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President's Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University

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The President's Lecture Series celebrates Dr. David Bentley, winner of the 2015 Canada Council Killam Prize. David Bentley, Carl F. Klinck Professor of Canadian Literature, is a nationally acclaimed teacher from Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the most wide-ranging, exacting, and prolific critic of Canadian poetry today.

His talk, “Simile, Metaphor, and the Making and Perception of Canada,” will be followed by a post-lecture conversation moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio’s “Ideas.”

A public reception in the atrium of Talbot College follows the lecture. 

Dr. David Bentley is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, and multiple USC Award for Excellence in Teaching awards. In 2004, Dr. Bentley received Western’s Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research and, in 2007, the Distinguished University Professor award; in 2009, he was awarded the Ontario Premier’s Discovery Award for his contributions to the field of Canadian literary scholarship. He is the editor of the scholarly journal Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews and the director of its affiliated Canadian Poetry Press. His deep commitment to the mutual fostering of teaching and research in Humanities education has influenced generations of students and critics, and contributed to a national conversation about the importance of literature – and Arts and Humanities more broadly – for Canadians. Dr. Bentley is without peer in the range and intensity of his stewardship of Canadian literary studies.

Western University’s President’s Lecture Series showcases personalities of national and international prominence from the realms of academia, politics, civil service, business, and the arts as a means to engage the campus and broader community in meaningful public discourse on a wide range of important topics. Established and hosted by the President & Vice-Chancellor, Amit Chakma, this public lecture series aims to provoke thoughtful discussion and debate on the most compelling ideas and issues of the day while raising the profile of the University and the exceptional faculty, alumni, and friends who comprise our campus community.

Campus Map & Parking

Pay-and-display parking is available for this event in the Talbot lot across from Talbot College (adjacent to the tennis courts) for $3.00 per hour.  To access the Western Parking map please visit http://www.uwo.ca/parking/find/map.html

Please contact Western Alumni if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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