Humanities

Canadian Writers in Person 2017/18 poster image | photo-illustration | 2017-09-07

Canadian Writers in Person: Mona Awad on writing out emotional experiences

  On Sept. 19, York’s Canadian Writers in Person course debuted with Mona Awad reading from her book, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. York teaching assistant Dana Patrascu-Kingsley sent the following report to YFile. Author Mona Awad opened this year’s Canadian Writers in Person series with a riveting presentation about writing out emotional experiences. An alumnae […]

Canadian Writers in Person 2017/18 poster image | photo-illustration | 2017-09-07

Canadian Writers in Person series features CanLit talent

This fall will be a real page turner for those interested in CanLit. On select Tuesday evenings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, York University’s celebrated Canadian Writers in Person Series presents 11 established and new writers presenting readings readings from their work. “We have a terrific lineup of authors for 2017-18,” says Professor Gail Vanstone, […]

Tamil Studies Symposium with YCAR | graphic | 2017-08-23

Interdisciplinary symposium will explore transnational Tamil identities

  An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by York University's York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) will explore the theme "Transnational Configurations of Tamil Identities". The annual Tamil Studies Symposium, running Sept. 8 and 9, will create a space for interdisciplinary discussions on how transnational Tamil identities have been documented historically and politically, and performed culturally and […]

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 […]

Prof Andrea Davis photo

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 […]