Humanities

The FrontRunners from left to right: William Merasty, Patrick Bruyere, Charlie Nelson and William Chippeway, at the showing of Niigaanibatowaad | CBC Photo | 2017-07-21

Indigenous Torchbearers were barred from Pan Am stadium in 1967, but now 'we are making great strides'

  Celebrating the North American Indigenous Games and helping raise awareness to right a historic wrong, Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners Running & Reconciliation film screening ran in York University's Nat Taylor Cinema on July 19. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) hosted the screening and post-film Ganoozh (Conversation) with four of the original ten […]

Front Runners 50th Anniversary of run + Film Screening | 2017-07-12 | Photo

Film screening marks 50th anniversary of Indigenous FrontRunners

  On the evening of Wednesday, July 19 at the Nat Taylor Cinema located on York University’s Keele campus, the 50th anniversary of a pivotal sporting event will be re-visited in the film Nigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners (2007). The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) at York University. It’s a must-see […]

Prof Ted Goosen on translating Murakami from Japanese to English on CBCs-Q | Photo

CBC interviews Prof Goosen on the subtle art of translating Japanese author Murakami

  CBC Radio's Tom Powers interviewed professor Ted Goosen, a professor in Humanities, who has helped translate several of the Japanese works of Haruki Murakami, one of the world's best-known writers, including his recently published story collection, Men Without Women.  In Japan, Murakami fans line up at bookstores when his novels are released. One million copies of his novel 1Q84 […]

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Andrea Davis to be honoured with teaching award at Spring Convocation

  Four exceptional faculty members will be presented with teaching awards during York University’s Spring Convocation ceremonies. The recipients have demonstrated exceptional and innovative teaching methods will be honoured with the annual President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards. Award recipients were selected by the Senate Committee on Awards for their significant contribution to enhancing the quality of learning […]

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International congress focuses on theme of "possible and impossible children"

  More than 300 scholars of children’s literature and childhood studies will converge on York University's Keele campus to attend the 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), July 29 to August 2. This is only the third time that this prestigious international conference has been held in North America […]

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Conference, exhibit celebrates York research on gender and genre

  An international conference on May 15 to 17 will celebrate the achievements of York University Professor Marlene Kadar, a noted Canadian feminist studies and life writing scholar whose research interests cluster around issues of gender and genre, with special attention given to trauma and illness studies, archival methodologies and transnational themes in the Americas. "Lives […]