Inaugural Trent University in Oshawa Research Day April 13


Community Invited to Discover Latest Research Underway at Trent in Oshawa

Monday, April 12, 2010, Peterborough

The breadth and depth of academic research at Trent University in Oshawa will be shared with the community during the inaugural Trent in Oshawa Research Day on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 1210 of the Simcoe Building at the Durham College/UOIT campus (2000 Simcoe St. N.).

“The goal of Oshawa Research Day is for students and faculty to share their work and ideas and to celebrate faculty and student achievements,” said Dr. Rita Bode, associate dean of Trent University in Oshawa.

The full presentation line-up for Oshawa Research Day is as follows:

9:30 a.m.                     

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.        
Panel: Foreign Affairs and Other Canadian Activities
Chair: Sheilagh Knight, French

  • Rita Granda, Spanish – Renée Castro-Pozo, editor, French>Spanish>English: The Translation of Flora Tristan Precursora
  • Robert Wright, History: “Sharing Intelligence: Canadian Diplomacy and the CIA”

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   
Panel: Storytelling and Writing the Absence into Presence: Fragmented Narratives and Families in Recent Canadian Fiction
Chair: Jennine Hurl Eamonn, History

Student Presenters:

        • Maura Taylor, “Mothers Leaving Daughters: Absence, Identity and Space in Frances Itani's Leaning, Leaning Over Water and Miriam Toews' A Complicated Kindness”
        • Natalie Forest, “Complex Communications: Fathers and Daughters in  Miriam Toews A Complicated Kindness and Francis Itani‟s Leaning, Leaning Over Water
        • Jennifer Falconer, “Subverting Literary Tradition to Explore Female Subjectivity in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic and Hiromi Goto's A Chorus of Mushrooms
        • Lindsay Timmins, “Storytelling and the Immigrant Experience in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic and Hiromi Goto's A Chorus of Mushrooms

Respondent: Margaret Steffler, English Literature

12: 30 – 1:30 p.m. 

1:45 – 3 p.m. 
Panel: Romeo and Juliet, Pocahontas, and Batman: Figures of their Age
Chair: Rita Bode, English Literature

        • Tim Drake, English Literature, “Sincerely, R. Montague”
        • Sara Humphreys, English Literature, “Kitschy Commemorations and Dime-A-Dozen Artifacts: Why Literary Things Matter”
        • Joel Baetz, English Literature, “Comics aren‟t just for kids anymore”

3:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Poster Display by Psychology students
Paul Seli, “Are Illusory Conjunct ions Illusory?”
Trista Whitehead, “Cross-modal priming with spectrally averaged  words revisited”

Book and article display of Trent in Oshawa faculty publications (Boardroom 1002)

Trent University in Oshawa Research Day is free to attend and open to all members of the community. To RSVP please contact Amber Ashton at or 905-721-3003.


For more information, please contact:
Amber Ashton, Trent University in Oshawa, (905) 721-3003