The Edmund Kemper Broadus Lectures

The annual Edmund Kemper Broadus lectures are a series of scholarly discourses sponsored and hosted by the Department of English & Film Studies and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, and named after the legendary first Head of English at the U of A., a Virginian by birth, lured from Harvard to central Alberta by President Henry Marshall Tory in 1908 to found and run one of the University's four original departments, which he did with distinction until 1936, the year of his death.

In 1971-72, Professor Chris Drummond delivered a series of lectures that, the following year, officially gave rise to an annual departmental lecture series known as the Edmund Kemper Broadus lectures.

2022 Broadus Event 

Mark your calendars! On November 3, 2022, we will celebrate half a century of Broadus lectures with an event that will bring together many former Broadus lecturers in a panel of speakers. The presentations will be followed by a question/discussion period. The event will take place in person in the City Room of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, but it will be a hybrid event, with some speakers and audience in place at the University and others participating through a video conferencing platform. The event will be open to both in-person and virtual audiences. A reception will follow.

Thursday, November 3, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
City Room of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College/Online
Reception to follow

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