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Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers, Fifty Years On: Blasphemy as Treason, Passion as Revolution

Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers, Fifty Years On: Blasphemy as Treason, Passion as Revolution
2 Sussex Ave, Innis Town Hall
Time: Nov 9th, 6:30 pm End: Nov 9th, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Sexual Diversity, Political Science, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS)
Lecture by George Elliot Clarke

Innis College presents

George Elliot Clarke Delivers the 2016 Harold Innis Lecture

The Harold Innis Foundation proudly welcomes Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, GEORGE ELLIOT CLARKE, to Innis College for the relaunching of the HAROLD INNIS LECTURES. The Lectures are an annual series of conversations that highlight individuals, whose work advances the discourse, and builds upon the legacy, of Canadian political economist, Harold Adams Innis. George Elliot Clarke is a celebrated author, poet, and academic. His vast intellectual breadth encompasses the intersections of Canadian cultural identity with communications technology and multiculturalism. The Harold Innis Foundation and Innis College are honoured to host Dr. Clarke on the evening of November 9th. We invite you to participate in the dialogue.

Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers, Fifty Years On: Blasphemy as Treason, Passion as Revolution

Professor George Elliott Clarke will offer a reading of Beautiful Losers as a work that is erudite, witty, avant-garde, scatalogical, and bracingly iconoclastic in light of its appearance during three radical upheavels: Quebec's Quiet Revolution, The Sexual Revolution, and The Counter-culture Movement. Professor Clarke will consider Cohen's strategic use of "blasphemy" to contest political orthodoxies that constrain or could constrain possibilities for personal liberation and egalitarian social change.

November 9, 2016 | 6:30pm, with book-signing and sales to follow
Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto ON

This is a FREE event, but online registration is required
For more information contact the Innis Alumni Office at alumni.innis@utoronto.ca

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