Hidden in Plain Sight: Sexual Violence, Korean Cinema, and the “Me Too” Movement

April 11, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Marc Raymond. My essay in the most recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, “Women Stripped Bare: Rape in the Films of Hong Sang-soo,” seems to be particularly timely given the current “Me Too” movement, which has recently spread into South Korea as well, including the film industry. This […]

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An Interview between the CJH/ACH and Kate M. Burlingham

March 9, 2018

Kate M. Burlingham is an expert in US foreign relations and global history, and an assistant professor of history at California State University, Fullerton. Her article, “From Hearing to Heresy: The Temporary Slavery Commission, the Congregational Church, and the Foundations of Anti-Colonial Organizing in Angola,” appeared in the most recent issue of the Canadian Journal […]

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When Concepts Function Badly: Distorted Thinking and our Understanding of Combat Trauma

March 1, 2018

Written by guest blogger, MaryCatherine McDonald. “Gentlemen” by Drew Cameron www.combatpaper.org. Photograph by Zen Cohen www.zencohenprojects.com In her wonderful essay, “Philosophical Plumbing” – in which Mary Midgley compares philosophy with, well, plumbing – Midgley writes, “when the concepts that we are living by function badly, they do not usually drop audibly through the ceiling or […]

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Rogue Lawyers or Rights Lawyers? Strategies of Legal Activism during Africa’s Decolonization

February 12, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Meredith Terretta. In November 1959, Ernest Ouandié, the Vice-President of the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC), wrote from exile in Cairo to Ralph Millner, British Queen’s Counsel and activist lawyer who had defended Kwame Nkrumah (later Ghana’s first president) against allegations of inciting labour riots in late 1940s Accra. […]

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Grounding Ourselves: On Bill C-16 and Symbolic Legislation

January 26, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Florence Ashley. Image by Nelly Wat I was presenting at the Pride Canada National Conference held in Montreal less than a year ago. My presentation centered on my paper “Don’t be so hateful: The insufficiency of anti-discrimination and hate crime laws in improving trans well-being” which was recently published by the […]

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The Order of the British Empire after the British Empire

January 11, 2018
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Written by guest blogger, Toby Harper.   2017 was the centenary of the Order of the British Empire. Lloyd George’s war government created it in 1917 to recognize the voluntary civilian war effort in Britain and throughout the British Empire. At the time it was without precedent in the British honours system. It was distributed […]

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Indulgence, Scandal, and Feminist Indignation: Katherine Turner on what draws her to Daphne du Maurier

December 21, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Katherine Turner. Cover of Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier I first became aware of Mary Anne Clarke when I was asked to edit a group of scandalous memoirs by 18th-century and Regency women (Women’s Court and Society Memoirs, published in 2010 by Pickering and Chatto, now Routledge). Although writing the voluminous […]

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Modern Drama Editor R. Darren Gobert Answers the Proust Questionnaire

December 11, 2017

R. Darren Gobert is the author of The Mind-Body Stage (Stanford University Press), The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Bloomsbury), and numerous articles on modern and contemporary drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre. His honours include best-book prizes from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the American Society for Theatre Research, […]

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Empowering Diversity

November 7, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Dr. Walter Schultz. Dr. Walter Schultz. Empowering diversity, thereby securing a multicultural society, may depend on how we retain the unique human person within the context of family, ethnicity and culture. How do we reconcile or, if need be, overcome individualism and collectivism? The person, developed and sustained within community, is […]

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An interview between the Canadian Journal of History/Annales Canadiennes d’Histoire and Jan Záhořík, author of “Czechoslovakia and Congo/Zaire under Mobutu, 1965-1980” (Part 2 of 2)

November 6, 2017

Written by the Canadian Journal of History/Annales Canadiennes d’Histoire Author Dr. Jan Záhořík Jan Záhořík is an Africanist who teaches at the department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. His article on the Cold War relationship between the former Czechoslovakia and Congo/Zaire is available in the latest issue of […]

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