MRU Library

Banned Book Reader Series – February 26 – March 2

The Mount Royal University Library is pleased to present the Banned Book Reader Series as part of Freedom to Read Week.

Join fellow students, faculty, and staff as they read passages aloud from challenged and banned books to demonstrate our commitment to intellectual freedom.

Readings and other activities will take place from 12pm – 1pm daily between February 26 and March 2, 2018, in the Ideas Visualization Lounge.

If you are interested in being a reader, please email

In addition to the noon-hour series, you can also visit the MRU Library or MRU Bookstore during Freedom to Read Week to guess the banned book and enter to win a great prize!

There Be Dragons: Medieval Ecology and Empire Off the Map – February 26, 2018

Dr. Robert Rouse from the University of British Columbia is our speaker for Monday, February 26,  at 4:30 pm in the Ideas Visualization Lounge. He will be presenting his talk, There Be Dragons: Medieval Ecology and Empire Off the Map”

Dr. Rouse’s research is primarily concerned with medieval romance (both Arthurian and non-Arthurian), writing on issues of historiography (in particular post-conquest perceptions of the Anglo-Saxon Past), English national identity, saracens and other medieval others, the law, the medieval erotic, the medieval geographical imagination, and ecocritical approaches to premodern texts. He has published three books and numerous articles on medieval literature and culture, and is currently completing a book on the Medieval Geographical Imagination.

This talk is sponsored by the Medieval Miscere Colloquium Series.

All are welcome to attend.