Amy Lavender Harris

Amy Lavender Harris teaches in the Department of Geography at York University, where her work focuses on urban identity and the cultural significance of place. She is the author of Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the Award of Merit, the highest honour given to a book at the 2011 Heritage Toronto Award.

Seminars and Slides

Listed below are lecture slides, handouts and links associated with each week of the 2010-2011 Space, Place & Scale (GEOG 3300) course. Lecture slides will be posted before class each week.

Week Date Materials
1 8 Sept 2011 Handout: GEOG 3300 syllabus 2011-2012
Slides: No slides
Link: About Werner Herzog’s Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Link: Footage of 11 September 2011; footage of south tower collapsing
Link: Mark Strand’s poem, “The Next Time”
2 15 Sept 2011 Slides: GEOG 3300 Week 2 Theories of Space Place lecture slides 2011-2012
Handout: GEOG 3300 Reading Response Protocols
3 22 Sept 2011 Slides: GEOG 3300 Week 3 Phenomenologies of Place lecture slides 2011-2012
Handout: Research Essay Guidelines 
4 29 Sept 2011 Slides:
5 6 Oct 2011 Slides:
6 13 Oct 2011 Reading Week: no class; no readings
7 20 Oct 2011 Slides: GEOG 3300 Week 7 Embodied Places lecture slides 2011 2012
8 27 Oct 2011 Slides: Midterm exam: no slides
9 3 Nov 2011 Slides: GEOG 3300 Week 9 lecture slides 2011-2012 Wild Places
10 10 Nov 2011 Slides: Individual consultation week: no slides.
11 17 Nov 2011 Slides: GEOG 3300 Week 11 Landscapes of Fear Moral Geographies lecture slides 2011-2012
12 24 Nov 2011 Slides:
13 1 Dec 2011 Slides:
  6 Dec 2011 Final essay due