Thursday, March 19, 2009

Department Head Valerie Korinek's pioneering research on the history of gay and lesbian communities on the prairies is featured in a new docudrama, Stubblejumper, a film by David Geiss based on the life of the late Doug Wilson, a one-time grad student in Education whose small ad in a 1975 edition of The Sheaf advertising a gay organization on this campus drew nation-wide media attention and touched off one of the most sustained episodes of gay rights activism in Canadian history. The film played for three nights at the Broadway Theatre recently, and will be broadcast Saturday, March 28th at 9pm on SCN. Don't miss it. Being historians, you might also want to check out Valerie's article "'The Most Openly Gay Person For at Least a Thousand Miles': Doug Wilson and the Politicization of a Province, 1975-83", The Canadian Historical Review, 2003. Click here for the full-page article on Valerie, Doug Wilson, and the film in the March 13th edition of On Campus News.