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Welcome to the website for Endnote, a literary affairs podcast produced by the Hart House Literary and Library Committee at the University of Toronto!

Dec 3, 2021

Alex speaks with Professors Simon Stern (UofT Law/English) and Adam Hammond (UofT English) about the detective fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle as it relates to their ongoing project, “The Birth of the Modern Detective Story, 1890–1920.” Key topics of discussion include the rise of the modern “inferential...

Nov 19, 2021

Alex speaks with Professor Daniel Wright of UofT English about two key popular romances, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her?, in the context of his book, Bad Logic: Reasoning About Desire in the Victorian Novel (2018). Key topics of discussion include the relationship between...

Nov 5, 2021

Farah Ghafoor, winner of the Hart House Literary Contest in the poetry category, speaks about her prize-winning poem, “Self Portrait with Polar Bears,” and her poetry on climate change.

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Oct 22, 2021

Vikram Nijhawan, L&L’s writer’s co-op coordinator, discusses metafictionality and the inextricable relation between fact and fantasy in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Dream Country; then, Alexander Lynch, L&L’s podcast coordinator, examines representations of gender and of empire in James Joyce’s...

Oct 8, 2021

Ryanne Kap, a UofT alumna, speaks with Sabryna on the art of personal poetry.

You can find the book list and transcript for this episode at