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Dr. Sally L.D. Katary Memorial Lecture

FEBRUARY 28th, 2024 | 5:00PM

Alumni Hall, Old Vic
91 Charles St West Toronto, ON M5S1K5

The NFC and Alumni Affairs & Advancement is pleased to invite the Dr. Sally L.D. Katary Memorial Lecture delivered by Alison Keith.

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The late Dr. Sally L. D Katary taught Ancient Studies and Classics at Thorneloe University for 30 years until her sudden passing on August 6, 2016. A world-renowned Egyptologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Dr. Katary was filmed by National Geographic on the subject of ancient Egypt and was well-known for her courses “Greek Mythology” and “Women in the Ancient World”; her students deeply appreciated her gift for storytelling. 

First established at Thorneloe University in her memory in 2017, The Dr. Sally L. D. Katary Memorial Lecture Series has recently moved to the Northrop Frye Centre at Victoria University. This inaugural lecture at Victoria College features guest speaker Dr. Alison Keith, Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute and University Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto, where she also holds cross-appointments at the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Women and Gender Studies Institute.  

“Servius’ Daughter Sulpicia: Life, Love and Literature in Ancient Rome”
This talk aims to shed light on the historical and literary contexts of Sulpicia, “Servius’ daughter,” known to us only from a cycle of poems, celebrating her amatory trysts and tribulations with a man named Cerinthus, included in the third book of Tibullus’ poetry. 

Alumni Reading Series: A. Light Zachary & Bronwyn Fischer

FEBRUARY 29th, 2024 | 6:00PM

Northrop Frye Centre (VC102)
91 Charles St West Toronto, ON M5S1K5

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Zoom link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/87519642915 (virtual attendees need not register)

The University of Toronto is proud to celebrate its alumni. Join us when our accomplished alumni-authors share their recent publications with the community.

A. Light Zachary is a writer, editor, and artist. Their book, More Sure, is a Stonewall Honor Book of 2024. Light is an autistic, queer human and a Lmabda Fellow. They are also the author of the novella The End, By Anna.

Bronwyn Fischer is a graduate of the University of Guelph's MFA program in Creative Writing. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. She was born in Bahrain. Her debut novel, The Adult, came out in May of 2023.

Faculty Reading Series: Rawi Hage & Claire Battershill

MARCH 7th, 2024 | 6:00PM

Northrop Frye Centre (VC102)
91 Charles St West Toronto, ON M5S1K5

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Zoom link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/89681114657

(Virtual attendees need not register)

In addition to being teachers and scholars, many of Victoria College's faculty are creative writers in their own right. Join us when our distinguished professors share their recent publications with the community.

Rawi Hage is an award-winning novelist, originally form Beirut, who is this year's Shaftesbury Creative Writer is Residence at Victoria College. His most recent work is Stray Dogs, a collection of short stories.

Claire Batterhshill is a fiction writer and literary scholar, and the first holder of the Wendy M. Cecil Professorship at Victoria College.