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The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an annual gathering of scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners to exchange ideas and nurture groundbreaking research. This year’s Congress is being held at Concordia University in Montreal, with “connected understanding” as its overriding theme.

Alessandra Capperdoni is a professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on the relationships between literature, modernity, gender, and theories of spatiality. Her May 29th lecture on “Space, Culture and the Ecocritical Imagination” explored the complex relation to space that can be observed in post-colonial speaking and writing, with the life and work of assassinated Nigerian leader Ken Saro-Wiwa as an example.

This lecture was recorded by Sven Carlsson.

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