“Decolonizing Conversations”: Margery Fee’s McLean Lectures

Margery Fee, past editor of Canadian Literature (2007-2015) and current Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies at UBC (2015-2017), will be delivering her McLean Lectures this coming February and March. Her three public lectures on Decolonizing Conversations: Indigenous Texts in the Pacific Northwest before 1992” will take place at UBC’s Point Grey campus on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm:

February 9: Stories We Didn’t Hear: Controlling Traditional Oral Stories

March 9: Writing We Didn’t Read: Manifestos, Declarations and Other Collective Texts

March 16: Lives We Overlooked: Framing Indigenous Life Stories

Venue: Green College, Coach House (6201 Cecil Green Park Road)

Professor Fee’s lectures will build from her extensive experience in the fields of Indigenous and Canadian literatures, cultures, and languages, discussing the history of oral and written Indigenous texts in the Pacific Northwest. Her “Decolonizing Conversations” promise to open vital dialogue on critical approaches to reading and teaching rich histories of Indigenous cultural production formerly ignored or overlooked within the academy.

The McLean Lectures follow after the publication of Professor Fee’s book, Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” from Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat, which was named as a finalist for the 2015 ACQL Gabrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism. For more information on the current McLean Chair, see the Canadian Studies website.

We would like to once again congratulate our former editor, and we look forward to her upcoming McLean Lectures.