Joanne Dempsey Lecture Series: David Staines 'Border Crossings: Margaret Atwood’s American-Canadian Vision'


Date and Time

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Auditorium




David Staines, writer, critic, professor, and editor who helped establish the Giller Prize and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, has been named to the Order of Ontario. Professor Staines currently teaches English literature at the University of Ottawa. He has also taught at Harvard, the University of Prince Edward Island, Mount Holyoke, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Staines has served as general editor of McClelland and Stewart’s New Canadian Library series since 1988, and has also edited books on Stephen Leacock, Margaret Laurence, Marshall McLuhan, and Northrop Frye.

The Joanne Dempsey Lecture Series is in memory of the late USD professor of English Joanne Dempsey. This biannual lecture series brings Renaissance scholars to the University of San Diego community.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Contact Information

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Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.