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CBC Massey Lecture - Tomson Highway - Laughing With the Trickster

Location: D.F. Cook Recital Hall

Fri, 09 Sep 2022 19:00:11 NDT - Fri, 09 Sep 2022 21:00:26 NDT

CBC Massey Lecture - Tomson Highway - Laughing with the Trickster: On Sex, Death and Accordions.

After a two-year hiatus, the CBC Massey Lectures are back on the road touring across Canada.

This year, Cree author and playwright Tomson Highway brings his signature irreverence to his 2022 Massey Lectures, Laughing With the Trickster: On Sex, Death, and Accordions, published by House of Anansi. He explores five themes central to the human condition: language, creation, sex and gender, humour, and death.

Throughout his lectures, Highway offers generous personal anecdotes, including ones of his beloved accordion-playing father, and plentiful Trickster stories. He reveals how Christian, Classical and Cree mythologies have given form and substance to Western thought, life, and culture - and points to how Indigenous mythologies provide unique solutions to our modern problems.