Making of a Monster (Studies Article)

May 24, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Christopher McGunnigle. Image courtesy of Marvel. Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, even Thor: a secret behind these household superheroes is that, once upon a time, they were all monsters. The Marvel superhero, ever the outsider filled with doubt and heroic flaws, was built from the mold of an […]

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Julia Pyryeskina: Historical Junctures & Gaps in the Archives

May 22, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Julia Pyryeskina. Photo Credit: Giselle Gos My field of study is contemporary activist history, with a focus on the Canadian gay and lesbian liberation. I am now starting to look at trans organizing in Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s. In Becki L. Ross’s words, the winter of 1977-78 was a […]

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The New Frontiers of Flesh Food

May 14, 2018

Written by guest blogger, Angela Lee. Science and technology have indisputably allowed humans to live healthier and wealthier than ever before. However, there is also a dark underside to this unprecedented prosperity. The unforeseen, unintended, and often unwelcome consequences of scientific and technological interventions are often overlooked in the enthusiasm about both their actual accomplishments […]

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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 Photograph by Zen Cohen 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
Toby Harper

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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