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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

The Vast Green Ocean of Canada

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Vast Green Ocean of Canada: Frontier in the National Imagination and the “National Interest”, presented by Professor Claire Campbell. Although we often define energy politics as a form of provincial nationalism – whether maitres chez nous or letting the eastern bastards freeze in the dark – this talk explores a fundamentally Canadian theme at work: the resource frontier. Although the landscapes are different from east to west, they reveal our profound investment in extraction, on the one hand, and alibis – stories of environmental affinity – on the other. And they reveal our desire to ‘sustain’ nineteenth-century principles of nationhood into the twenty-first century.

Part of the Alex Johnston Lecture Series; presented in partnership with the University of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Historical Society, and the Lethbridge Public Library.

Hosted at Lethridge Public Library

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