May 29: J.M. Kertzer: “Introduction” to Worrying the Nation
June 06: Al Purdy: selection of poems; and Mark Silverberg: “The Can(on)adianization of Al Purdy”
June 13: P.K. Page: Hand Luggage .
June 20: Russell Smith: Muriella Pent
“Interview with Russell Smith” in The New Quarterly .
June 27: Colleen Wagner: The Monument
July 4: Stephen Henighan: “Vulgarity on Bloor: Literary Institutions from CanLit to TorLit” in When Words Deny the World: The Reshaping of Canadian Writing
July 11: Imre Szeman: “The Persistence of the Nation” in Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism, and the Nation
Stephen Henighan: “They can't be about things here” in When Words Deny the World: The Reshaping of Canadian Writing
July 18: Sheila Heti: Ticknor
July 25. Dionne Brand: Land to Light on
August 01: Cynthia Sugars: “Introduction” to Unhomely States
August 08: Rinaldo Walcott: Essay in Unhomely States
August 15: Dennis Lee: “Cadence, Country, Silence”
August 22: Thomas King: “One Good Story That One,” and “Godzilla vs. the Postcolonial”
September 19: D.C. Scott: “Onondaga Madonna”
September 26: Alice Munro: Lives of Girls and Women
October 2006: A Month of Short Stories
October 03: Diane Schoemperlen: “How to Write a Story about Love”; “A Matter of Perspective”; “Count Your Blessings”
October 10: Andre Alexis: “Five Stories of Ottawa ” and “My Anabasis”
October 17: Nancy Lee, Evelyn Lau, Robyn Sarah: “Unlit Water” from Promise of Shelter .
October 24: Rohinton Mistry, Lisa Moore: a selection of stories
October 31: James De Mille A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder
November 2006: Texts from Canadian Qualifying exam list
November 07: Martha Ostenso: Wild Geese
November 14: Emily Carr: Klee Wyck
November 21: Archibald Lampman: Story of an Affinity
November 28: Margaret Laurence: The Diviners (part 1)
December 2006: Qualifying exam list continued
December 05: Margaret Laurence: The Diviners (part 2)
December 12: Conference paper by Brooke Pratt: “'Our arbiter of the aesthetic': Russell Smith's Noise and the Direction of Contemporary Fiction in Canada ”
January 2007: Qualifying exam list continued
January 11: Robert Kroetsch: Seed Catalogue
January 18: Linda Hutcheon: “Introduction” and “Historiographic Metafiction” from The Canadian Postmodern
January 25: Oliver Goldsmith: The Rising Village ; discussion of Canadian Qualifying Exam List, advice to exam writers, etc.
February 01: Mock orals
February 08: Discussion of Marlene NourbeSe Philip's “Zong!”, led by Dr. Lily Cho .
February 15: Workshop on Public Speaking, led by Aaron Schneider
February 22: Nancy Huston: Losing North/Nord Perdu
March 2007: Discussion Series
March 07 *(Wed 3pm ): Discussion of “Introduction” to Daniel Coleman 's White Civility, led by Dr. Pauline Wakeham .
March 15: Discussion of TBA, led by Dr. Julia Emberly .
March 21: Poetry Reading by Roy Miki .
March 22: "Between the Covers: Publishing in the Canadian field," Dr. D.M.R. Bentley
March 29: Conference paper on Confederation poets, by Aaron Schneider
June 2007: Summer Reading
June 07: Kit Dobson: TransCanada paper, 2005
June 14: Michael Ondaatje: Divisadero
June 21: Dionne Brand: What We All Long For
June 28: Anita Rau Badami: Tamarind Mem
July 2007: Summer Reading
July 05: Anita Rau Badami: Tamarind Mem
July 12: Irving Layton: “The Cold Green Element,” “Whatever Else Poetry is Freedom,” and “Misunderstanding”
July 19: Fred Wah: Diamond Grill
July 26: bpNichol: The Martyrology, Bk 5
August 2007: Hubert Aquin
August 02: Hubert Aquin: Prochain episode
August 16: Gordon Sheppard: Ha! A Self-Murder Mystery
August 23: Gordon Sheppard: Ha! A Self-Murder Mystery
August 30: bpNichol: The Martyrology, Bk 5
September 2007: Ecriture féminin / Women & Words
with the UWO feminist reading group
September 06: Daphne Marlatt: (traduction par Nicole Brossard); “Translating Mauve” in Readings from the Labyrinth, Daphne Marlatt
September 13: Nicole Brossard: “Mauve” or/ou “Mauve” (English translation by Daphne Marlatt); essay from Susan Knutson's Narrative in the Feminine: Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard .
September 20: Anne Hébert: Le Torrent or/ou The Torrent
September 27: Alice Munro: Runaway