2020

by McDonald, Leanna

Thank you to all the participants, student organizers, and faculty advisors involved in making the recent Annual Atlantic University English Conference hosted at Acadia such a success! 60 presenters from 12 different universities gathered in Wolfville for a full weekend of sessions and social events, February 28th-March 1st. English students from every province in Atlantic Canada shared academic papers, creative work, and their love of literature with lively audiences whose engaged questions reminded us all how valuable —and fun—it is to collaborate through conversation.

Special thanks and huge congratulations to hardworking student conference organizers Emily McClean, Emma Hope, Margaret Findlay, Lauren McKenney & Josh Foote, and to tireless Faculty Advisor to the Acadia English Association, Dr. Kait Pinder. Your dedication, imagination, and skill helped make this event a very special one for everyone involved

by McDonald, Leanna

 

Congratulations to Dr. Jon Saklofske on the publication of his co-edited book Feminist Wargames?  Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games (January 2020) published by Routledge.  

Inspired by and dedicated to Dr. Rachel Brickner (Acadia’s Department of Politics), this collected volume of essays explores the critical intersections and collisions between feminist values and playable representations of war. By asking whether feminist values can be asserted as interventional approaches to the design, play, and analysis of games that focus on armed conflict and economies of violence, Feminist War Games? addresses the persistence and brutality of war, while also considering the place and purpose of video games in our cultural moment.   For more details click here.

 

 

by McDonald, Leanna

Dr. Kevin Whetter presented 'Malorian Afterlives:  Some Texts and Reception of Le Morie Darthur' to the Dalhousie University Department of English Speakers Series, Friday, January 10th.