Registration open for next ExL symposium
The second Waterloo ExL Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at Federation Hall.
Building on the momentum of the first Waterloo ExL Symposium held in 2018, this event will highlight experiential learning (EL) initiatives and associated supports on campus. The Symposium is geared towards Waterloo community members who want to implement or enhance experiential learning within a course or program. Hear from faculty members who have redeveloped a course to include community partners, learn more about the Ministry of Colleges and Universities’ definition of experiential learning, explore how technology can support the creation of EL experiences, network with colleagues and more.
The Waterloo ExL Symposium is free to attend for all University of Waterloo community members and includes lunch.
Register now: http://waterlooexlsymposium2020.ticketfi.com
Last call for expressions of interest
Reminder: University of Waterloo community members are invited to submit an expression of interest to showcase their innovative experiential learning initiatives at the Waterloo ExL Symposium. Presentation timeslots will be 20 to 30 minutes long.
The deadline to submit an expression of interest is Friday, January 10. We have a few time slots still available.
Anyone with questions is invited to contact Amanda Brown in WatPD at email@example.com.
Patterson papers on mythopoeia published
Valleyhome Books have published two new volumes of papers by Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy-Lou Patterson, co-edited by Emily E. Auger and Janet Brennan Croft. These latest publications are the final two in a series of six anthologies.
Patterson was a professor in Waterloo’s fine arts department from 1962 until her retirement in 1992, teaching art history while working as an artist, poet and fiction writer. She also published extensively on her favourite research subject, the Inklings, a literary group associated with Oxford University that included Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and associated authors such as Dorothy L. Sayers. She passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's on October 16th, 2018.
Divining Tarot (2019) gathers her work on Charles Williams and Re-envisioning Mythopoeia (2020) her papers on a variety of authors of mythopoeia with special attention to intersections between literature and visual art. Re-envisioning Mythopoeia also includes many reproductions of Patterson's mythopoeic drawings.
Earlier collections of Patterson's papers include Ransoming the Wasteland Volumes I and II (2016), Detecting Wimsey: Papers on Dorothy L. Sayers's Detective Fiction (2017), and Nancy-Lou Patterson Reviews: Books By and About Dorothy L. Sayers, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Others (2018).
All six volumes are available from Lulu and Amazon (print) and from Kobo Rakuten (ebooks) for both individual and library purchase (Overdrive).
Emily E. Auger, PhD, who took one of her first art history courses from Patterson at the University of Waterloo, taught Art History at Canada and American universities from 1987 through 2010, before returning home to Wellington County where she spends much of her time writing and publishing. Janet Brennan Croft is editor of Mythlore and Librarian for Copyright and Disability Services, and Liaison to the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ.
The University of Waterloo's Special Collections and Archives holds a collection of Nancy-Lou Patterson's writings and other work.