The “Problematics of Culture and Theory” Seminar, held by the School of English at Aristotle University, will be hosting an online talk by Dr Douglas Burnet Smith (Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada) on Wednesday, May 11th, at 5:30pm. The title of the talk is:
Changing Lanes: For and Against Cultural Appropriation in Contemporary Writing
Short Abstract: The talk will draw on Dr D. B. Smith’s published poetry and will address the recent challenges for writers and readers in the face of cultural diversity and authenticity.
The talk will take place via the Zoom platform. The relevant link will be sent by email on the eve of the talk to all those who submit the registration form.
Problematics Seminar Coordinators:
GUEST SPEAKER BIO
Douglas Burnet Smith is the author of 17 books of poetry in English. The recipient of numerous awards for his work, Smith teaches Modern Poetry and Creative Writing at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. His work has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for poetry, and has won The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. A selection of his poems was a finalist in the 2016 National Magazine Awards, and appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2016.
D. B. Smith has served as Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada, and as President of the League of Canadian Poets. He was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013, and has served as Writer in Residence at a number of universities, colleges, and private and public high schools across Canada and in the U.S. D. B. Smith is Writer in Residence this semester at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he will lead Creative Writing workshops and deliver lectures.