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Collective book launch


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

Highlighting the work of our affiliates in the last year, we invite you to a book launch celebrating Gavin Foster’s The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class, and Conflict, Patrick Leroux’s Circus Global: Québec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries, Stéphane Martelly’s Inventaires, Doug Miller’s Malawi’s Lost Years (1964 - 1994) and her Forsaken Heroes, and Ronald Rudin’s Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park.

Gavin Foster The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class, and Conflict. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Louis Patrick Leroux, Cirque Global: Québec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries, edited with Charles Batson. Edited collection (multiple authors). McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.

Stéphane Martelly, Inventaires. Triptyque, 2016.

Doug Miller, Malawi’s Lost Years (1964 - 1994) and her Forsaken Heroes. Self-published in Malawi, January 2016.

Ronald Rudin, Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park. University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Dr. Gavin Foster is a historian of modern Ireland whose work has focused on the interaction between republicanism, political violence, social conflict, social status, and popular culture in the Irish revolution, specifically its final civil war phase c. 1922-23. Associate Professor at the School of Canadian Irish Studies of Concordia University, he currently has a cross-appointment with Concordia’s History Department. He was awarded the 2015 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences for The Irish Civil War and Society at the 2016 National Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux holds a joint appointment in the departments of English and French Studies at Concordia University where he is affiliated with Resonance Lab and matralab. He is also a member of CRILCQ-Université de Montréal. His academic research and graduate supervision has focused on self-representation in Québec drama, cultural discourse, literatures on the margins, research-creation, and contemporary circus in Québec.

Dre Stéphane Martelly est née à Port-au-Prince. Critique, auteure et peintre, elle s'est adonnée très jeune à diverses activités artistiques. Par une approche profondément transdisciplinaire qui fait se confronter théorie, réflexion critique et création, elle poursuit une démarche réflexive sur la littérature haïtienne contemporaine, sur la création, sur les marginalités littéraires ainsi que sur les limites de l’interprétation. Elle est chercheure postdoctorale FRQSC en recherche-création au CHORN (2015-2017).

Doug Miller taught English in Malawi from 1968 to 1972. He was active in the anti-apartheid movement in Canada from the early 1970s and coordinated CUSO's support for the liberation movements in Southern Africa including the struggle to remove Malawian dictator, Dr. Banda from power. Now retired, he is involved with sustainable development activities in Makupo Village, Malawi and co-hosts “Amandla” a weekly radio show about African affairs on CKUT.

Dr. Ronald Rudin is Professor of History at Concordia University, and co-director of COHDS. Author of seven books and numerous articles and producer of three documentary films, he carries out research that touches upon Canadian cultural and environmental history, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada and its Acadian population. These interests are front and centre in Kouchibouguac, which explores both the history and memory of the establishment of this National Park in New Brunswick, whose creation in 1969 led to the expropriation of over 200 (mostly Acadian) families.

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