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.
On this episode, Alex speaks with Professor Lauren Gillingham (uOttawa English) about nineteenth-century novelists’ engagements with fashion as they relate to her forthcoming book, Fashionable Fictions and the Currency of the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (Cambridge UP). Key topics of conversation include nineteenth-century conceptions of time and history; the relationships between fashion and class; and two key novels, Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret and Dickens’s Bleak House.
On this episode, Sabryna speaks with Anvesh Jain about his debut poetry collection, Pilgrim to No Country (Frontenac Press, 2022), focusing on his explorations of immigrant experience, diaspora, and home-making.
On this episode, Alex offers a short introduction to investigative journalism—in particular, its beginnings in the 19th century. After a sketch of English journalistic history through the 1850s, he examines Dickens’s “On Duty with Inspector Field” (1851) and Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor (1861–62), two early examples of investigative journalism, focusing on these journalists’ intermingling of fictional and non-fictional reportage and their negotiation of disparate professional discourses.
On this episode, Subhi Jha, one of L&L’s equity and diversity officers, considers temporality and the absurd in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot; then, Jacky Yu, L&L’s first-year representative, discusses the critique of “superhero morality” articulated in Alan Moore’s Watchmen.
On this episode, Mina Ivosev, winner of the Hart House Literary Contest in the prose category, speaks about her prize-winning short story, “Birth by Landscape.”
On this episode, Alex speaks with Professor Garry Leonard (UofT English) about several Hollywood films, including It’s a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, and Pretty Woman, as they relate to his current book project, Six Ways of Looking at Modernity: Cinematic Genre and the Structure of Modern Subjectivity. Key topics of discussion include the relationship between cinema and modernism, the structure of cinematic genre, and the representation of the capitalist market and professionalisation in the Hollywood romance.
On our special, holiday edition of Book Club, Aayu Pandey, one of L&L’s equity and diversity officers, considers dystopia and the interrelation of life and death in Kurt Vonnegut’s “2 B R 0 2 B”; then, Meixi and Marta discuss labour, poverty, and capitalism in George Saunders’s “Sea Oak.”