Watchmen, Nostalgia, and Fascism; or, Rorschach Voted Trump (Part 1 of 2)

September 5, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Kathryn Imray. PART TWO NOW ONLINE Rorschach is the character I appreciate least in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen,* and I begrudgingly included him in my article for the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture on theodicies in Watchmen. To summarize my argument there, Rorschach represents the position that evil, […]

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The Official Secrets Act and the PICNIC Wiretapping Program

August 16, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Dennis Molinaro. *Dennis Molinaro’s upcoming article, “In the Field of Espionage, There’s No Such Thing as Peacetime”: The Official Secrets Act and the PICNIC Wiretapping Program”, will be available in the forthcoming issue of the Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 98, Issue 3 (2017). Author Dennis Molinaro whose article on The Official […]

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Orthodoxy in Dialogue

August 14, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Giacomo Sanfilippo.   Orthodoxy in Dialogue Orthodoxy in Dialogue, an online publication edited by three doctoral students in theological studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, is scheduled to launch on September 1 with a maiden article by the editors, “The State of Orthodox Theology Today.” The editorial committee […]

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Marking Ten years of UNDRIP in Indigenous Historical Perspectives

August 8, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Mary Jane Logan McCallum.   I was invited to write this blog in celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, August 9th. August 9th was chosen for this commemoration because on that day, in 1982, the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and […]

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On Keeping Promises: Reading and Reviewing Brock and Swinton’s Disability in the Christian Tradition

August 3, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Michael Walker. Michael Walker, reviewer of “Disability in the Christian Tradition: a Reader by Brian Brock and John Swinton” which appears in Vol. 33, Issue 1 of the Toronto Journal of Theology. In February 2013, just as I started my comprehensive exams in systematic theology at the Toronto School of Theology, my […]

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When C. Wright Mills Worked for the Culture Industry

July 27, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Joseph Malherek. Joseph Malherek, author of “From the Ringstraße to Madison Avenue: Commercial Market Research and the Viennese Origins of the Mass-Culture Debate, 1941–6” which appears in Vol. 47, Issue 2 of the Canadian Review of American Studies. Known for monumental works in midcentury sociology such as White Collar, The Power […]

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Bringing Canadian Women on Board – The OSC Initiative Two Years On

July 21, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Kim Melissa Willey. Women remain woefully under-represented on the boards of Canadian companies two years after the Ontario Securities Commission (‘OSC’) changed its disclosure rules to make gender parity a priority[1]. At last count, women held only 18% percent of board seats in Canada’s largest public companies.[2] Admittedly, we are seeing […]

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Everything is Political – Even Physiotherapy!

July 18, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Jenny Setchell PhD BSc(PT). There is a notable absence of conversations about the politics of physiotherapy. I have been a physiotherapist for over 20 years. I have mainly worked clinically, and more recently entered academia. My drive to shift professional gears was that I wanted to spend some time building my […]

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Religion and Popular Culture in the Classroom

July 17, 2017

Written by guest blogger, Michael Nichols. Judging by the looks on their faces, the students were having trouble processing what they were seeing. On the screen, a rotund, green beast with horns – not unlike a cross between “Casper the ghost” and Disney’s “Shrek” – floated before a meditating figure. The clip was from an […]

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The long history of Muskoka cottagers’ dependence on year-round residents

July 12, 2017

Known mostly as a summer retreat for the wealthy, Muskoka’s history reveals the critical importance of permanent dwellers Originally posted on TVO Written by guest blogger, Andrew Watson. When most people in Ontario think of Muskoka, they picture mansion cottages dotting the shoreline of an affluent lakeside play land. Many who spend time in Muskoka […]

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