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The Art of Biography

The Art of Biography
170 St. George St., Room 100
Time: Mar 22nd, 9:30 am End: Mar 22nd, 4:30 pm
Interest Categories: History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Book History/Print Culture

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography and the Department of History are pleased to present:

The Art of Biography

*Each talk will be 45 minutes long, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session

9.30:      Opening remarks:  David A. Wilson, General Editor, Dictionary of Canadian Biography

9.40:      Cecilia Morgan:  “An (almost) Accidental Biographer: Finding Lives in the Archives”

10.45:    Coffee break

11.05:    Suzanne Morton:  “The Exploration of a ‘hidden life’ performing ‘unhistoric acts’: Jane B Wisdom and Development of Social Work in Canada”

12.10:    Lunch (make own arrangements)

1.45:      John English:  “Writing the Biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau”

2.50:      Coffee break

3.10:      Charlie Foran:  “Richler was Funny, Why Can't You Be? -- On Writing the Biography of Mordecai Richler”

4.15:      Closing remarks:  Nick Terpstra, Chair, Department of History, University of Toronto


This event is free and open to all, but registration is required.  To register and for further information, please contact Michael Wilcox at (416) 946-8593.

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