Please join us for the upcoming talks in our Speakers Series:
- November 24, 2017 (HH 373)
Dr. Derek Gladwin
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of English
University of British Columbia
January 26, 2018 (HH 373)
Dr. Peter Walmsley
- March 2, 2018 (TBD)
Dr. Andrea Jonahs
University of Waterloo
- April 6, 2018 (HH 373)
Dr. Sarah Sharma
University of Toronto
Director of McLuhan Centre
Refreshments will be provided.
The Department of English Language and Literature is proud to announce “‘another, flickering world’: Petrocultures of the North Atlantic,” a talk by Dr. Derek Gladwin to take place Friday November 24, 3-5pm in Hagey Hall 373. All are welcome to attend.
This talk explores the relationship between oil and memory in the North Sea. Linking place-based poetry, film, and web-based media, this talk considers how Roseanne Watt’s filmpoem Sullom (2014) unsettles dominant histories of North Sea oil culture (petroculture) in the Shetland Isles by confronting environmental and spatial injustices. Sullom’s musical score offers an additional element that creates an anti-aesthetic, ironizing petrochemical advertisement campaigns produced by energy companies such as Suncor Energy’s See What Yes Can Do (2013). Watt’s filmpoem ultimately confronts the spaces of Sullom Voe, which is an enormous oil terminal on Shetland, through a combination of literary and visual narratives of place that reclaim ways of being in the world from the dominant petroculture in which they function.
What: This interactive, half-day workshop will teach you effective networking strategies and will give you the opportunity to improve your interviewing skills.
When: Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9am-12pm
Where: TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)
Derek Gladwin, our Banting scholar, will be hosting an information session on postdoctoral fellowships. Derek has held four visiting fellowships, three of which were international, and two postdoctoral fellowships. The information session will be an opportunity to find out more about applying for postdoctoral fellowships and to talk casually about funding, publishing, etc.
What: This day is dedicated to helping you get your résumé and cover letter ready for your job search. Attend the morning session to learn how to prepare effective documents. Stay for the optional afternoon session to edit and improve your résumé and cover letter and get immediate feedback and advice from Career Advisors.
When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 9am-12pm (workshop) AND 12:30pm-4:00pm (optional write-in session)
Where: TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)
The Policy Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) is currently conducting its 2017-2018 recruitment campaign for the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP).
*Free lunch for workshop participants
Are you curious about copyright, trademarks and patents? Do you want to know more about these as they apply to teaching, research, and possible commercialization? Are you struggling to negotiate authorship on your papers?
Emily Andrew, senior editor at Cornell University Press, and Randy Schmidt, senior editor at University of British Columbia Press, will provide an opportunity to learn about the process of publishing with a university press, in Canada and the US. Topics of discussion include:
- what distinguishes university presses from other publishers
- how to locate the appropriate publisher for your work
- how to prepare an attractive prospectus
- how to turn your thesis into a book
- the peer review process
- sources of funding for scholarly monographs
- what to expect of your publisher and what your publisher will expect of you
University of Waterloo's Writing and Communication Centre is now accepting applications to participate in a program for doctoral students: Speak like a Scholar! Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral researchers develop their voices as independent scholars and give academic presentations such as dissertation defenses and conference papers with confidence.