Production from university’s School of English and Theatre Studies aims to spur positive climate action
Omar El Akkad
What Strange Paradise
Public Talk: Tuesday, September 26th @ 7 PM
Robert Whitelaw Room, 2nd Floor, McLaughlin Library
U of G’s annual common reading project – Gryphons Read – celebrates its seventh iteration. This year’s novel is What Strange Paradise, by Egyptian-Canadian author and journalist, Omar El Akkad. It is the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world. But it is also a story of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair – and about the way each of those things can blind us to reality.
Led by Associate Professor Kimberley McLeod, the University of Guelph collaborates with Our Food Future to present "Future Food Visions." Crafted by College of Arts Theatre students, this series of immersive audio experiences sheds light on Guelph’s food history and tackles food insecurity.
The College of Arts is beaming with pride as its theatre graduate, Kimberley Rampersad, earns accolades for her direction of King Lear at the prestigious Stratford Festival. Rampersad's production has received glowing reviews, with critics praising her skillful portrayal of the classic tragedy's themes. Running until October 29th, this remarkable rendition of King Lear promises a captivating theatrical experience. Don't miss the chance to witness Rampersad's talent in action at Stratford!
Dr. Ajay Heble, faculty member in the School of English and Theatre Studies as well as the founding director of U of G's International Institute for Critical Improvisation has been awarded a 2023 Killam Prize, among the most distinguished research awards in Canada.
To read more about this incredible achievement, read the U of G's news release.
Congratulations, Dr. Heble!
Location: Arts Performance Theatre, Alumni Walk MacKinnon Building Guelph
Evening Performances: November 17, 18, 19 @7:30pm
Matinee Performance: November 19 @2pm
Director: Kim McLeod
Scenography: Troy Hourie & THST 3&4 Production Students
Where From Here (Sept 15th-16th) was an interdisciplinary conference that sought to engage the fractious, productive debates over nation & literature to ask what comes next for Canadian literary & cultural studies. Special thanks to Paul Barrett, Sarah Roger, the keynote speakers, the participants, & all the volunteers who helped ensure the two days were filled with such generative, engaging conversations, thought, & scholarship.