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Where do you find inspiration? Many poets, novelists, playwrights would answer, “right here.” How do writers engage with their local place? This course examines the literature of Southwestern Ontario since 1970, considering Alice Munro and others who find their “heart’s field” in London, Ontario and the surrounding area.
Explore local literary cultures in critical, creative, and experiential dimensions, through lectures, field trips and guest speakers, and by teaming up with community partners like the London Fringe Festival to engage with local creativity and explore course concepts in a real-world setting.
"New York, I want to be a part of it," so the song goes, and many of us want to be a part of New York.
In this course, we will consider how New York has been represented in American literature. Students will also have the opportunity to travel to New York with the professor during Reading Week.
Are you looking for a career that is connected to your creative passion? Are you considering Arts Management or a teaching career at elementary, high school, or college level?
The future is wide open for graduates of Theatre Studies at Western and the courses offer students a unique opportunity to study drama, theatre, and performance from a wide range of perspectives in a fully interdisciplinary program.
When do creativity and innovation turn into mere buzzwords and memes of 21st century society and lose their capacity to startle, transform, even threaten our accepted ideas and beliefs?
Examine the history of madness and open yourself to a more compassionate and productive understanding of how madness and creativity are intimately connected – and necessary to the planet’s survival.
Learn how culture trains us as leaders and what it teaches us about leadership.
Through key works of literature and culture, study the ethical dilemmas and moral choices faced by leaders and what role they play – hero, manager, thinker, strategist, artist, figurehead, authority?
What is the relationship between food and ethnicity, race, class, gender, and sexuality, and how are these relationships informed by broader notions of community, desire, longing, and memory?
This course will consider these questions, and more, by exploring a range of literary works (novels, short stories, poems, memoirs), cultural texts (visual art, recipes, food blogs), and theoretical essays. As part of the course, students will write their own restaurant reviews, which will be posted on a food blog created for the class.