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Sidewalk poetry coming to London

On Dec 1, Jennifer Ball, Leizel Rafanan and Noelle Schmidt from English 3777F - Creativity and the Local presented their idea to stamp poems in fresh concrete to the London Arts Council (LAC). In addition to their own research, petition results, numerous letters of support and methods used by the Sidewalk Poetry project in St. Paul, MN, their proposal included:

If the project receives the support and funding needed, London will be the first Canadian city to have impressed poems in its sidewalks. The students would like to thank everyone who signed the petition and wrote letters to LAC.

Remembering Tywin Lannister 1,000 years to the day after his undignified demise

As interest continues to rise in English 2096A - Winter is Coming: A Game of Thrones Professor John Leonard revisits England’s real Game of Thrones.


Professor Thy Phu named to the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists

 Eight Western professors have been named among the nation’s top scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), including six newly named Fellows and two New Scholars.


Multimedia maven and alumna, Sam Maggs is the first lady of geek

“Having a professor and a mentor like Professor Keep, who believed in my writing even when I was not so confident in it, was really invaluable and gave me the skills and the confidence I needed to go on to a master’s degree and book publishing,” explained Maggs, who studied a rarely researched subgenre of Victorian literature known as ‘sensation fiction’ with Keep.



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