Emma DonoghueBest-selling author Emma Donoghue will discuss her craft in a free public presentation Thursday, Nov. 12.

Week of events to celebrate humanities

The Humanities Research Group will host a series of online events exploring society and culture Nov. 9 to 17.

Humanities Week will open Monday at 4 p.m. with a roundtable discussion featuring scholars from across disciplines on research careers inside and outside academia. All UWindsor students are welcome; register in advance to receive the link to the webinar.

Author Emma Donoghue will make two appearances: leading a seminar for Outstanding Scholars and students of English and history on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and delivering a public address exploring her craft on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Dr. Donoghue has written literary history and for stage, screen, and radio, but is best known for her fiction. Her 2020 novel The Pull of the Stars was inspired by the centenary of the Great Flu of 1918 and is set in a Dublin hospital where a nurse midwife, a doctor, and a volunteer helper fight to save patients. International bestseller Room was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation of it was nominated for four Academy Awards.

An Evening with Emma Donoghue will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission is free; register in advance to receive the Zoom link to the event.

Finalists in the “Why Humanities?” contest will make the case for why the humanities matter in times of crisis at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. An overall winner will receive a $3,000 tuition credit. Register in advance for this free public event.

A screening and discussion of the film The North Was Our Canaan is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Directed by Anushray Singh (MFA 2020) and produced by Irene Moore Davis of the Essex County Black Historical Society and Heidi Jacobs of the Leddy Library, the film explores the role of Sandwich as a terminus of the Underground Railroad for freedom seekers fleeing slavery in the United States. Register in advance for this free public event.

Learn more on the Humanities Research Group website.