Robert McGill

Robert McGill

Robert McGill is the author of two novels, The Mysteries and Once We Had a Country, and two nonfiction books, The Treacherous Imagination and War Is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature. He is associate professor of English at the University of Toronto.

The University of Toronto Creative Writing MA Program: Celebrating Fifteen Years

Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

As the University of Toronto Creative Writing MA program reaches its fifteenth year, Daniel Scott Tysdal leads a discussion with faculty members George Elliott Clarke, Richard Greene, Robert McGill, and Rosemary Sullivan about the program’s beginnings, present, and future, while former students Melissa Kuipers and Phoebe Wang and their mentors in the program, Katherine Govier […]

Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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Fiction as Research

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s recently inaugurated category of “research-creation”—a category that includes the writing of fiction—recognizes what many writers have long understood: that writing imaginative literature not only often involves considerable research but also often itself constitutes a valuable form of intellectual investigation. In this session, three writers will address the relationship between […]

Craft of Writing / L’art de l’écriture
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