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Zadie Smith’s Significance to Contemporary Literature: A Lecture

Date & Time:
February 8, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Three days prior to Zadie Smith’s visit to Calgary as the University of Calgary's 2015-16 Distinguished Visiting Writer, Dr. Pamela McCallum, Professor of English at the University of Calgary and a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, gives a talk on Zadie Smith’s novella “The Embassy of Cambodia” and Smith’s significance to contemporary literature. An audience Q&A will follow. Attendees will have an opportunity to win one of two pairs of tickets to the February 11 event at MacEwan Hall.

Dr. Pamela McCallum is a Professor of English at the University of Calgary and a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Her research and teaching interests are situated in the areas of cultural materialism, literary and narrative theory, the representation of history and gender, and twentieth-century British literature. She has published on Zadie Smith in the collection Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century. She is also the author of Literature and Method and Cultural Memories and Imagined Futures.

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Monday, February 8, 2016
7 p.m.
Gallery Hall (Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary)
FREE