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“Werewolves, Troubadours, Texts and Global Warming” Headlines Trent University’s Annual Humanities Research Day Event on December 12


Community Invited to Discover Latest Research Underway at Trent

Monday, December 10, 2007, Peterborough

The best of humanities research at Trent University will be shared with the community during the annual Humanities Research Day event taking place on Wednesday, December 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Catharine Parr Traill Lecture Hall.

This year’s intriguing theme is “Werewolves, Troubadours, Texts and Global Warming", featuring an engaging and eclectic mix of papers from several disciplines, including English literature, ancient history and classics, environmental and resource studies, and modern languages and literature.

The day is organized into four sessions each touching on a different theme. The presentation line up is as follows:

9:30 am Welcome, Opening Remarks

  • Michael Peterman, Principal, Catharine Parr Traill College, Bonnie Patterson, President, Trent University

9:45 am Session A: Moderator: Zailig Pollock (English)

  • Sara Joan Berniker (Graduate Student in English MA Program in Public Texts) – What is the Point of a Book?
  • Beth Popham (English) – Reading Someone Else’s Mail: The Correspondence of A.M. Klein

10:30 am Coffee Break

10:45 am Session B: Moderator: Martin Boyne (Ancient History & Classics/English/Modern Languages & Literatures)

  • Michael Graves (Modern Languages & Literatures) – Text as Art: Typography, Illustration, and Graphic Design in the Early Editions of Stefan George’s Poetic Works
  • Roy Hagman (Modern Languages & Literatures) – The Personified Love of the Troubadours
  • Sylvie Bérard (Modern Languages & Literatures) – SM-iotics of Science Fiction Discourse: The Case of Three Québec Science Fiction Narratives

12:00 pm Lunch at Traill College Senior Common Room ($7.00)

1:15 pm Session C: Moderator: Ian Storey (Ancient History & Classics)

  • Derek Newman-Stille (Ancient History & Classics) – Betwixt and Between: Werewolves as Sacred and Profane in Classical Literature
  • Hugh Elton (Ancient History & Classics) – The Discovery ofa New Roman City at Alahan, Turkey

2:00 pm Coffee Break

2:15 pm Session D: Moderator: Stephen Bocking (Environmental & Resource Science/Studies)

  • Nader Kharouba (Graduate Student in Watershed Ecosystems PhD program) – Accelerated Climate Change: Alternatives and Post-Environmentalism
  • Finis Dunaway (History) – Seeing Global Warming: Contemporary Art and the Fate of the Planet

3:00 pm Closing Remarks: Zailig Pollock (English)

For more information and to register, please contact Wendy Scammell at 748-1736. Coffee is provided at no charge. Lunch is available at a cost $7.00. This event is open to the Trent and Peterborough communities alike and admission is complimentary. Catharine Parr Traill College is located at 310 London Street, Peterborough.


For further information, please contact Michael Peterman, principal, Catharine Parr Traill College at (705) 748-1011, ext. 1737.