Events

2018.

hkad_homelOn 26th April 2018 Canadian writer David Homel gave a talk entitled “How to Write a Canadian Best-Seller”.
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In May 2018 a Canadian studies seminar took place in Zagreb and Osijek. “Page, Stage, Screen, Voice: A Canadian Studies Seminar” where six prominent Canadian speakers discuss subjects concerning: theatrical nationhood as a mechanism for creating a sense of appropriative indigeneity in settler Canadians; education as colonization in Indigenous memoirs from residential schools; the Indigenous comic as a means of disruption of settler colonial discourses and restorying the past and unsettling the present; National Film Board of Canada’s short films that take up questions of auto/biographical representation in the digital era; the possibility of poetry being deployed as theatre that seeks to obliterate the linearity of narrative and efface viewpoints; and the juxtaposition of the recorded intimate oral history of the early 1960s TISH poetry community which emphasizes the role of women vs. the public history of the single-authored, print-based narratives.


Guest Speakers were:
Andrew Burke (University of Winnipeg),
Alan D. Filewod (University of Guelph),
Erín Moure,
Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg),
Karis Shearer (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), and
Linda Warley (University of Waterloo).


*The Croatian-Canadian Association for Canadian Studies would like to thank the Canadian Embassy in Croatia for their support in the organization of this seminar.
khad ErinOn May 11th 2018 Canadian poet and translator Erín Moure gave a poetry reading / performance from her book Kapusta.
HKAD Daniel MaksymiukIn March 2018, Ambassador of Canada NJ. E. Daniel Maksymiuk visited the University of Zagreb.

Kapusta Malenka Docka dollKapusta_coverWe are inviting you to the poetry reading on Friday May 11th at 7 p.m. at Booksa (14 D Marticeva street) where Canadina poet Erín Moure will give a performance reading of her poetry.

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Invitation to the
“PAGE, STAGE, SCREEN, VOICE: A CANADIAN STUDIES SEMINAR”

You are cordially invited to attend the “Page, Stage, Screen, Voice: A Canadian Studies Seminar” where six prominent Canadian speakers discuss subjects concerning: theatrical nationhood as a mechanism for creating a sense of appropriative indigeneity in settler Canadians; education as colonization in Indigenous memoirs from residential schools; the Indigenous comic as a means of disruption of settler colonial discourses and restorying the past and unsettling the present; National Film Board of Canada’s short films that take up questions of auto/biographical representation in the digital era; the possibility of poetry being deployed as theatre that seeks to obliterate the linearity of narrative and efface viewpoints; and the juxtaposition of the recorded intimate oral history of the early 1960s TISH poetry community which emphasizes the role of women vs. the public history of the single-authored, print-based narratives.

The Seminar Will Take Place in:

Zagreb, on 12th May 2018, Saturday, 9.15 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Location: University of Zagreb, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, 10 000 Zagreb

and

Osijek, 14th May 2018, Monday, 8.00 a.m. – 14.00 p.m.
Location: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lorenza Jägera 9, 31 000 Osijek

with Guest Speakers:
Andrew Burke (University of Winnipeg),
Alan D. Filewod (University of Guelph),
Erín Moure,
Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg),
Karis Shearer (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), and
Linda Warley (University of Waterloo).

The Croatian-Canadian Association for Canadian Studies would like to thank the Canadian Embassy in Croatia for their support in the organization of this seminar.

PROGRAM Page, Stage, Screen, Voice – A Canadian Studies Seminar (pdf)

INVITATION Page, Stage, Screen, Voice – A Canadian Studies Seminar (pdf)

2017.

