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Book launch and reading will take place on Monday, November 4th, 4:30 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room with poet Louise Warren and translator Karen McPherson. This event is free and open to the public! It will feature book signings and light refreshments. Sponsored by Romance Languages and Global Oregon Translation Studies Working Group.
“One of Quebec’s most delicate and subtle poets” – Michael Bishop
“The most luminous book may arise from a place of darkest melancholy. I take great pleasure in being with Louise Warren. In her work there is both the darkness and the light.” –Dany Laferrière
Poet and essayist Louise Warren has published more than twenty-five books, among these the collection Anthologie du présent and the essay Apparitions. Inventaire de l’atelier, which both appeared in 2012. Her essays offer a reflection on the arts and the creative process, and her body of work includes many artists’ books. She participates regularly in international conferences and festivals and has been the recipient of numerous prizes and honors. A special issue of Cahiers littéraires: Contre-jour (number 28) is devoted to her work.
Quebec poet, novelist and feminist theorist NICOLE BROSSARD will be visiting the U of O on April 18 and 19 along with Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood, one of her translators. Together the two women will host a pair of public talks on the U of O campus. Both talks are free and open to the public!
On Thursday, April 18 between 4:00 and 6:00 in the Knight Library Browsing Room, Brossard and de Lotbinière will each give a public lecture and then writer and translator will engage in a conversation together. A buffet reception will follow.
On Friday, April 19 between 2:30 and 4:00 in the EMU Mills International Center there will be a bilingual reading of Brossard’s work, with refreshments and book-signing. These visits are organized in coordination with the spring-term graduate seminar RL 623 on Literary Translation.
In June, the second-year French supervisor Dr. C. Brian Barnett was invited to Montreal by the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (Center for Francophone culture of the Americas) to participate in a panel discussion entitled ‘Jeunes et engagés pour la francophonie’ (Youth engaged in francophone culture). Other panel members included an educator from El Salvador and a journalist from Ontario. Barnett spoke on how he has successfully integrated the francophone world of the Americas into the French language classroom as well as problems and challenges that he has faced: e.g., « Il faut pouvoir démontrer l’utilité du français » (You must be able to show the usefulness of French). The panel discussion was one of many talks organized during the ten-day Forum des jeunes ambassadeurs de la Francophonie des Amériques (Forum for youth ambassadors of Francophone culture of the Americas). For the complete article written by Jean-Benoît Nadeau click here