News and events

  • 2020 Dobson Case Competition

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  • March 5: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion of Perdita, or The Winter’s Tale

    Poster

    This event is part of Brock University’s Department of History Speakers Series. The panel – featuring Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Associate Professor, Anthony Kinik – will discuss the ins and outs of adapting Shakespeare, this production’s David Bowie soundtrack, and Cold War politics and popular culture.

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  • Feb. 25: CPCF Research Forum

    Another research forum will be held on March 10. Speakers will be announced shortly.

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  • Feb. 4 – Research Forum

    Additional research forums will be held on Feb. 25 and Mar. 10. Speakers will be announced shortly.

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  • Postdoctoral fellow publishes piece in The Walrus

    Anna Peppard, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in Brock’s Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, had a piece recently published in The Walrus about themes of transformation, disguise and duality in superhero stories and how these themes relate to the LGBTQ community.

    Peppard writes:

    “In a film-and-television landscape increasingly saturated with superhero content, the CW network’s Batwoman — which debuted last fall and was renewed for a second season last week — is unique for at least two reasons: the title character, who is a lesbian, is the first openly LGBTQ superhero to headline a live action comic book adaptation; and the show’s star, Ruby Rose, who identifies as lesbian and gender fluid, is the first openly LGBTQ performer to portray a headlining superhero.

    This isn’t a case of “in name only” diversity. The lesbian identity of Batwoman, civilian name Kate Kane, is woven into the show’s narrative premise. The show is adapted from a 2006 comic book reenvisioning of the character, which made her a former star recruit at West Point academy who is forced to abandon her dreams of a military career after an anonymous tip outs her as a lesbian. This compels Kate to find another way to serve, which leads to her becoming Batwoman. In the CW show, Kate is additionally compelled by necessity: Gotham City has descended into near anarchy after the mysterious disappearance of Batman three years earlier. Yet she is more directly compelled by love; she dons the Batsuit for the first time in order to save her military-academy ex-girlfriend, Sophie, from the clutches of a supervillain.”

    Continue reading the full article here.

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  • Opportunity for recent grads: Ontario Internship Program

    Join a supportive, diverse and inclusive community with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) – Ontario Internship Program (OIP).

    The Ontario Internship Program offers a paid one-year internship to recent post-secondary graduates. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain experience, develop skills, and build a network in an organization that has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019).

    Online applications will be accepted from January 6, 2020 until 11:59 a.m. on January 22, 2020. Placements begin in July 2020.

    For more information, visit www.internship.gov.on.ca

    Informational flyers:

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  • Summer 2020: International Internship Opportunity

    There is an exciting international internship opportunity for CPCF students in Czech Republic. Masaryk University is offering a summer internship course worth 0.5 credits in a variety of fields relating to Media/Business Communication.

    Students will gain 200 hours of work experience in a local business in Brno (unpaid) and have the opportunity to travel within the Czech Republic and surrounding countries as well. More information about the opportunity can be found here: https://czs.muni.cz/en/student-from-abroad/summer-schools/social-sciences/communication-internship

    Internal applications are due February 1 and students can apply through Brock International’s online application: https://brocku.ca/international/mobility/summer/requirements/

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  • Nov. 29: CPCFSS Charity Event

    Get crafty for a great cause! Join the Communication, Popular Culture and Film Student Society (CPCFSS) this Friday in Skybar Lounge in Isaac’s for a holiday crafting charity event. All crafts will be donated to kids staying in local hospitals over the holidays and raffle proceeds will go to Crafting for a Cure (CFC).

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  • Tickets available: 19th Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture

    Tickets available here

    Learn more about this event and the Dobson Case Competition here

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  • Nov. 8 + 9: Two Days of Canada Conference

    Register here

    Two Days of Canada Organizing Committee, including (l-r) Elaine Aldridge-Low, Peter Lester, Marian Bredin, and Anthony Kinik. Not shown are Brian de Ruiter and Sarah Matheson. 

    Learn more about this event and download the conference programme here

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