Haijo Westra, 15 October: UPDATE re. location

8 October 2014 Comments Off on Haijo Westra, 15 October: UPDATE re. location

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 6.02.40 PMWednesday 15 October, 4:00 p.m., in BUCHANAN PENTHOUSE.

The original post has been updated, including the addition of a poster. Information below serves as a reminder…

The UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

is happy to confirm that

Dr. HAIJO WESTRA (Prof. Emeritus, University of Calgary)

will be speaking on


on Wednesday, OCTOBER 15th at 4:00 p.m.
at UBC’s BUCHANAN PENTHOUSE (4th floor of Buchanan Building).

The talk will offer an analysis of ‘A-Dieu a la Nouvelle France’, a poem by Marc Lescarbot who spent a year at Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia). It is really a rhymed prospectus of the country’s resources and an invitation to invest in their exploitation. The aim of the paper will be to elicit the motivation and strategies of representation, focusing in particular on attitudes toward nature and autochthonous peoples, while comparing this text to others like it.

This event is sponsored by the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies and by Saint John’s College.
It will be of interest to faculty and students in the areas of French Literature, History of Canada,  Early Modern Studies, Colonialism, Oecology, among others.

See ATTACHMENT:  Lescarbot’s 1609 map, from the Gutenberg project edition of his History of New France.
Other period maps will be shown during the presentation.

Info: Juliet O’Brien and Chantal Phan, Convenors, UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster:
chantal.phan@ubc.ca  and  juliet.obrien@ubc.ca

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