Foreword

Foreword will introduce you to Humanities researchers at Brock University and explore how the Humanities can help us make sense of the rapidly changing world around us.
Produced by the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University, Canada.

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How are our personal and communal identities shaped by the stories we tell ourselves and the traumas we experience? Today's guest, Dr. Cristina Santos, shares how stories like Twilight, the Hunger Gam...
July 29, 2021
Populism: What is it, where do we see it, and why does it work? Today's episode explores some of the nuances of this political approach and how the American shift to Trumpism impacts Canada and other ...
July 21, 2021
It’s pretty fair to say that the last year has been a tumultuous one. We are still living through the pandemic, and we lived through the endless news cycles and uncertainties of the American election ...
July 14, 2021
What does it mean to be human in a post-COVID world? How are we connected to other humans? What is the role of privacy and social justice when responding to a global pandemic? What is our place in the...
July 7, 2021
This episode is a little bit different from our usual. Instead of interviewing a researcher, we're talking with one of our graduates. April Pett graduated from our French program in 2007 and has gone ...
June 30, 2021
Today’s guest is the recipient of this year’s Faculty of Humanities Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Elizabeth Vlossak is an Associate Professor with the Department of History where her courses incl...
June 23, 2021
Today's interview is with Troy Ouellette, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Visual Arts, where he specializes in assemblage theory, technology and conceptual art.  Our wide-ranging convers...
June 16, 2021
What is literary journalism and why is it important? How does literary journalism engage with social justice issues? How do we navigate the rise of "fake news" and the decline of local journalism? How...
June 9, 2021
What does opera look like today? What stories are being told with opera, and who is telling them? How is opera, and classical music generally, responding to social justice movements like Black Lives M...
June 2, 2021
Welcome to the second series of Foreword! We’re excited to bring you even more fascinating conversation with researchers from Brock University’s Faculty of Humanities. This past year has definitely be...
May 25, 2021

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