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A Public Lecture by Professor Gregory Betts, Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at UCD

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Location: Special Collections Room, Luke Wadding Library, WIT Cork Road Campus
Cost: Free

The Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology are delighted to announce a public lecture by Professor Gregory Betts, Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin on Tuesday 26th February at 11am in the Luke Wadding Library. Professor Betts will deliver a lecture titled ‘Decolonizing the Garde: Avant-Garde Canadian Writing and the Indigenous Renaissance’. The lecture will take place in the Special Collections Room (LB30) on the Basement Level of the Library and will last for approximately 45 minutes with an opportunity for questions to follow.

Admission is free of charge and open to all.  Refreshments will be served on the day.


Gregory Betts is the current Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin. While he is a poet, with six books to his name, he is primarily known for his research into the Canadian avant-garde. On that subject, Betts wrote the definitive study called Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations (University of Toronto Press) and recently, just this year, published an essential status-update of contemporary avant-garde writing called Avant Canada: Poets, Prophets, Revolutionaries (co-edited with Christian Bök, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press). He is the former Director of Canadian Studies at Brock University, where he is a Professor of Canadian Literature.

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