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March 29, 2001 At A Glance




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 work-related achievements.

Congratulations to business student Nadia Collette, who did us proud as Queen of the St. Patrick’s 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 Women’s Bodies: A Personal Portrayal of Breast Cancer, which has already received a lot of media coverage. Carol Beer Houpert presented Women’s 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 Wyndham’s 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 Concordia’s 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 andino.”

Bradley Nelson (CMLL) presented a paper on “The Marriage of art and power: Anamorphosis and control in Calderon’s ‘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.