This column welcomes
the submissions of all Concordia faculty and staff to promote and encourage
individual and group activities in teaching and research, and to encourage
Congratulations to business student Nadia Collette, who did us
proud as Queen of the St. Patricks Day parade on March 18. Concordia
engineering students made a lively appearance on their own float in the
three-hour parade through downtown Montreal.
Three magisteriate students in Art Education presented their research
at the 8th Annual Graduate Gender Research Symposium, held March 7- 9
at the University of Calgary. Deena Dlusy-Apel presented Inscribing
Womens Bodies: A Personal Portrayal of Breast Cancer, which
has already received a lot of media coverage. Carol Beer Houpert
presented Womens Art Body Memories, and Arshi Dewan,
who bases her work on her aboriginal heritage in Asia, presented Guardians
of Culture. The works were developed in a research seminar taught
by Elizabeth Saccá (Art Education) last term.
Jordan Le Bel (Marketing) is the editor-in-chief of a book on food
marketing called Health and Pleasure at the Table.
David Ketterer (English, retired and living in London, England)
has published Shudder: A Signature Crypt-ogram
in The Fall of the House of Usher, in Resources for American
Literary Study, and A Part of the ... Family[?]: John Wyndhams
The Midwich Cuckoos as Estranged Autobiography, in Learning
from Other Worlds: Cognition, Estrangement and the Politics of Science
Fiction and Utopia (Liverpool UP/Duke UP).
Robert Tittler (History) has been appointed by the president of
the North American Conference on British Studies to chair a special committee
on the state of British studies and British history in Canada, with a
mandate to work with British Council of Canada on this issue. He has also
been named external examiner for the history program at Carleton University.
Luis Ochoa, lecturer in Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics,
and coordinator of the Spanish-language courses, gave a talk on the situation
in Chiapas at Université Laval on February 5. On February 12, he
gave a workshop at the Université de Montreal on task-based language
teaching as part of the course in Spanish pedagogy offered at that institution.
Hugh Hazelton (CMLL) was invited by the Department of French,
Italian and Spanish at the University of Calgary to speak on Latino-Canadian
writing. He spoke on La soledad del exilio: marginalidad y aislamiento
en la literatura latinocanadiense, on February 8, and then spent
the afternoon in conversation with students in the graduate program about
Hispanic-Canadian writers and the literature of exile and diaspora.
Catherine Vallejo, chair of CMLL, was in Cuba for the International
Colloquium on Mujeres latinoamericanas y caribenas, reescritura/reinvencion
de pensamiento, historia y mitos en torno a lo femenino, held at Casa
de las Americas in Havana from February 19 to 23. She gave a paper on
Mercedes Matamoros (1858-1906) y Safo (s. VII a. C.): mitificacion
de lo clasico y entrada en lo moderno.
Tenor Dimitris Ilias and soprano Maria Diamantis, both graduates
of Concordias Music program, are members of the Chroma Musika. They
have released a compact disk of classical and Greek music called Piangerò.
It was recorded at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, and was produced by
Music professor Mark Corwin. It was launched at the Hellenic Community
Centre in mid-December, and is available through the distributor Indiepool.
Jose Antonio Gimenez-Mico (CMLL) was chair of the session on Race
and Ethnicity at the International Conference of the Canadian Association
of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) held in Guatemala City
on February 23 and 24. He also presented a paper on La funcion de
la utopia andina en la configuracion del imaginario cultural
Bradley Nelson (CMLL) presented a paper on The Marriage
of art and power: Anamorphosis and control in Calderons La
dama duende at the annual conference of the Association of
Hispanic Classical Theater, held in El Paso, Texas, from March 7 to 10.
Kathryn Lipke (Studio Arts) has just completed an exhibition,
Seed Catchers, at the McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount,
and has an installation, Locus in Quo, on view until April 12 at the Maison
de la Culture Mercier.
Trevor Gould (Studio Arts) was part of a recent panel discussion
on museums at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. His exhibition Posing the Public,
which explores the role of the natural history museum in defining culture,
is at that art gallery from April 1 to May 20.
Thérèse Chabot (Studio Arts) is participating in
an exhibition in Glasgow called Contemplations on the Spiritual with a
number of other artists. It is part of 550th-anniversary celebrations
at Glasgow University, and runs throughout the month of April.