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Trent University Invites Community to Attend 2006 Humanities Research Day at Trent University


“Stars, Cars, Arcades & Sacrilege” Event to be Held Wednesday, December 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Traill College

Wednesday, December 12, 2006, Peterborough

Media and members of the community are invited to attend the annual Humanities Research Day at Trent University on Wednesday, December 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   This event will take place in the Traill College Lecture Hall, at Catharine Parr Traill College, located at 310 London Street. 

The research presentations are free of charge, however advance registration is required.  For those who wish to join the lunch at 12 noon, the cost is $7.00.  Please RSVP by calling Wendy Scammel at 748-1011, ext. 1736. 

Sessions are organized according to the visual arts and advertising, language and literature, politics and the middle east, and cultural theory.  Faculty will be presenting papers on an eclectic range of topics, including the cultural value of cars as revealed through advertising, Emily Brontë’s use of astronomical references in Wuthering Heights and a critical examination of sacrilege in the contemporary novel.

The 2006 Humanities Research Day celebrates the research initiatives of faculty in the Humanities at Trent.  This year’s event is dedicated to giving the community an opportunity to learn about current research projects underway in several disciplines, including sociology, women’s studies, cultural studies, Indigenous studies and English literature.  For research abstracts, please visit: www.trentu.ca/academic/english/documents/HumanitiesResearchDay2006.pdf .


For further information, please contact:  Brittany Cadence at 748-1011, ext. 5371