Monday, December 03, 2012

Virility and the Psychology of the Crowd in Anti-Fascism

Mark Meyers will be giving a public lecture for the Association Francophone pour le Savoir on « La virilité et la psychologie des foules dans l’antifascisme de Georges Bataille des années 30».

Date: Wednesday, 5 December
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: Arts 108

Entrance is free and a reception will follow.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Éléonore Daniel-Vaugeois, 966-7943 or .

EDITOR'S UPDATE DEC. 5 : This event is being rescheduled for January instead. Details will follow.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Three Cheers for our Alumnae!

Wonderful news from two alumnae this November.

Amanda Shea  (B.A. History Hons., 2012) was awarded the North American Conference on British Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize for her essay, "The Ramblings of a Madman: Narratives of Mental Suffering in Early Modern England". She wrote this excellent essay, discussing the significance of losing language and expressing one's suffering, for "The History of Pain" (History 481), taught by Lisa Smith.

Melanie Racette-Campbell (MA, CMRS, 2007) has just successfully defended her PhD thesis in Classics at the University of Toronto. The title of her thesis is “The Construction of Masculinity in Propertius” and her wider research interests are gender and poetry in the classical world. Besides submitting and defending her thesis this autumn, she has been keeping busy teaching two courses and doing the occasional bit of blogging. I imagine that she's now looking forward to using her own new title of 'Dr.' very soon.

Congratulations and huzzahs all around!