The Richler Library Project

In 2017, a team of scholars and librarians received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for “The Richler Library Project” designed to develop a rich catalogue of approaches for the processing, contextualization, theorization, use, and digital and public presentation of the materials that comprise Mordecai Richler’s personal library.

The Richler Reading Room

In 2013, Concordia University acquired Mordecai Richler’s personal library, related papers, and materials from the Richler estate. The Richler Library (RL) collection consists of over 5500 monographs, many annotated in Richler’s hand, thousands of pages of typescript, periodicals, personal agendas, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, prints and drawings, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, ephemera, personal documents, and realia. The materials are housed in The Richler Reading Rooms, a designated university departmental space, and are available for flexible use, manipulation and creative intervention.

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Mordecai Richler Against the World / Mordecai Richler contre le monde

Mordecai Richler Against the World /  Mordecai Richler contre le monde

The Richler Library Project presents:

Mordecai Richler Against the World / Mordecai Richler contre le monde

A free-to-attend conference

31 October – 1 November, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

McConnell Building Webster Library, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

This bilingual conference aims to take a closer look at these contentious aspects of Richler’s work, whether it is from the standpoint of Québécois or Canadian national literatures or in relation to its polemic nature or possibly even the translation issues that it poses.

Cette conférence bilingue propose de traiter des questions qui entourent ces affiliations qui posent problème dans l’œuvre de Richler, tant du point de vue des corpus nationaux québécois et canadien que du point de vue de ses aspects polémiques ou des enjeux de traduction.