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Considering the Canadian Public’s Most Fundamental Text: Christopher Moore Talks About the Canadian Constitution in the Face of Canada 150 at the W.L. Morton Lecture 2017

By Jessica Anne Carter On this rather rainy, snowy Thursday evening, I made my way up to Champlain College to hear Christopher Moore’s talk on the Canadian Constitution and how it has held up to the changes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Expecting to hear about the outdatedness of a document drafted in the […]

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That Awkward Moment when the Dress Broke the Internet… and Proved a Point!

So what color do you think #TheDress is? Unless you have been living under a rock since Thursday evening, you know about the infamous black-and-blue (or white-and-gold) dress that whipped its way across social media in the span of a few hours. That very evening, this optical illusion was featured in news articles, science experiments were […]

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50 Shades of Grey: was Walter Lippmann right all along?

With the recent release of Fifty Shades of Grey in theatres a couple of weeks ago (and our recent class discussion about feeling publics in the Public Texts core course), there has been a ton of media hype for the film, and even more backlash against the risqué content and its perverse messages. So this […]

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Teaching Assistant Union Strike: A Public Affair

There has been some talk amongst the graduate students this past week about a possible teaching assistant strike in the near future. On January 29th, there will be a vote amongst the members of CUPE 3908 Unit 2 to decide whether or not the union will move forward to bargain with the university in order […]

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What’s in a Blog?

A journal by any other name would be as sweet! Greetings, readers! It has been an intense, thought-provoking week for the first week back for Public Texts students. After a very technical semester of learning the history of physical book culture, we have moved into the realm of difficult theories, particularly those of Michael Warner […]

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With Words and Love.

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness” – Elie Wiesel Those big moments in history.  The French Revolution.  The Industrial Revolution.  WW1. The Depression.  WW2. (and specifically) The Holocaust. The Rape of Nanking.  The Russian Invasion of Germany.  The bombing of Britain.  Hiroshima. Nagasaki. The Vietnam War.  The Civil Right’s Movements.  The fall of the Berlin […]

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