I’m so glad that CBC has started showing The Hour on their main network, which we get on local cable here in Burlington. It’s too bad they don’t get CBC on the UVM network that runs through the dorms. I expect that students would really enjoy this show. Tonight’s show for instance had interviews with [...]
Looks like Canadian lit is going to have a fairly prominent role on Canadian television next year. Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Englishman’s Boy and Mordecai Richler’s St. Urbain’s Horseman are both being turned into mini-series. It might be interesting to see if I can teach both of these books at the same time as the mini-series [...]
My sister and brother-in-law live in Windsor, Ontario, which is just south (!) of Detroit. I’ve been following my sister’s posts about the Detroit Tigers for the last few months as she and Dale attended the last 22 games of the regular season, and now a game from each of the playoff series. Go Tigers! [...]
I like Michael Ignatieff as much as the next guy, ok probably a bit more, but this really cracked me up….
I’ve been having a great time here at UVM bringing writers like Michael Ondaatje, Richard Harrison, Eden Robinson, and soon George Elliott Clarke to campus. Now, though, I think it’s time to try to find a way to bring Rick Mercer. This post on his blog had me laughing out loud in the office. Loved [...]
Citizens must want to be smarter about how to interpret the messages we encounter every day in government, in media, in the workplace, in business and advertising. – Roy Peter Clark If I had to choose one thing that I hope my students take with them when they leave my classes it would be the [...]
This is great, and very well deserved. Read more here….
Group of Seven with Professor William Tortolano Pickering Room Fletcher Free Library October 18th at 7PM “Inspired by Thom Thomson, Canada’s unique artists (know as The Group of Seven) felt that Canadians would recognize themselves if they saw the beauty of their landscape. This program presents their works with many slides, video clips, and commentaries.”
Found this online: Weird Al Yankovic’s version of Green Day’s American Idiot: Canadian Idiot. Hmmmm….
Just about to send out essay topics for my Can Lit course. Then I saw this…. I feel the same sometimes (via Steven D. Krause)