Massey Lectures

Blood: The Stuff of LifeFor more than 50 years, the annual Massey Lecture series has brought contemporary thinkers with unique perspectives and experiences to a national and international audience. Notable Massey Lecturers include Margaret Atwood, Doris Lessing, Stephen Lewis, Thomas King and Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2013, the Massey Lectures were given by Lawrence Hill. Blood: The Stuff of Life is a bold meditation on blood as an historical and contemporary marker of identity, belonging, gender, race, class, citizenship, athletic superiority, and nationhood.

Lawrence Hill delivered the five Massey Lectures across Canada in the fall of 2013. The lectures were broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Ideas” in November are are now available for purchase on iTunes. The lectures will be drawn from his new book, Blood: The Stuff of Life, published by House of Anansi Press and available in stores across Canada.