News and events

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

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    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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  • 2019 Dobson Case Competition

    The 2019 Grant Dobson Case Competition brief has been released. Hosted by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, the competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their superior creativity and presentation skills to a panel of industry experts.

    Start putting your teams together!

    To learn more, click here

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