London Words Festival takes place Nov. 1-3 at Museum London. It highlights the best of the region’s creativity and literary excellence and features storytellers in prose, poetry, song, new media, playwriting, screenwriting and graphic novels.
Walt Whitman was everything to everyone – and so much of him still lives on at Western.
Take a journey into the not-so-distant past and future, along with a ‘Dark’ present that wrestles with both, when English and Writing Studies professor Chris Keep takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature. The London, Ont., native died this week at the age of 85, following a recent stroke.
If you think the debate over the role of higher education is new, think again. You’ll need to look deeper than today’s headlines for answers – perhaps as far back as the Middle Ages.
She has one foot in journalism and another in poetry. She writes in English (mostly), but speaks French at home. She writes fearless opinions for all to see, but would rather be birdwatching alone. She loves reading for fun – except during the school year when it seems like work. Gabreielle Drolet eludes easy boxes – and she likes it that way.
In American folklore, few stories are more iconic than that of plucky frontier girl Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her story has been central to the Little House on the Prairie novel series, focal point of two television adaptations and even celebrated during biennial LauraPalooza conventions.
English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett’s ‘Under the Gamma Camera’ provides a frank portrait of the emotional and clinical aspects of her battle with breast cancer, and a broader picture of humanity’s internal struggle with external realities.
Enjoy exposés, deep-dives and visually stunning storytelling – even on a plane – when English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.
Kim Solga is “kind of a weirdo” when it comes to her teaching.
Some five decades ago, when Jane Urquhart was studying English at the University of Guelph, there was one lonely anthologized textbook to supplement learning for the university’s solitary course in Canadian literature.
Live from Westminster is a concert series where faculty, staff and students are invited to perform live in the Western News newsroom. Today, Camille Intson takes to the stage.
Silken Laumann is well-acquainted with the connections that bind physical, mental and spiritual health. And with the launch of Unsinkable, a new storytelling platform, the Canadian champion rower hopes her fellow Canadians will come to see them, too. The platform –...
University is filled with incredible opportunities, but the stakes are high. The decisions you make here will define your career and affect relationships for the rest of your life. Social, financial, and academic pressures build up. The stress can be unbearable. Help can seem hard to find.
Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers
The past continues to be on display across campus as the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel were unveiled this week as the latest heritage plaques celebrating significant research-related moments in the university’s history.
Bookmarks spotlights the personalities and published books of faculty, staff and alumni. Author Angie Abdou, MA’92 (English), whose new book Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom is a ‘Western Reads’ selection this year, has also written novels The Bone Cage...
“I grew up with story,” says Cherie Dimaline, Western’s Writer-in-Residence.
Chances are, you remember your first action hero. And if you are like Rob McCallum, you will remember Adam, prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull. “We all have that one thing – whether it’s Hot Wheels, or Barbie, or Nintendo or something...