UPCOMING CANADIAN EVENTS in Croatia:
DATE TIME PLACE WHO?
Mar 6 19:00 Tuškanac Cinema, Tuškanac 1 Screening of the Canadian documentary film «Every Living Thing» (Film in English with French and Croatian subtitles; Lloyd Salomone, Film Producer will be present)
Mar 17 19:00 Médiathèque française, Trg Petra Preradovića 5 Opening of the exhibition by Jo Ann Lanneville, Québec artist (Jo Ann Lanneville will speak in French). The exhibition will be opened until March 24th.
Mar 24 19:00 Médiathèque française, Trg Petra Preradovića 5 Lecture by Prof. Evaine Le Calvé-Ivičević, (Université de Zagreb),« Québec : gardien de sa tradition, tourné vers la diversité» (Prof. Le Calvé-Ivičević will give powerpoint presentation in French)
Tomson Highway HKADOn 28th April 2017 Canadian artist, a member of the First Nations Cree, Tomson Highway, gave a talk titled “On Cree World Views and Storytelling”, in the city library Bogdana Ogrizovića, Zagreb, Croatia.

The following abbreviated biography is taken from Tmson Highway’s official website: https://www.tomsonhighway.com/

Tomson Highway was born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters. He had the great privilege of growing up in two languages, neither of which was French or English; they were Cree, his mother tongue, and Dene, the language of the neighbouring “nation,” a people with whom they roamed and hunted.

Today, he enjoys an international career as playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter. His best known works are the plays, “The Rez Sisters,” “Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing,” “Rose,” “Ernestine Shuswap Gets her Trout,” and the best-selling novel, “Kiss of the Fur Queen.” For many years, he ran Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts (based in Toronto), out of which has emerged an entire generation of professional Native playwrights, actors and, more indirectly, the many other Native theatre companies that now dot the country.

Among the many awards he has won are the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play and Best Production (three wins, five nominations), the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama (two nominations), the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award (two wins), the Toronto Arts Award (for outstanding contributions made over the years to the City of Toronto cultural industries, as winner, not as nominee), the Wang Harbourfront International Festival of Authors Award, the Silver Ticket Award (from the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, for outstanding contributions made over the years to the Toronto theatre industry), the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (2001), the Order of Canada (1994), and others.

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2016.

UPCOMING CANADIAN EVENTS:
DATE TIME PLACE WHO
Nov 13 16:00 – 17:30 Tuskanac cinema „Its only the end of the world“ by Xavier Dolan, Canadian film during the Zagreb Film Festival
21:30 – 23:00 Europa cinema „The Old Stone“ by Johnny Ma, Canadian film during the Zagreb Film Festival
Nov 17 8:00 – 18:00 European House „This is how we do it“ Seminar organized by MEDIA Office with 3 Canadian representatives from the Film Industry
Nov 18 9:00 – 16:00 European House (tbc) BtoB event; 2 Canadian film production companies representatives Lindsay Peters (Frontieres Co-Production Market) and Jelena Popovic (NFB Animation Studio)
Nov 19 20:00 – 21:30 Europa cinema „Crash“ by D. Cronenberg, Canadian film, Closing of the Zagreb Film Festival; Canadian actress Deborah Kara Ungar

mark_anthony_jarmanDrage članice i članovi,

S veseljem Vas pozivam ove srijede u Booksu, Martićeva 14d, na tribinu “Od Riječi do riječi” na kojoj će gostovati kanadski pisac Mark Anthony Jarman. Tribina počinje u 19 sati.

Više o tribini i Jarmanu možete pročitati u samoj najavi, link prilažem niže.

Srdačan pozdrav i veselim se vidjeti vas,
Vanja Polić

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Veleposlanik Kanade NJ. E. Daniel Maksymiuk posjetio Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Više informacija na www.unizg.hr

21st November 2016, two lectures on Canadian Literature were held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.

Prof. Martin Löschnigg from the University of Graz, Austria, held a lecture “Intertextuality in Recent Poetry on World War I: Remembering 1914-18”. The lecture was organized for the students of the Faculty as well as for the members and friends of CCAS. Prof. Löschnigg spoke of the presence of the Great War poetry in the 21st-century anglophone poetry, and especially about the collections published on the centennial of the First World War in 2014.

