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Carolyn Cooper

Disguise up de English Language: Louise Bennett's Anansi Poetics - Student Reflection and Event Gallery

Student Article: Annual Michael Baptista Lecture explores the enduring legacy of Jamaica's 'Miss Lou' “Unifying,” was the word Dr. Carolyn Cooper, the keynote speaker at the annual Michael Baptista Lecture, used to express the spirit of the Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverly on Thursday, November 3, 2016, as she addressed the large and diverse audience of students, […]

Diversity and Affect by Wayde Compton

The Department of Humanities Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies is pleased to host the inaugural lecture of the new Black Studies Lecture Series Poster for Diversity and Affect by Wayde Compton (PDF) Monday, November 21, 2016 280N York Lanes 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Lunch will be provided The lecture will examine the […]

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Becky R. Lee and Terry Tak-ling Woo publish new book: Canadian Women Shaping Diasporic Religious Identities (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016)

Becky R. Lee and Terry Tak-ling Woo's new edited collection, Canadian Women Shaping Diasporic Religious Identities (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016) is now out. This collection of essays explores how women from a variety of religious and cultural communities have contributed to the richly textured, pluralistic society of Canada. Focusing on women’s religiosity, it examines […]

SSHRC Research Awards

New SSHRC Research Awards for Professors Jody Berland and Bernard Lightman

Congratulations to Professor Jody Berland on the success of her recent SSHRC Insight Grant. “Digital Animalities: Media Representations of Non-Human Life” ($300,250) The research project "Digital Animalities"  explores how ubiquitous media are changing the meanings and possibilities of human-animal relations. Animals powerfully symbolize what humans value, accept, exclude, or fear in themselves and in the […]

degree in humanities

What can I Do with a Humanities Degree? Anything.

On November 18, 2015, the Department of Humanities hosted its annual career day. Nine professionals—all with degrees in the humanities and alumni of York University—shared their stories from diverse and exciting industries including journalism, sales and advertising, business communication, law and social advocacy. Panelists agreed that the transferrable skills they developed as Humanities majors in […]