Liz Stanley, who currently holds a research chair in sociology
at the University of Newcastle, will deliver the 2004 Henrietta
Harvey Lecture in February.
Dr. Stanley previously was chair of sociology at the University
of Manchester in the UK, and has been editor of Women’s
Studies International Forum, Sociology, Auto/Biography and
founding editor of Sociological Research Online.
Among her best known books are (with Sue Wise) Breaking
Out: Feminist Consciousness and Feminist Research (1983);
Breaking Out Again: Feminist Ontology and Epistemology
(1993); The Auto/Biographical I (1992); and
Feminist Praxis (1990). She has lived in New Zealand
and post-1994 South Africa, in the latter case for an extensive
Her main academic interests are concerned with grounded explorations
of epistemological matters, particularly regarding knowledge-claims
about the past, concerning the relationship between biography
and social structure, and in relation to cross-cultural comparisons.
Liz Stanley will give the following public presentations:
Tuesday, Feb. 3: The Henrietta Harvey Lecture
titled From the Perimeter of Memorial Spaces: Post-memory,
Land Acts and Public Commemoration of the Concentration
Camps of the South African War, at the Donald Cook Recital
Hall, 7.30 p.m., to be followed by a wine and cheese reception
in the foyer.
Wednesday, Feb. 4: Mourning Becomes: Boer
Women and the Political Mythology of Afrikanerdom, in room
SN-2105 (To be confirmed) 12 p.m., followed by coffee and
donuts. This seminar is aimed principally at students in
Arts but all are welcome.
Thursday, Feb. 5: “The Method of
the Life We All Lead: Sociological Thoughts on Olive Schreiner's
Social Theory, at 2 p.m. in the Genesis Room, Spencer Hall,
followed by coffee. This seminar is aimed at faculty, especially
Arts faculty, but all are welcome.
Friday, Feb. 6: Feminist Theory Without
Bounds - or a Theory That Refuses to Know its Place, at
3 p.m. in the Sally Davis Room (SN-4087). This is part of
the Women’s Studies Speakers Series and will be followed
by a wine and cheese reception.
Calls to new PM
Six national education associations have called on Prime Minister
Paul Martin to make post-secondary education a priority for
In a letter released Jan. 14, the Association of Canadian
Community Colleges, the Association of Universities and Colleges
of Canada, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations,
the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Canadian
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the
Canadian Federation of Students have emphasized to the prime
minister that accessible and high quality post-secondary education
is vital to Canada’s economic, social and cultural development.
The six associations, which represent students, faculty, scholarly
associations and more than 200 post-secondary institutions
across the country, call on the federal government to use
the upcoming Speech from the Throne as an opportunity to stress
the importance of post-secondary education for all Canadians.
They recommend that the federal government commit to working
with provincial and territorial governments to design and
implement a fiscal transfer to the provinces and territories
for the specific purpose of funding post-secondary education.
The joint letter to the prime minister represents an exceptional
collective effort by the post-secondary education community
to work together on issues of common concern.
Film poster exhibit at Grenfell
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery is hosting Representing
Cinema and the Art of the Film Poster, an exhibition of 32
original film posters from around the world, dating between
1929 and 1974. The exhibition is organized and circulated
by the Thames Art Gallery and drawn from a collection of film
posters assembled over the past ten years by guest curator
A number of pieces in the exhibition are either unique or
one of only a few copies known to exist. Unlike other popular
culture ephemera, such as books, prints, cards, or magazines,
film posters were never intended for public market. They were
produced by the studio exclusively for use by the theatre,
and were to be returned to the distributor immediately thereafter.
At this point they were normally destroyed and, as a result,
comparatively few have survived. Those that did survive have
also had to contend with wars, natural disasters, mishandling,
and the ravages of time.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery will host a film
series in conjunction with the exhibition. While a film poster
can be enjoyed simply as a work of art or historical document,
the film screenings will offer an opportunity for the viewer
to become familiar with the following films represented in
Films will be screened in the Arts and Sciences Lecture Theatre
(AS328) and in the Fine Arts Lecture Theatre (FA224), as noted.
Please call 637-6209 for information.