845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4, Canada
In 1981 Gerry graduated from McGill University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts.
75 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Gerry got a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa.
Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia
In 1991 Gerry got a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sydney.
923 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, Canada
Mayor Naheed Nenshi took time out of this busy schedule for the St. Mary's University. Joining the mayor is St. Mary's president and vice-chancellor Dr. Gerry Turcotte.
Dr. Gerry Turcotte, the speaker thanked by Alan Tennat
Photo of Gerry Turcotte
Photo of Gerry Turcotte
Photo of Gerry Turcotte
(Focussing on a young boy with an English mother and a Fre...)
Focussing on a young boy with an English mother and a French father, neither of whom speaks the other's language, Flying in Silence is a rite-of-passage novel from the point of view of someone caught between linguistic worlds. A young boy's childhood and adolescence are remembered from the distance of Australia but lived through the streets and stories of Montreal. For the young narrator, it is a world of quiet violence and peculiar confusions. At the dinner table, a strange mixture of French and English or Franglais would be spoken.
(Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcoloni...)
Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts to define a Canadian postcolonial gothic mode. Many of these texts wrestle with Canada’s colonial past and with the voices and histories that were repressed in the push for national consolidation but emerge now as uncanny reminders of that contentious history. The haunting effect can be unsettling and enabling at the same time. In recent years, many Canadian authors have turned to the gothic to challenge dominant literary, political, and social narratives. In Canadian literature, the "postcolonial gothic" has been put to multiple uses, above all to figure experiences of ambivalence that have emerged from a colonial context and persisted into the present. As these essays demonstrate, formulations of a Canadian postcolonial gothic differ radically from one another, depending on the social and cultural positioning of who is posting it.
(Provocative and inspiring, Small Things invites and chall...)
Provocative and inspiring, Small Things invites and challenges us to consider the work of God in all things. Witty, insightful, and elegantly written, Small Things is a collection of short essays on finding faith and hope in the minutiae of life From weather to motherhood, saints to feast days, Turcotte's reflections challenge us to be attentive to the hand of God active and present in our lives Accessibly written and thoroughly engaging, Small Things will appeal to readers everywhere and be a source of conversation among friends and book clubs alike.
In 1981 Gerry graduated from McGill University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts. In 1985 he got a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa and in 1991 a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sydney.
Gerry Turcotte is President of St Mary's University, Calgary. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada (ACCUC) and the immediate past Chair of the Independent Academic Institutions (IAI) of Alberta.
He served as a Secretary of the Council of Presidents of Post-Secondary Institutions of Alberta (COPPOA), President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, twice President of the Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ), and Former Secretary of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS).
He was also the Founding Director of the Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies at the University of Wollongong.
Turcotte is a regular columnist for The Catholic Register.
He is the author and editor of 17 books including the novel Flying in Silence which was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year in 2001 and Border Crossings: Words & Images both published by Brandl & Schlesinger.
Turcotte's most recent publications include "The History of the Novel in English since 1950: Australia, Canada, New Zealand & the South Pacific," "Small Things: Essays on Faith and Hope (Novalis)," "Peripheral Fear: Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian & Australian Fiction," and "Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature & the Postcolonial Gothic."
(Focussing on a young boy with an English mother and a Fre...)2001
(Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcoloni...)2010
(Provocative and inspiring, Small Things invites and chall...)2016
Gerry is married to Kellinde Wrightson. The couple has a son, Gérard, and a daughter.