S2 E9: Detective Fiction w/ Simon Stern and Adam Hammond

On this episode, Alex speaks with Professor Daniel Wright of UofT English about

Alex speaks with Professors Simon Stern (UofT Law/English) and Adam Hammond (UofT English) about the detective fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle as it relates to their ongoing project, “The Birth of the Modern Detective Story, 1890–1920.” Key topics of discussion include the rise of the modern “inferential attitude,” the role of probability in detectives’ reasoning about the crowd, and the “magic” of Sherlock Holmes.

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S2 E8: Popular Romance w/ Daniel Wright

On this episode, Alex speaks with Professor Daniel Wright of UofT English about two key popular romances, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her?, in the context of his book, Bad Logic: Reasoning About Desire in the Victorian Novel (2018). Key topics of interest include the relationship between the realist and romance modes, the tenuous power of language to articulate desire, and popular romance novels’ myriad articulations of the crowd and the public.

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S2 E7: Next Generation 3 w/ Farah Ghafoor

On this episode, Farah Ghafoor, winner of the Hart House Literary Contest in the poetry category, speaks about her prize-winning poem, “Self Portrait with Polar Bears,” and her poetry on climate action.

For more from Farah, visit her website and Twitter

You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via our RSS feed on your podcast platform of choice. You can find the book list and transcript here.

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S2 E6: Book Club 3 w/ Vikram Nijhawan and Alexander Lynch

On this episode, Vikram Nijhawan, L&L’s writer’s co-op coordinator, discusses metafictionality and the inextricable relation between fact and fantasy in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Dream Country; then, Alexander Lynch, L&L’s podcast coordinator, examines representations of gender and of empire in James Joyce’s “The Dead.”

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S2 E5: Next Generation 2 w/ Ryanne Kap

On this episode, Ryanne Kap, a UofT alumna, speaks with Sabryna about the art of personal poetry.

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S2 E4: Popular Writing: An Introduction

On this episode, Alex introduces our new Dialogues theme, “Pop”—that is, popular literary and para-literary writing—c. 1850–1950. He discusses the main issues and questions we’ll consider; the logic of our approach; our genre selection; the social, economic, and political contexts standing behind popular writing in the period; and some of our tentative theses. 

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S2 E3: Next Generation 1 w/ Antonia Facciponte

On our first Next Generation of Season 2, Antonia Facciponte, a creative writing master’s student at UofT and the author of To Make a Bridge (Black Moss Press, 2021), speaks on her recent collection and the process of literary creation.

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S2 E2: Book Club 2 w/ Matthew Lee and Hannah Koschanow

Matthew Lee, one of L&L’s co-chairs, discusses family and agency in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude; then, Hannah Koschanow, one of L&L’s literary contest coordinators, speaks on Indigeneity and community in Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter.

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S2 E1: Book Club 1 w/ Emily Hurmizi and Helia Karami

Emily Hurmizi, one of L&L’s co-chairs, considers embodiment and trauma in Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What The Body Remembers; then, Helia Karami, L&L’s community outreach coordinator, speaks on memory and difference in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.

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