New Book Pays Tribute to John Saywell

June 17th, 2009 by prussell

The impact of historian and York professor John T. Saywell’s half-century of scholarly work and teaching still resonates today. Two former students – Dimitry Anastakis (MA ’95, PhD ’02) and Penny Bryden (MA ’88, PhD ’94) – have compiled an anthlogy of essays on the topic of Saywell’s lifelong passion. Framing Canadian Federalism: Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell  assembles former students, colleagues and admirers to consider the issues that relate to federalism and the history of Canada’s legal, political, and social evolution.
Read the full story here.

Barrie Wilson on CBC radio this week

June 1st, 2009 by cpringi

Humanities Professor Emeritus Barrie Wilson discussed his recent book: “How Jesus Became Christian” with Mary Hynes, the host of CBC radio show “Tapestry”.  Click here to listen to the podcast using quicktime.

The show aired May 31.

YW Salutes new book by York Poets

April 21st, 2009 by cpringi

From YFile:

“York English Professor Priscila Uppal has edited what’s believed to be the first anthology of its kind in Canada, “The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: 20 Canadian Poets Take on the World”. It’s an anthology of 20 Canadian poets who have translated the works of 20 poets from around the world.

There will be readings from the anthology by Uppal: A. F. Moritz, who was shortlisted for the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize for The Sentinel; Ken Babstock; York English Professor Rishma Dunlop, coordinator of York’s Creative Writing Program; Andréa Jarmai; Christopher Doda (BA Hons. ’97), records manager in York’s Information & Privacy Office; Goran Simic; Paul Vermeersch; and retired York English Professor Barry Callaghan. York alumni Darren Wershler (PhD ’05) and Christian Bok (PhD ’98) are also in the anthology.” – read the full story here

Yorkwrites Salutes Faculty of Fine Arts Researchers

February 24th, 2009 by cpringi

York’s Faculty of Fine Arts opens its doors to the community on Wednesday, Feb. 25, with “Imagining the Invisible”, a full day of tours and presentations highlighting some of the exciting research and creation projects currently underway in the Faculty. From cutting-edge explorations in augmented reality and mobile technologies to a world premiere dance/media performance, the program celebrates and makes accessible the work being done by Fine Arts researchers as well as facilitates connections and research collaborations University-wide.

Read the Research Profiles…

See the Imagining the Invisible list of events

Yorkwrites salutes Professor Priscila Uppal

January 18th, 2009 by prussell

Professor Priscila Uppal’s latest work is a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic King Lear. To Whom It May Concern (Doubleday, 2008) explores themes of fealty, family and fading glory, told in part through the eyes of patriarch Hardey Dange. Fighting to maintain control over the lives of his three children, while facing the prospect of losing the family home, Dange is a character at once comedic and tragic, his story both universal and singularly touching.

As well as authoring To Whom It May Concern, Professor Uppal has produced five collections of poetry, the acclaimed novel The Divine Economy of Salvation, and was on the 2007 short list for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize.

For the complete YFile article, click here.

Yorkwrites Salutes Professor Andrea O'Reilly

November 30th, 2008 by prussell

York Women’s Studies Professor Andrea O’Reilly’s latest work is an in-depth, insightful examination of motherhood in a changing social and political climate. Edited by Professor O’Reilly, Feminist Mothering (SUNY Press, 2008) explores the distinction between “the patriarchal institution of motherhood and women’s experiences of mothering, which are female-defined and centred and potentially empowering to women,” says O’Reilly.

A leading scholar of motherhood, motherwork and feminism, Professor O’Reilly is the co-editor or editor of 12 books on motherhood. She is also the founder and director of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM).

To read the YFile article, click here.

Yorkwrites Salutes Mike Cadó

November 30th, 2008 by prussell

Nimmons ‘n’ Nine…Now: The Mike Cadó Tentet is proud to announce the release of its self-titled debut CD. Featuring scores from the 50’s jazz ensemble Nimmons’n’Nine, along with new arrangements and compositions by members of the tentet,the new album is, in Cadó’s words, “a nice balance between the old and the new. It’s still rooted in tradition, but we try to push physical musical boundaries and do some more contemporary and modern things.”
Led by York PhD candidate and faculty member Mike Cadó, The Mike Cadó Tentet also features York faculty members Professor David Mott, Anthony Michelli, and Kelly Jefferson.

For the complete YFile article, click here.

YORKwrites profiles Margaret Beare

October 22nd, 2008 by cpringi

Margaret Beare is with the Faculty of Arts and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Beare is very excited about her next book titled Honouring Social Justice: Honouring Dianne Martin. She edited it, contributed two chapters and shot the cover photograph. The book, due out in November, is dedicated to late Osgoode professor Dianne Martin, a co-founder of the Innocence Project and champion of those mistreated by the justice system. All proceeds will go to the Dianne Martin Scholarship Fund.

Read the profile

YW Salutes Bernie Lightman, ISIS Editor again!

October 14th, 2008 by cpringi

Isis, the international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, has been entrusted to the editorship of York University for another five years, which York humanities professor and ISIS editor Bernie Lightman says is reason to celebrate.

Click here to read the YLife article

There will be a reception Today, Oct 14, from 2:30 to 5pm

at Norman’s 203 Norman Bethune College (Keele campus)

This event is presented in conjunction with the STS Seminar Series.

Yorkwrites Salutes Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten

September 27th, 2008 by cpringi

Their new book, Corporations and Citizenship will be released in Canada on Tuesday, September 30th.