Speaker Name(s): Noah Richler
Description: Noah Richler will examine the role of the arts in Canadian society, warn against our philistine tendencies, and show how literature and the arts are a constant fount of new ideas about Canadian identity. Against the background of the MacLennan traditions, Mr. Richler will draw from his experiences in writing, “This is my country; what’s yours? ” to explore the contention that Canada’s "core values" and "founding myths" are being sacrificed to new ideas of nationhood.