Awards/Events/Book Launches

October 26
Professor Jonathan Nitzan, Political Science
Capital As Power, 2009, Routledge, 9780415496803, $47.95
lecture & launch Monday October 26, 2009, 2:30pm – 6pm
lecture 2:30 – 4:30pm – Verney Room 6th floor Ross south, book launch 4:30 – 6pm – Political Science Department Lounge 655 Ross South

October 29
Professor Roger Keil, Environmental Studies, and the City Institute of York University
Leviathan Undone, 2009, UBC Press, 9780774816311, $????
lecture (special guest lecturer Harvey Molotch)  and book launch October 29, 2009, time and place still being finalized

October 30
Professor Jody Berland, Sociology
North of Empire, 2009, Duke University Press, 9780822343066, $24.95US
book launch Friday October 30, 2009, 7:30 – 10pm
Gladstone Hotel, downtown Toronto


Existere – Journal of Arts and Letters
Double-sized Spring / Summer Edition

This super-sized issue features poetry, prose, non-fiction, and art from the YorkU community, as well as from contributors around the world.

Distinguished contributors in this issue are Octavio Quintanilla, the assistant poetry editor for American Literary Review and Elana Wolff, winner of the 2008 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for Poetry. Existere is a partner with the Words Alive Literary Festival in Sharon, ON.

The launch for “The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: 20 Canadian Poets Take on the World” takes place Wednesday, April 22 at the Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto. The doors open at 7pm; the event starts at 7:30pm. There will also be a launch for a new novel by Gale Zoë Garnett at the same time.

Starting off the U50 celebrations!

Saturday, October 25th

Existere Fall 2008/Winter 2009 issue launch party

7:30pm to 10:30pm

Type Books Lounge, 503 Danforth Avenue, Toronto.

The Fall 2008/Winter 2009 issue (Vol. 28, Iss. 1) features a conversation with 2008 Giller Prize longlisted author Anthony De Sa (last year we featured a two-part conversation with Man Booker longlisted novelist Michael Redhill). The issue also contains a work of creative non-fiction by Angela Long.

Also appearing in the new issue are new poems by Jesse Patrick Ferguson, Louisa Howerow, Angela Long (same as above), and York U’s own Deborah Herman and Christopher Doda.

On the fiction side, we have stories by Jessica Stilling, Billy O’Callaghan, Peter Goffin, Kyle Chhatwal, Angela Peterson, David Burke, Ron Savage, and Paulo Da Costa.

Four artists are featured in the journal. York’s own Ashley de Jong-Doucette, plus a work each from Jodi Tychkowsky, Emma Warburton, and Chris Hutcheson.

Many authors and poets will be reading from the journal. Copies will be available for sale on site.

We will also have an open stage for anyone wanting to read/perform their own works. To register for the open stage contact:

Cannot make the launch? Copies are available at the YorkU bookstore.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Launch of: Someone to Teach Them: York and the Great University Explosion 1960 – 1973
John T. Saywell


The Renaissance Room 001 Vanier College

Keele Campus of York University
Food and refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by Friday, October 17th to Michael Legris

click here for the invitation

September 25, 2008 5:00 p.m.

Launch of:

“The Postcolonial Politics of Development”

By  Ilan Kapoor

Senior Common Room 305, Founders College
Keele Campus of York University

Refreshments will be served.

click here for the Announcement

September 24, 2008 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Gladstone Hotel, North Ballroom
1214 Queen St. West
Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar

“Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada”
by Miriam Smith, Routledge 2008.
“One Summer in New Paltz, a cautionary tale” (54 min., 2008)
by Nancy Nicol