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22nd Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading feat. Rosemary Clewes

Please join the Friends of the Library for their annual poetry reading, held remotely for the first time, featuring Trinity College alumna Rosemary Clewes. The reading is open to the Trinity College community and anyone who appreciates or wants to learn more about poetry. Registration is required to access the webinar.


Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Rosemary (née Whealy) Clewes. graduated from Trinity College in the class of 5T8, and from the University of Michigan in Social Work in 1971.

She has been published in journals and anthologies across Canada. In 2006, she was a finalist in the CBC Literary Awards for the suite entitled Where Lemon Trees Bloom In Winter: Sojourn in Sicily. In 2005, an earlier version of Thule Explorer: Kallaalit Nunaat was nominated by The Malahat Review for the National Magazine Awards.

She has published four books and a chapbook. The first was a book of prose and poetry titled Thule Explorer: Kayaking North of 77 Degrees (Hidden Brook Press, 2008). Three poetry books followed with Once Houses Could Fly: Kayaking North of 79 Degrees (Signature Editions, 2012); Paper Wings (Guernica Editions, 2014); and The Woman Who Went To The Moon (Inanna Publications, 2017). In the same year, a chapbook followed, entitled Islands North and South (Aeolus House, 2017).

She lives in Toronto.

19th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture with Prof. Alan Galey

Reverberations: Music, Literature, and Textual Scholarship in the Age of Digital Streaming

Music and literature are distinct yet closely linked artistic forms. Each continues to influence the other despite changes in their technologies of production, circulation and reception. This talk considers how studies of the transmission of literature and music can inform each other, drawing on theories, vocabularies and methods shared by textual scholarship, performance studies and sound studies.

How do books, as our primary artifacts of literary transmission, materialize on the stages of musical performances, both symbolically and physically? Conversely, how do recordings of musical performances circulate among fan communities and collectors, and how can fields like textual studies and bibliography help us to understand them? With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, how should we understand the materiality of music and literature alike in the age of digital streaming (and Zoom lectures)? This talk will explore these questions through examples ranging from early sound media experiments with Shakespeare to literary intersections with music artists such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, U2 and The Tragically Hip.


Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Alan Galey is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment to English, and Director of the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. His research and teaching are located at the intersection of textual studies, the history of books and reading, and the digital humanities. His 2014 book, The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity, was published by Cambridge University Press. His articles have appeared in journals such as Book HistoryShakespeare QuarterlyArchivaria, and The Canadian Journal of Communication, on topics ranging from the digitization of Shakespeare, to the bibliographical analysis of ebooks, to Marshall McLuhan’s marginalia on James Joyce, to bootlegged concert recordings of The Tragically Hip. He is a member of the boards of directors for both the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) and the Society for Textual Scholarship (STS).