Dr. Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto will deliver the 2016 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Dr. Kamboureli is an internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar and the author of many groundbreaking publications.
She will present “Money Stories from Qamani’tauq: Art, Modernity, and the Canadian State” on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley Hall room 102, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“Was Inuit art created or discovered? Not a new question,” says Dr. Kamboureli, “but one that this talk examines critically in the context of Art and Cold Cash, a multi-media art project by Inuit and Canadian artists from the south that raises questions about the shift from the local barter economy in Baker Lake to an exchange economy in the late 1960s.”
Dr. Kamboureli specializes in contemporary Canadian literature and criticism. Before joining the University of Toronto, she taught at the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph where she was Canada Research Chair Tier 1 and the founder and Director of TransCanada Institute.
Shortlisted for numerous awards, Dr. Kamboureli’s book Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada received the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism.
Hosted by the faculty of arts on the UNB Fredericton campus, the W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture is presented by leading figures in humanities and social sciences. It was established in 1981 to honour the late Desmond Pacey, a distinguished UNB professor and administrator who died in 1975.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
To arrange a media interview with Dr. Kamboureli, please contact Dr. Robert Gray