Endnote Podcast

Every other Friday, join Alexander Lynch and the Hart House Literary and Library Committee as they discuss literary “big ideas” with UofT professors and Canadian authors, showcase emerging authors from around the Hart House community, and chat about the books they love. We also feature recordings from HHL&LC panels and workshops. Whether you’re a casual reader or a devoted bibliophile, this is the podcast for you!

You can listen to Endnote on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or by subscribing to our RSS feed (https://endnote.libsyn.com/rss) on your podcast platform of choice!


Episodes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, […]

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. 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 for this episode here. If you enjoyed this episode, be […]

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.  You can […]

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. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via our RSS feed on […]

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. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via our RSS feed on your podcast platform of […]

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. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via our RSS feed on your podcast platform of choice. […]

Endnote Season Two: Coming Soon

Our second season of Endnote begins on Friday, August 13th—listen to our trailer on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via our RSS feed on your podcast platform of choice. To hear about Season Two as soon as it’s released, be sure to subscribe!

S1 E16: Season 1 Finale

For our season finale, Alex draws together our Currents and Next Generation episodes from this season, highlighting both through-lines and tensions, to consider some of what we’ve learned from our exploration of the present and future of literature and literary affairs over the past year. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our […]

Applications Open: Endnote 2021/22 Staff

Endnote is now hiring for its 2021/22 season! You can find the application form here. The deadline to apply is April 30th at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions about Endnote, the open positions, or the application process, contact Alexander Lynch (alexander.lynch@mail.utoronto.ca). You can find descriptions of the available positions below. Positions Series Host: […]

S1 E15: Next Generation 5 w/ Tahmeed Shafiq

Tahmeed Shafiq, a student writer and journalist, joins Marta to discuss a story and poem of his, his creative influences, and fantasy literature more broadly. For the full text of Tahmeed’s short story, “Love and Marriage in the Hexasun Lands,” visit lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/love-and-marriage-in-the-hexasun-lands. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via […]

S1 E14: Next Generation 4 w/ Liam Bryant

Liam Bryant, a student poet, joins Marta, our new staff member, to discuss poems on the natural world, faith, and love. 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 full text of Liam’s poems, as well as the book […]

S1 E13: Afrofuturism w/ Stephanie Chrismon

Stephanie Chrismon, an Afrofuturist writer and scholar-educator, joins Alex to offer an introduction to Afrofuturism and some of its key writers, works, and thematic concerns. 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 this episode’s transcript and book list here. […]

S1 E12: Comic Books w/ Rick Remender

Rick Remender, a comic book writer, artist, and animator who has worked at Marvel, Image Comics, and Electronic Arts, among others, joins Vikram, our writers’ co-op coordinator, to talk about his creative journey and the future of comics.  You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or via our RSS feed on your podcast […]

S1 E11: Next Generation 3 with Marta Anielska

Marta Anielska, a student writer, editor, and reporter, joins Alex to talk about their short story, “Figments of My Imagination,” as well as their literary influences and creative involvements. 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 this episode’s transcript […]

S1 E10: Book Club w/ Allyson

In our first Endnote episode of the new year, Allyson, one of our literary contest coordinators, joins Alex to offer her holiday book recommendations. 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 this episode’s transcript and book list here. To […]

S1 E9: Plague Literature w/ Professors Emily Nacol and Kevin Chong

In this episode, Emily Nacol, professor of political science at UofT, and Kevin Chong, author and professor of creative writing at UBC, join Alex to discuss classic and contemporary works of plague literature. 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 […]

S1 E8: Canadian Multicultural Literatures w/ Professor Smaro Kamboureli

In this episode, the first in our Currents series, Professor Smaro Kamboureli of UofT English joins Alex to discuss some of the key authors and issues in Canadian multicultural literatures. 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 this episode’s […]

S1 E7: Book Club w/ Dania

In this episode, Dania, Lit and Lib’s Equity and Diversity Officer, joins Alex to discuss her fall reading week book recommendations. 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 this episode’s transcript and book list here. To learn more about […]

S1 E6: Next Generation 2 w/ Grace Ma

In this episode, Grace Ma, a student poet and environmental activist, joins Alex to discuss a selection of her poems, environmentalism, and some of her literary influences. 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 full text of Grace’s […]

S1 E5: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Literary Affairs w/ Dania Kassim and Emily Hurmizi

In this episode, Dania Kassim and Emily Hurmizi, Lit and Lib’s equity and diversity officer and co-chair, respectively, join Alex to discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in literary affairs and what Lit and Lib is doing to support these principles in our programming this year. You can listen to Episode 5 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or […]

S1 E4: Next Generation 1 w/ Veronica Spada

In this episode, Veronica Spada, winner of the Hart House Review’s literary contest in the prose category, joins Alex to discuss her prize-winning short story, ‘A Portrait of Madame Bovary on the Subway Window,’ as well as her inspirations and her writing process. You can listen to Episode 4 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or by subscribing […]

S1 E3: Book Club w/ Lily and Vikram

Lily and Vikram, Lit and Lib’s communications coordinator and writers’ co-op lead, respectively, join Alex to discuss their favourite books and top summer reads on Endnote’s final Summer Book Club! You can listen to Episode 3 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or by subscribing to our RSS feed (https://endnote.libsyn.com/rss) on your podcast platform of choice! (You can find […]

Applications now open for Endnote Podcast Assistant position

We’re currently looking for a student to assist our podcast coordinator, Alex Lynch, with the production of HHL&LC’s Endnote Podcast. The podcast assistant will work with Alex to prepare for interviews and transcript episodes. The time commitment will be approximately two hours per week, though it will be lighter during the later parts of the […]

S1 E2: Book Club w/ Aline and Allison

In this episode, Aline and Allison, Lit and Lib’s secretary and treasurer, respectively, join Alex to talk about their summer reads and all-time favourite books! You can listen to Episode 2 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or by subscribing to our RSS feed (https://endnote.libsyn.com/rss) on your podcast platform of choice! (You can find the transcript for this episode […]

S1 E1: Book Club w/ Emily and Matthew

In our first episode of the new year, HHL&LC co-chairs Emily and Matthew join Alex to offer their summer reading recommendations! You can listen to Episode 1 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or by subscribing to our RSS feed (https://endnote.libsyn.com/rss) on your podcast platform of choice! (You can find the transcript for this episode here.) For the full […]

S1 E0: The Future of Libraries w/ Professor Uzoma Esonwanne

In our first episode, HHL&LC co-chair Matthew Lee and UofT English Professor Uzoma Esonwanne discuss the changing role of the library in an increasingly technologize world and the opportunities (and challenges) met when working with digital texts. You can listen to this episode here! (You can find the transcript for this episode here.) If you […]