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Podcast: A Brief History of Books in Indigenous North America, by Matt Cohen

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On November 7, University of Texas at Austin Professor Matt Cohen spoke to the Toronto Centre for the Book about early printing and indigenous communities. Read Cohen’s abstract below, or listen to the full talk here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your...

TRB Podcast: Ken Setterington’s Branded by the Pink Triangle

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On September 25th, the Lillian H. Smith Library invited Ken Setterington to talk about his latest book, Branded by the Pink Triangle, and why he specifically wrote it for young adult readers. In World War II, a pink triangle was sewn onto uniforms to mark homosexuals who were imprisoned in concentration camps alongside Jews and other groups the Nazis persecuted for threatening German...

Adrian Johns on the Cultural Origins of the Printing Revolution: a TRB Podcast

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In this talk, “The Cultural Origins of the Printing Revolution,” celebrated book historian Adrian Johns reveals his transformative view of Gutenberg’s origins and impact and offers a “novel account of what remains one of the most resonant episodes in Western history.” The Toronto Centre for the Book presented this Jackson Lecture on October 3rd, 2013, in association...

TRB Podcast: Ann Dowsett Johnston’s Drink

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On Tuesday, September 24th, award-winning journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston read from her new book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol over breakfast at The University Club for Ramsay Talks. According to Johnston, drinks have become skinnier, pinker, and sexier, and the new face of alcohol abuse is highly educated and wears heels. Both extensively researched and deeply...

TRB Podcast: Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts

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On Wednesday, September 18th, Shyam Selvadurai read from his new book The Hungry Ghosts to a warm audience at the Bloor-Gladstone Library. With an insatiable hunger, and a mouth too small to ever fill its stomach, the hungry ghost offers an image of greed in Buddhist mythology. Selvadurai’s new book is the story of hungry ghosts in the family of Shivan, a young Sri Lankan boy who immigrates...

TRB Podcast: Love and Accusation with Catherine Bush and Douglas Glover

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This Is Not a Reading Series at the Gladstone Hotel on September 17th featured Mark Medley of the National Post  in conversation with Douglas Glover (author most recently of Savage Love) and Catherine Bush (whose latest is Accusation). Glover’s book is a series of short stories to join his repertoire of essays, prose, and nonfiction. Bush’s fourth novel, Accusation, tells the story of...

TRB Podcast: John Bonnett on “Harold Innis, Information Management and the Topographical Revolution in Communication”

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On January 24, the Toronto Centre for the Book invited Dr. John Bonnett to deliver his lecture, entitled “Harold Innis, Information Management and the Topographical Revolution in Communication.” The third speaker in the 2012-2013 TCB Lecture Series, Dr. John Bonnett’s lecture addresses Innis’ preoccupation with the concept of information. Like his contemporaries Norbert...

TRB Podcast: Dr. Pamela Palmater speaks about Indigenous rights and Idle No More

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Listen here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Lawyer, Ryerson professor and member of the Mi’kmaq community Dr. Pamela Palmater has been one of the key organizers of the Idle No More movement in Toronto. On Jan. 17, 2013 she spoke to a packed room...

TRB Podcast: James Danky on the Future of Print

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On November 15, the Toronto Centre for the Book and the Centre for the Study of the United States invited Professor James Danky to deliver his lecture entitled “Protest on the Page and the Future of Print, Lecture in Two Parts.” Listen and enjoy! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to...

TRB Podcast: John Ernest on the Misreading of Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

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On November 9th, as part of the 2012 Editing Early African American Literature Conference, Dr. John Ernest gave a talk entitled “Artless Stories, Simple Facts: Editorial Practices and the Misreading of Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.” Listen and enjoy! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version...

TRB Podcast: John Gruesser on the Challenges of Editing Early African American Texts

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On November 9 and 10, the University of Toronto hosted the Forty-Eighth Conference on Editorial Problems: Editing Early African American Literature. In the penultimate session of the conference, John Gruesser delivered his paper titled, “The Challenges of Editing Early African American Literary Texts in Serial and Book Form.” Listen and enj0y! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9...