Lecture by Dr. Daniel Chartier: “What is the Imagined North?”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Daniel Chartier for his lecture, “What is the Imagined North?”

Daniel Chartier is a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and director of the International Laboratory for Research on Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic. His lecture will focus on the many images, ideas, and discourses that have created the Imagined North, specifically ranging from the “North” of Scandinavia, Greenland, Russia, to the “Far North” or the poles. Through this lecture, Dr. Chartier will address questions of Northern imagery and the ethics surrounding them. He will define what the Imagined North is, and then propose a new inclusive way of “recomplexify-ing” the cultural Arctic.

This lecture will take place on March 6th from noon to 1:30pm in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union at the University of Maine. Lunch will be provided. This event is free, open to the public, and hosted by the Canadian-American Center. We hope to see you there!