On this end-of-holiday special episode, Marta, Aïsha, and Meixi discuss Before the Coffee Gets Cold, a 2015 novel by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. They focus on the story’s treatment of time travel and its relation to the slice-of-life genre.
Juliann speaks with Kaitlyn Matthews and Elaine Lee, winners of the Hart House Literary Contest in the prose and poetry categories, respectively, about their prize-winning pieces and contest-writing more broadly.
Juliann speaks with André Babyn, author of Evie of the Deepthorn (2020, Dundurn), and Ali Pinkney, author of a forthcoming novella, about the relationship between writing and memory.
Alex and Madison introduce our new Dialogues theme, “Event.” They focus on the provisional thesis for the series: namely, that literature, as an artistic form for which the demarcation between the possible and the impossible is constitutively uncertain, intervenes decisively in the social processes that establish certain artistic, ethical, and political events as miracles (that is, as occurrences that exceed their causes).
In our first Next Generation episode of our third season, Juliann speaks with Robert McGill (UofT English) about his new book, A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life (Coach House, 2022), and the joys and challenges of working as an author and critic.
In this episode, Marta, Aïsha, and Meixi discuss Weike Wang’s Chemistry (Text, 2018), focusing on the novel’s treatment of the experience of first- and second-generation immigrants, relationships between parents and children, and the search for a vocation.
In the first episode of our third season, Marta, Aïsha, and Meixi discuss mental illness, social satire, and plotting and temporality in Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018).
Endnote is now hiring for its 2022/23 season! You can find the application form here. The deadline to apply is June 27th at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions about Endnote, the open positions, or the application process, contact Alexander Lynch (email@example.com). You can find descriptions of the available positions below.
Series Host: we are looking for one host for our Next Generation series and one co-host for our Book Club series, which feature conversations with emerging authors from the Hart House community and L&L executives, respectively. Hosts will develop episode topics, conduct research for and write interview questions, reach out to guests, and host interviews.
Social Media Manager: the social media manager will produce social media content to promote the podcast on L&L communications channels. Likely forms of content include: social media posts (graphics, descriptions, interview quotes), blog posts, book lists, and interview transcripts.
Audio Editor: the audio editor will use Adobe Audition or a comparable platform (subscription provided by L&L) to edit podcast episodes for release. Applicants for this position need not have personal/professional experience with audio editing, as this can be taught in the early weeks of the position as necessary.
Production Staff: production staff will assist with episode research and writing—in particular, for our main series, Endnote Dialogues (theme TBD)—and other facets of podcast administration.