Episode 3: Fred Wah Interviews David Garneau at Wisdom Council

Episode 3: Fred Wah Interviews David Garneau at Wisdom Council Show notes: This interview of David Garneau by Fred Wah was recorded during a TIA House symposium called Wisdom Council in September 2019. Wisdom Council recognized the imperfect knowledge transmission methods of the colonial system, and particularly the ways it has tended to fragment non-Western knowledges and privilege the textual … [Read more…]

kHarLaMoV’s aNkLe, a utopian fantasy: robert majzels reads at TIA House

On kHarLaMoV’s aNkLe, a utopian fantasy we were kHarLaMoV’s aNkLe we served the occasional need. for violence because protest is tolerated so long as it does not disturb the daily commute hang on while i make another buck mean. while mornings the hackademics retweet a friend’s progressive cAt. video hit the treadmill for a five mile jog then off to … [Read more…]

Michelle Sylliboy launches Kiskajeyi – I AM READY at TIA House

  Michelle Sylliboy, a L’nuk (Mi’kmaq) artist/author, was raised on unceded territory in We’koqmaq Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She gathers much of her inspiration from personal tales, the environment, and her L’nuk culture. PhD Candidate, Michelle is working on her Philosophy of Education Doctorate Degree fieldwork where she will combine her artistic background and education by creating a L’nuk Komqwejwi’kasikl … [Read more…]

Wisdom Council: Symposium Sept. 27-29

Please join us for our public events, which will take place September 27th, 6:00pm and September 28th, 9:00am – 6:00pm at TIA House (SS1059)! Speaker Biographies Smaro Kamboureli is Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include CanLit as a disciplinary formation and diaspora and Indigenous studies.   Aruna Srivastava has spent many … [Read more…]

Doyali Islam Reads at TIA House, September 13th, 12pm-1pm

Join us at TIA House on September 13th for a reading by poet Doyali Islam! Doyali Islam’s second poetry book is heft (McClelland & Stewart, 2019), which the poet considers to be a “ledger of tenderness, survival, and risk.” Poems from this collection have been published in Kenyon Review Online, The Fiddlehead, fillingStation, and Best Canadian Poetry, and have won … [Read more…]

Wisdom Council, September 27-29, 2019

This TIA House symposium recognizes the imperfect knowledge transmission methods of the colonial system, and particularly the ways it has tended to fragment non-Western knowledges and privilege the textual over the oral. Using a combination of traditional and contemporary practices, this symposium seeks to at least scratch the surface of this problem. A small council of senior practitioners will be … [Read more…]

An Afternoon with Arielle Twist: March 13, 2019

UPDATE: Arielle Twist was unable to make it for her scheduled talk, due to flight cancellations. We thought we might be able to reschedule for this afternoon (March 14th), but we’ve not been able to make it work. Sorry to disappoint! But you can still catch Arielle tonight at Shelf Life Books, 7pm. See you there! Please join us at … [Read more…]

Dina Al-Kassim & Erin Soros: October 15th & 16th

Two exciting talks coming up at TIA House! Dina Al-Kassim, Monday, October 15, 1-3pm  Baring It All? The Limits of Naked Protest The sovereign’s obscenity knows no bounds, but what understanding might we glean from his mirror image in postfeminist performance and resistance? Departing from Proudhon’s anti-feminist treatise on the dangers of expanded suffrage and representative democracy when granted to women, the … [Read more…]