This week, Western hosts the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) annual conference, bringing in nearly 350 scholars from around the world together under the theme Victorian Classes and Classifications. Established in 2002, NAVSA provides a continental...
The tapestry of London’s loosely knit creative communities is about to get tighter, thanks to Words, a new literary and creative arts festival. Set to take place this weekend in the Forest City, the festival aims to use the written and spoken word as a hub for...
English and Writing Studies professor M.J. Kidnie has been named one of only six winners of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award. Since 1973, these awards have recognized exceptional...
It was the best grade I ever received on a university essay – 92 on a research paper about Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in American Literature class. I was impressed when I got it during the third year of my BA in English Language and Literature at Western; I guess I...
Offstage since day one, Anita Gaffney has played a role at the Stratford Festival for more than two decades. The Western grad and Stratford native started out selling ice cream to theatre-goers as a summer job. She’s also worked as a bookstore clerk, a waitress and...
Department of English and Writing Studies professor Steven Bruhm was recently awarded the F.E.L. Priestley Prize, which recognizes the best essay published in the journal English Studies in Canada, for his essay The Counterfeit Child, which appeared in the special...
Lights, camera, Western. The stage is set for the 2014 Western Film Festival scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library, 251 Dundas St.
It’s all in a life’s – not a day’s – work for John Leonard.
Despite a silent protest from dozens of sign-waving undergraduate and graduate students, the university Senate approved Western’s new four-year strategic plan at its Friday meeting. The plan, Achieving Excellence on the World Stage, heads to the Board of Governors today for final approval.
Western News presents its 4th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of the campus spirit we have to offer at Western.
Once a student, once a writer in residence, Alice Munro, LLD’76, never really left Western. Though her footsteps no longer echo in the halls of University College, there’s no doubt her name will continue to reverberate in the campus community.
Kids aren’t as innocent as they seem, says Steven Bruhm.
John Leonard, a Western English professor and renowned John Milton scholar, recently published Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of ‘Paradise Lost’, a two-volume work dealing with centuries of Milton scholarship.
When the call came, Alice Munro, LLD’76, was nowhere to be found.
Western alumna and former writer-in-residence Alice Munro, DLitt’76, has been named the winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901. Munro, 82, is only the 13th woman given the award.
The ‘it gets better’ message is still going strong at Western, with varsity athletes adding their voices and stories to the mix.
Western defines excellence in many ways, but recognizes it with one award – the Western Award of Excellence.
Western researchers Elizabeth Greene and Alexander Meyer, along with nine Classical Studies students, journeyed 6,000 kilometres and nearly 2,000 years for the experience of a lifetime.
Video games have come a long way since Nintendo first dominated the market in the 1980s. Three decades later, Rob McCallum has plans to go a long way to document the Nintendo saga, all the while hunting for its classic games.
It’s not your typical tale of time travel.