Killam Laureate in Humanities - David Bentley to give President’s Distinguished Lecture at Western

Time: 2:00pm

Event Details


Wednesday, November 25, 2015
2:00 - 3:00pm
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College





Dr. Bentley's talk "Simile, Metaphor, and the Making and Perception of Canada" will be followed by a post-lecture conversation moderated by Paul Kennedy of CBC Ideas.  A reception in the atrium of Talbot College will follow the lecture.

David Bentley, Carl F. Klinck Professor of Canadian Literature, is a nationally acclaimed teacher from Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the most wide-ranging, exacting, and prolific critic of Canadian poetry today.

Dr. Bentley is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.  In 2004, he received Western’s Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research and, in 2007, the Distinguished University Professor award; in 2009, he was awarded the Ontario Premier’s Discovery Award for his contributions to the field of Canadian literary scholarship. 

His deep commitment to the mutual fostering of teaching and research in Humanities education has influenced generations of students and critics, and contributed to a national conversation about the importance of literature – and Arts and Humanities more broadly – for Canadians. Dr. Bentley is without peer in the range and intensity of his stewardship of Canadian literary studies.

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