M.A. Thesis Defense: Christopher Quinn, "The Irish Villages at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Constructing, Consuming and Contesting Ireland in Chicago" takes place on December 15, 2010 in Mackinnon Extension 2020 at 11:00 am. All welcome! Get the abstract: .pdf
Catherine Bush, novelist and associate program coordinator of the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA at Guelph-Humber, talks to Open Book about their unique writing program, the award-winning mentoring authors on staff and the remarkable successes of recent graduates. If you think the University of Guelph Creative Writing MA might be right for you, there's still time to meet the December 15 application deadline. Visit the University of Guelph website for details
Creative Writing MFA grad Sandy Pool is short-listed in the Poetry category.
Creative Writing core faculty Judith Thompson is short-listed in the Drama category.
Creative Writing associated faculty member Karen Connelly, who will be teaching this winter's creative writing workshop, is short-listed in the Non-fiction category.
And -- associated faculty member Michael Winter is short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for his new novel, The Death of Donna Whalen.
Congratulations to all!
Matthew Hayday appears in Queen Elizabeth in 3D a film documenting the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and early Canadian experiments in recording the Coronation for Canadian viewers with 3D film technology. The documentary is now online. (Matt appears around the 22 minute mark!)
For more on the documentary and it's place in Canadian history visit CBC Documentaries.
Catherine Carstairs says that questioning the health aspects of our diet has been increasingly common since the 1970s, but the roots of these concerns go back at least a few more decades. She’s recently been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to travel to the University of California’s (UC) Davis campus, where she’ll explore the lives of two American writers who made the idea of “health food” popular in the mid-1900s...
See the rest of this feature article in At Guelph Magazine
Beginning October 7
Susan Nance curates "Dumbo: Then and Now" at In Media Res
This year's Tri-U History Conference takes place in the Arts Lecture Building at the University of Waterloo. Our focus this year, "Cold War Encounters," coincides with the recent creation of the Cold War History Field at the Ph.D. level and spotlights an exciting diversity of a global scholarship.
Jodey Nurse's M.A. thesis defence, "Reaching Rural Ontario: The County of Peel Agriculture Society and teh Peel County Fall Fair, 1853-1883," will take place on September 30 in MacKinnon Extension room 132 from 10:00am-12:00pm. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)
David Bussell's M.A. thesis defence, "Policy, Advocacy and the Press: Economic Nationalism in Southern Ontario 1968-1974," will take place on September 21 in MacKinnon Extension room 2020 from 1:30 - 3:00pm @ the University of Guelph campus. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)