Prof. Maria Löschnigg from the University of Graz, Austria, held a lecture “Rewriting the British Canon: Djanet Sears’s Harlem Duet and Shakespeare’s Othello.” Where she spoke of the reinscriptions of Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, in particular of Harlem Duet, and award-winning play by a Canadian playwright, actor and director Djanet Sears. The play’s plot is conceived as a prequel to Shakespeare’s Othello and is concerned about the racial issues in contemporary Canada and the US.

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Mark Anthony Jarman

17th November 2016, Mark Anthony Jarman is the guest writer at a literary evening “From Word to Word” in Booksa, Zagreb.

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15 – 16 March 2016. The CCAS participated in the humanitarian fair organized by a Grammar High School in Zagreb. The school organizes a project of Entrepreneurial Competitiveness in the Labour Market for Secondary Grammar School Students, entitled “A Drop of Goodness”. Each year the students at the school undertake the project of humanitarian cause, to help out their financially challenged fellow students, as well as to collect funds for awards for the students who excel in competitions. In order to do so they organize a World Fair and Canada was one of the countries featured at the fair. CCAS contributed through Canadian souvenirs and a money donation.

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Laura Moss

In October 2014 Laura Moss, from the University of British Columbia, gave a talk on the novel Green Grass, Running Water written by famous Canadian Native author and thinker Thomas King. The talk included the history of colonization of the territory that today belongs to Canada, the concept of “Indian” as construct that subsumes the different Native peoples under one group, the postcolonial reading of the novel and the insight into contemporary Native culture it offers.

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Lucie Joubert: Beyond the Baby Carriage (original title: L’envers du landau, Triptyque, 2010)

Canadian author Lucie Joubert has been a professor for 20 years, and the main area of her research is female humour in literature. Along with the essay L’envers du landau, she is also the author of two published titles, Le Carquois de velours: l’au féminin ironie dans la littérature québécoise dedicated to women’s irony in Quebec literature, and L’Humour du sexe: le rire des filles, in which she writes on the topic of women’s humor.

After a successful Canadian promotion and winning the Prix du livre d’Ottawa prize, L’envers du essay landau was translated into Croatian, owing to the efforts of our member Evain Le Calve Ivičević. On November 4, 2014 in front of a large audience Lucie Joubert presented her book “Beyond the Baby Carriage: A View from a Different Angle to Motherhood and the Fascination Surrounding it” (translated by Leni Bastaić, ArTresor Press, 2014) at the Bogdan Ogrizović Library in Zagreb. Together with the author, Andrea Feldman and Zeljka Jelavic spoke about the book, with a word of welcome by the Ambassador of Canada, Mrs. Louise LaRocque.

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Dr. Jason Blake’s talk and a film night

Dr. Jason Blake, Torontonian by birth, currently an assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana, gave a short lecture/presentation about the sporting cultures within Canada with a particular emphasis on arguably the most popular sport in Canadahockey. Jason described the importance of hockey in Canadian culture and its impact on the Canadian identity. Maurice Richard, a Canadian hockey icon, was also mentioned as an introduction to the movie bearing his name, which we watched after the lecture. In 2010 Jason published a book Canadian Hockey Literature (University of Toronto Press).

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Mark Anthony Jarman in Zagreb

In June 2014 award-winning Canadian short story writer and poet Mark Anthony Jarman visited Zagreb and gave a talk and a reading in literary club Booksa. Croatian-Canadian Academic Association members gave their whole-hearted support from the audience.

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Christmas reception 2014

Hrvoje Puh gave a presentation on the Thinking Canada 2013 study tour, which he was part of. The presentation included the basic facts about the tour: the programme, participants, the six cities and the institutions visited. Hrvoje also talked about the internship he did as part of the programme, and concluded with his personal experience and overall impressions of Canada.

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