The Stories We Teach

Three of FHASS’s Creative Writing faculty presented as a panel on “Stories We Teach: Writing Inspired by the Creative Writing Class and Beyond” at the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) conference and Canadian Writers’ Summit at… Read More

FHASS faculty awarded SRCA grants

FHASS is proud to announce that Profs. Michael McNamara, Patrice Esson, and Nathaniel Barr have been awarded one of Sheridan’s new SRCA (Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities) grant at the $10,000 level for their proposed project entitled “Does Creativity Training Make A Difference?  An Analysis of Creative Thinking Scores amongst College… Read More

Prof. Alia Somani in SCL

Congratulations to Prof. Alia Somani, whose article “What is Remembered and What is Forgotten? South Asian Diasporic Histories and the Shifting National Imaginary” was published in Studies in Canadian Literature, (vol. 40, issue 1). This article traces Canada’s collective imaginings by examining a selection of canonical history textbooks from… Read More

Prof. Ian Williams in Ottawa

Congratulations to Prof. Ian Williams for his participation on the panel, “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Literary Achievement” during Black History Month in Ottawa. The evening of readings and discussion was held the National Gallery and organized by the National Reading Campaign in partnership with TD Bank. You can… Read More

Prof. Owen Percy’s new book chapter

Prof. Owen Percy will have a chapter included in an upcoming academic anthology about celebrity and the arts in Canada, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. The anthology, Celebrity Cultures in Canada, will include essays from scholars working in various disciplines… Read More

New article from Prof. Glenn Clifton

Alchemy congratulates Prof. Glenn Clifton on the upcoming publication of his article, “Aging and Periodicity in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Ambassadors: An Aesthetic Adulthood.” The article will be set to print this winter in the journal English Literature in Transition. The article argues that Henry James’s novel The… Read More

Prof. Nathaniel Barr on BS!

As mentioned in the “Spotlight on Research” section of Alchemy, Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking Nathaniel Barr co-authored a research article in the Journal of Judgement and Decision Making entitled “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit.” Although ‘bullshit’ is a ubiquitous aspect of human… Read More

Community Research Cafe: April 15, 2016

Prof. Jessica Carey: Black History Month and the Politics of Food

Food movements and foodways embody —literally! — multiple strains of culture: ethics, politics, affects, pleasures, and identities. In belated honour of Black History Month, here are links to the work of two authors that I have followed for the past few years and taught in… Read More

Humanities Insanities Football Pool Results

Play brings a joy that is vital for imagination, creativity, social relationships, and job satisfaction. In the spirit of play, I write, cap-in-hand and with a slightly reddened backside, to apprise you of the results of the inaugural Humanities Insanities football pool. As the 2015 NFL regular season fades from memory, a lone victor stands… Read More