Topic: Arts & Culture

A woman painting

My year as a grade 12 student

By Aqua Marine

With baby boomers now planning retirement, education in the “third age” will continue to expand. Teachers will need better preparation to meet the learning needs of older adults, but university departments that specialize in adult education have been under threat since the 1990s.

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Peter Dale Scott

An academic life: Peter Dale Scott

By David MacGregor

Scion of one of Canada’s most noted intellectual families — his father F.R. Scott: poet, founder of the CCF, McGill Dean of […]

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Newfoundland coastal scene

Poems in Newfoundland Time

By Judith P. Robertson

Dr. Judith P. Robertson is a retired professor from the University of Ottawa who currently finds pleasure reading, writing and painting on the Southern shore of Newfoundland.

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"Piracy" - book cover

Against a sea of troubles

By Nancy McCormack

Piracy has been a scourge from the earliest days of the printing press, but are today’s cures worse than the disease? A review essay of Adrian Johns’ Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Piracy has been a scourge from the earliest days of the printing press, but are today’s cures worse than the disease?

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"Used of Literature" - book cover

Understanding reading

By Kate Lawson

Rita Felski, Uses of Literature (Blackwell, 2008)

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“Saving floods of useless ink”: academic historians and cinematic history

By John Herd Thompson

Duke University’s John Herd Thompson explores how academic historians always lose when taking on filmmakers and their depiction of the past

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