Articles by author: Brock University

  • Italian-Canadian diaspora speaker series presents Mary di Michele

    The Italian-Canadian poet Mary di Michele read and discussed “Life Sentences,” an autobiographical poem.

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  • French student Alex Finlayson wins prestigious national award

    Alex Finlayson, a third year Brock student in French Studies and Concurrent Education, was recently awarded the very prestigious 2016-17 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language.

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  • Experiential MLLC course aims to inspire social consciousness

    Cassey French is passionate about social advocacy.

    The recent Hispanic and Latin American Studies graduate is turning her desire to help others into both summer employment and a full-time career…. [Read the full story in the Brock News]

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  • New course for fall term 2017 — Moors, New Christians and Renegades

    Fall term 2017

    *MARS 3Q92
    Moors, New Christians, and Renegades

    Contesting identity categories resulting from exchanges and interactions of Christians and Muslims in the early modern Mediterranean world, through the study of historical and fictional primary sources.
    (also offered as SPAN 3Q92 and HIST 3Q92)

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  • Professor Nigel Lezama is co-organizer of Nouveau Reach: Past, Present and Future of Luxury conference

    Professor Nigel Lezama and History Professor Jessica Clark are co-organizers of the Nouveau Reach: Past, Present and Future of Luxury conference being held this week at Ryerson University. Read more about the conference in The Brock News.

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  • German student creates Spanish conversation club

    Read the full story in the Brock News.

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  • Brock radio series airing in Austria to highlight Canadian Culture

    A Brock Radio-produced series is hitting the airwaves overseas and receiving rave reviews for its efforts to highlight Canada’s rich culture.

    Catherine Parayre, Associate Professor in Studies in Arts and Culture as well as Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has partnered with the University of Innsbruck and the Canadian Embassy in Austria to create “Kanada: Nouvelles littéraires and more.”

    Read the full story in the Brock News

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  • Issue 12.2 (2015) of Voix plurielles now online

    The December issue of Voix plurielles has just been published:

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    For a total of 393 pages, it includes:

    • 4 dossiers – “Hommage à Alexandre Amprimoz” (Ed. S. Viselli) ; “Des animaux dans la littérature” (Ed. N. Lezama, J. Papillon, R. Penate) ; “Francophonie post-soviétique” (Ed. I. Toma) ; “La transgression” (Ed. M-N. Cocton, H. Favreau, S. Roch-Veiras)
    • 2 varia
    • 1interview with author Dany Laferrière
    • 1piece of fiction (Mona Mikael)
    • 18 book reviews (mostly Franco-Canadian fiction and criticism)

    Bonne lecture !

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  • Art-iculating the Aesthetic immanent  interdisciplinarity, critical comparativity, polemic praxis

    Saturday, March 15, 2014
    9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Alphies Trough

    Brock University’s Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts MA program presents a graduate student symposium on the art of aesthetic interpretation. The presentations will draw together a variety of theoretical modalities in a generative dialogue with a multitude of artistic mediums: poststructuralism and cultural production, postcolonialism and literature, posthumanism and cinema, psyhcoanalysis and theraputic art, memory studies and photography, and more.

    With special guest speaker: Janelle Blankenship
    A professor at the Theory and Criticism program at Western University, researching the intersections of: literary/critical theory, media histories, phenomenology, theories of temporality, nature and utopia.

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  • Em/bodying Human Rights in Testimony — Studies in Comparative Literatures and the Arts Colloquium 2014

    Thursday, 20 February, 2014
    United Nations designated World Day of Social Justice


    • David Fancy, Interim Director MA in Studies in Comparative Literatures & Arts (podcast)
    • Douglas Kneale, Dean, Faculty of Humanities (podcast)

    Introduction, Em/bodying Human Rights in Testimony; Cristina Santos

    Writing After Political Violence and Trauma (podcast)
    Nora S. Strejilevich is an Argentinean writer whose literary production is a means to “work through” the legacy of State Terrorism on the basis of her own experience as a survivor and exile. After her liberation from the concentration camp “Athletic Club” (1977) she was granted political asylum in Canada, where she completed a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature at the University of British Columbia. Between 1991 and 2006, she taught Latin American literature at several universities in North America, focusing on Human Rights and Literature.
    She has published prose, poems and essays. Her most recent book is El arte de no olvidar: literatura testimonial en Chile, Argentina y Uruguay entre los 80 y los 90 [The art of not forgetting: testimonial literature in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay between the ’80s and ’90s] (2006). Una sola muerte numerosa (1997, 2006) has given Strejilevich international recognition. This testimonial novel was awarded the Letras de Oro National Award (US, 1996). It was translated into English (A Single Numberless Death, 2002) and was adapted to theatre (US 2002). In Italy, Strejilevich’s story inspired the movie Nora (2005). This text has been incorporated into the curriculum of graduate studies in universities in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Austria and France.
    Currently she is devoting herself to creative writing and research. Her most recent project is the study of women’s resistance to totalitarian regimes through art.
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    Affecting Testimony (podcast)
    Jonathan A. Allan (Gender & Women’s Studies and Dept. of English, Brandon University)

    Testimony as Reflective Transformation (podcast)
    Sharon Abbey (Dept. of Teacher Education, Brock University)

    The Aestheticization of Testimony: Alfredo Jaar, Isabel Allende, and the 1973 Chilean Coup D’etat (podcast)
    Steven Rita Procter (Dept. of English, York University)

    Voices in the Wind: Latina Testimonies from the Prairie (podcast)
    Patricia Harms (Dept. of History and Gender & Women’s Studies, Brandon University)

    The Challenge of Testimony: The Argentinean Case (podcast)
    Hugo De Marinis (Dept. of Languages & Literatures, Wilfrid Laurier University) and Adriana Spahr (Dept. of Humanities, MacEwan University)

    Invitational Roundtable
    Tracy Crowe Morey, moderator
    • Presenters: Claire Masswohl, CEO of Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre (podcast); Deyanira Benavides, Community Legal Worker, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (podcast)

    Categories: Colloquia