Friday, October 17, 2008

Lecture: Dany Laferriere or, Conquering America through Text and Film

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture titled, Dany Laferriere or, Conquering America through Text and Film, by visiting scholar, Dr. Ursula Moser, Innsbruck University. Refreshments will be provided.

Unconventional, controversial, prolific and immensely talented, Dany Laferrière was born in Haiti, adopted Québec as his new home, and is self-avowedly North American. Laferrière achieved critical fame with his first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired and sparked controversy in the United States with the film version of this book. Overall, his work examines Haitian, Quebec and North American society and inter-racial relationships, all of which Laferrière depicts with humour and clarity.

Date: Monday, October 20th
Time: 4pm
Place: Humanities Centre, room L-4 (main floor)

The CLC is also pleased to announce that Dany Laferriere will be in Edmonton this winter to give the 2009 Kreisel Lecture. (Exact date, time and place TBA.) Past Kreisel Lecturers have included Joseph Boyden and Wayne Johnston.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marie Carriere, marie.carriere@ualberta.ca, 780.248.1245.