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Un-settling Upper Canada: Real & Fictional Colonies in the 1820s

Feb. 28, 2024 2:00p.m.

The Victoria Women's Association and the Friends of Victoria University Library Present: Un-settling Upper Canada: Real and Fictional Colonies in the 1820s

Where: Alumni Hall

About this Event: In a collaborative meeting with the Friends of Victoria University Library, "Un-settling Upper Canada: Real and Fictional Colonies in the 1820s" featuring Angela Esterhammer, principal of Victoria College, delves into the experiences of Scottish emigrants who made their journey 200 years ago between actual and imaginary colonies spanning from South America to southwestern Ontario. This presentation will scrutinize unsettling narratives of settlement, revealing how fiction, poetry, accident and delusion blended in early-nineteenth-century Canadian history.

About the Speaker: Professor Angela Esterhammer, principal of Victoria College, oversees all academic aspects of Victoria College, including academic programs, faculty, Fellows, and Victoria College Council. She is the author or editor of 15 books and over 80 articles in the field of British, German and European Romanticism and 19th-century culture, focusing primarily on performativity and performance. Her current research concerns experimental uses of textual, visual, and performative media during the 1820s and investigates the era's preoccupation with personal identity, celebrity, anonymity and pseudonymity. 

About the VWA Membership

Every fall, the Victoria Women's Association sends members and donors the membership/donation form, the new programme and the newsletter. The annual membership fee is $20 which may be paid at meetings by cash or by cheque, payable to the VWA. A cheque may also be mailed to the VWA mailing address below. If you wish to receive a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The VWA Executive keeps in touch with members and reminds them of upcoming meetings if a member so wishes. If informed, the Corresponding Secretary also sends cards to members for diverse reasons.

VWA Contact Information

Mailing Address: VWA, c/o Victoria Alumni Office, 150 Charles St. W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5S 1K9