Old fashioned grammar has a bad reputation in some circles, but it is cherished in others. Russell Smith reports that he regularly receives more and more impassioned responses to columns he writes about grammar than he does to any other subject, many of them highly controversial in more obvious ways.
Join us on Monday, February 26th as Russell Smith, Mark Migotti, and Nicole Wyatt initiate a discussion on the nature and importance of learning grammar.
Russell Smith is one of Canada’s funniest and nastiest writers. His previous novels, including How Insensitive and Girl Crazy, are records of urban frenzy and exciting underworlds. He writes a provocative weekly column on the arts in the national Globe & Mail, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Guelph. His latest collection of short stories, Confidence (Biblioasis 2015), was nominated for both the 2015 Giller Prize and the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
Nicole Wyatt is an Associate Professor and the current Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Calgary. She will be the moderator for the evening with Russell Smith.
Mark Migotti is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Calgary.