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The vampire in literature and film: from terror to seduction

Alexandra Grenier is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Studies at Université de Montréal. She previously obtained a Master in English at Concordia University. Alexandra is a lecturer at Université de Montréal, where in particular, she taught vampires in film and literature. She is also coordinator at the Virtuoso research centre on digital uses, cultures, and documents.

The many faces of Vimy ridges

The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9–12, 1917, is an iconic victory for Canada. Despite the military success and glory associated with it, it remains one of the bloodiest battles in the country’s military history, with more than 10,000 dead and wounded.  
Mélanie Morin-Pelletier will show how, over the course of the past century, this tactical victory on a French battlefield became an emblematic event for the Canadian nation.  historian Mélanie Morin-Pelletier is a World War l specialist at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

*Lecture in french

Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

Death on the Nile is perhaps not just the idea of the afterlife passed down from the royal mummies such as Tutankhamun’s, and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Queens. This lecture aims to add a different perspective on death and resurrection in ancient Egypt through texts (Harper’s Songs), the discoveries of the Mendes Expedition (modern Tel El-Ruba) and the Canadian Institute in Egypt.
Egyptologist Antoine Hirsch is the director of the Canadian Institute in Egypt and an active participant in the Mendes excavation in the Nile Delta.

*Lecture in french

Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise?

Jean-Paul Sartre said that “an intellectual is someone who meddles in what is not his business.” In truth, the engaged intellectual has not escaped the historical defeat of the ideologies of the 20th century unscathed. The discrediting of Marxism has affected the image of the engaged intellectual. As a result, we have witnessed the emergence, almost everywhere around the world, of pseudo-intellectuals in the media and of experts. The question remains: basically, what is the role of the intellectual today? Are intellectuals still questioning or even challenging political power?

The Roots of Venetian Opera

The Roots of Venetian Opera

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

May 2 - May 23

Our friends at the Toronto Consort return to present this course on the music surrounding the music of early Venetian opera! Registration for the course also includes a ticket to the Toronto Consort's production of Cavalli's Helen of Troy.


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