Monthly Archives: March 2012

World Poetry Day

In addition to being the first day of spring, did you know this is World Poetry Day?  Today I attended the centenary celebration of Representative Poetry, a poetry anthology created by UofT English professors and used as a textbook for many years, through multiple editions. Then in the 199os it evolved into an extensive online poetry collection, whose General Editor, Prof. Ian Lancashire, has worked for years in collaboration with UofT Libraries to create and maintain this free website. The latest edition of Representative Poetry Online has just been launched!

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Girls Fall Down

Girls Fall Down by Maggie Helwig has been chosen by Toronto Public Library as this year’s “One Book”  — the novel for Torontonians to read in April — and Laidlaw Library now has five copies ready to be borrowed!

And one of this year’s “One Book” events will be a lecture by Andrew Lesk at University College: “Unseen Toronto: The Shadow Worlds of Girls Fall Down” (April 26 at 6 p.m., room 179).

Book cover: Girls Fall Down

Carolyn Dinshaw

Carolyn Dinshaw is delivering the 2012 Alexander Lectures this week (Monday March 12 through Thurs. March 15, at 4:30 p.m. in UC 140): “How Soon is Now? Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the Queerness of Time.”

We have her book Getting medieval: sexualities and communities, pre- and postmodern at Laidlaw Library (and also her book Chaucer’s sexual poetics).

book cover: Getting Medieval