November 9 to November 23
Adam Gopnik speaks CHANGE IN DATE AND VENUE
One of North America’s best light writers will take the stage of the Bronfman Atrium, 1590 Dr. Penfield Ave., corner Côte-des-Neiges, at 7:30 p.m. on November 20
H-110 at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 when the New Yorker magazine’s Adam Gopnik speaks as part of the Writers Read at Concordia series. Raised in Montreal, Gopnik’s latest book is Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York where he currently lives, but he was also acclaimed for his 2001 book, From Paris to the Moon, which was based on the five years he and his young family lived in France.
Here's the scoop
The Journalism alumni chapter will hold a discussion on Nov. 16 at the Cheers Bar, 1260 Mackay St. called “Inside the Scoop: A Special Seminar on Investigative Journalism.” Guests include George Kalogerakis, BA ’87, managing editor of the Journal de Montréal, William Marsden of The Gazette, and Alex Roslin, freelance investigative journalist. It gets underway at 6 p.m., and is free for Concordia Journalism students, costs $10 for alumni and others.
Point of view in fiction, cinema
“Sentimental Modernity: Rethinking Point of View in Fiction and Cinema” is the title of this year’s Lahey Lecture, presented by the Department of English.
The speaker is James Chandler, of the University of Chicago, an expert in the 19th-century Romantic period. His lecture will be given at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Women in Haiti and Iran
M. Catherine Maternowska, from the University of California, will discuss her new book, Reproducing Inequalities: Poverty and the Politics of Reproduction in Haiti (Rutgers UP), at noon on Nov. 14 in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 2170 Bishop St.
On Nov. 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Shiva Sadeghi, a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Toronto, will talk about on “Educated Housewives: Immigrant Iranian Women at the Crossroads of Tradition and Modernity.”
In a series of lectures aimed at students, Carolyn Shaffer will discuss her forthcoming thesis on the experiences of 30 participants in dialogue groups in Montreal. The lecture will be in the Religion annex, 2060 Mackay St., on Nov. 14, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Stéphane Aquin, contemporary art curator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, will give a lecture on “The Shape of Art to Come” on Nov. 14 at the York Amphitheatre, 1515 Ste. Catherine St., starting at 6:30 p.m.. Seating is limited.
Polish performance, speaker
The Canadian Foundation for Polish Studies presents actress Alexi Marchel performing excerpts from Inside a Gestapo Prison: The Letters of Krystyna Wituska, followed by a discussion with writer-translator Irene Tomaszewski, at the DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd., on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m..