Literature and Language

2018 UBC Reads Sustainability with Elizabeth May

2018 UBC Reads Sustainability with Elizabeth May

Join us on March 13th at 1 pm as we live stream 2018 UBC Reads Sustainability with Elizabeth May.

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Himalaya Program . This conversation will give both authors the space to discuss their recently published novels, short stories, and non-fiction, and exchange their perspectives on what it means to represent Nepal and Tibet in the English-language literary scene in Canada […]

Language reconstruction and strengthening community: the role of archival resources

Language reconstruction and strengthening community: the role of archival resources

Daryl Baldwin is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Myaamia Center is a unique collaborative effort supported by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the purpose of advancing the language and cultural needs of […]

Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures – “Reading Worlds at Home”

Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures – “Reading Worlds at Home”

“Reading Worlds at Home” Featuring readings by Shani Mootoo, Lydia Kwa, and Larissa Lai and a discussion of the film All Our Father’s Relations  by Elder Larry Grant and Sarah Ling. The event was part of “Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures,” a public symposium bringing together scholars from across Canada, the US and Australia to […]

Leanne Hinton: What counts as a "success" in language revitalization?

Leanne Hinton: What counts as a "success" in language revitalization?

Journalists, grant givers and an interested public often ask which language revitalization programs and strategies have been successful. But “language revitalization” is a broad term that can include many different possible goals, and “success” is a point of view rather than a concrete fact. This paper is a result of conversations with Indigenous language activists […]