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Public Lecture-Dr. William Straw-McGill University

Thu., Feb. 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. - Thu., Feb. 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Location: Language Institute Theatre (LI 215) - University of Regina

Public Lecture-Dr.William Straw, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

"The Urban Night as Interdisciplinary Object"

Dr. Will Straw in one of the most prominent Canadian scholars and is highly regarded internationally for his groundbreaking research. Professor of Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, he has been the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada since June 1, 2011. Dr. Straw was awarded the David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching from McGill University in 2006. He has been music correspondent for the Women's Television Network, and a cultural commentator for Newswatch (CBC Television, Montreal.) Dr. Straw has been Visiting Professor at the University of Arts (Belgrade), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City), the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and the Central European University (Budapest). His scholarly interests include urban culture and the history of print culture, popular music studies and cinema.

Reception to follow

Free admission

Dr. Will Straw will also deliver his Keynote Lecture "The Paranoid Thriller and the Limits of Expose Politics," at 3:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015 as part of the 17th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium which will be held February 27-28, 2015 in the Language Institute Theatre (LI 215).