The tragic hero, Twitter, and a teach-a-thon?

We have all encountered the news stories about sexual assaults at various campuses and their aftermath. On Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM professors from across UWaterloo’s Faculty of Arts will be participating in a Rape Culture teach-a-thon. English is represented by faculty members Kathy Acheson, Jay DolmageAimée Morrison, Heather Smyth, and Linda Warley. You can drop in any time; everything from Game of Thrones to Twitter, Tragic Heroes, and Drinking in Colonial Spaces will be discussed:

  • Rape culture and drinking in colonial public space, Julia Roberts (History)
  • Rape culture and Game of Thrones, Katy Fulfer (Philosophy)
  • Rape culture and law, Rashmee Singh (Sociology and Legal Studies)
  • Rape culture and humour, Toni Serafini (Sexuality, Marriage and the Family)
  • Rape culture and the tragic hero, Kathy Acheson (English)
  • Rape culture and vampire fiction, Trevor Holmes (Centre for Teaching Excellence)
  • Rape culture and military law, Doug Peers (History, Dean of Arts)
  • Rape culture and popular films about university life, Jay Dolmage (English)
  • Rape culture and Twitter, Aimée Morrison (English)
  • Rape culture and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Susan Roy (History)
  • Rape culture and testimony, Linda Warley (English)
  • Rape culture and trans people, Shannon Dea (Philosophy)
  • Rape culture and war, Marlene Epp (Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel)
  • Rape culture and ignorance, Tim Kenyon (Philosophy)
  • Rape culture and racism, Heather Smyth (English)

Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served.


HH – J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities

The Hub
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Image: Lord Byron, whose own assaults have been overlooked or romanticized, to the point where we talk of Byronic heroes….


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