor Norman Cornett. Introducing us to Paris' international jazz culture, Professor Cornett will lead a series of 'dialogic' sessions coordinated with a lecture on interwar jazz culture, an outing to a jazz club, and an exchange in person with an invited jazz composer/musician. In the words of Professor Cornett, "A dialogic session enables musicians and listeners to experience a meeting of the minds by creating a non-threatening learning environment where the only wrong question is the unasked question."

Find out more about the France Field School here, and Professor Cornett's dialogic philosophy here.


SFU Excellence in Teaching Award: Diana Solomon

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Solomon, recipient of the 2014 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award.  View the SFU News story here.


SFU Staff Achievement Award: Maureen Curtin

Congratulations to Maureen Curtin, Manager of Academic and Administrative Services, who has won SFU's 2014 Staff Achievement Award for athletics.  Read more here.

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