From the Centre in Widening Circles: Alice Te Punga Somerville on Poetry, Humour, and Not Being All the Things
To mark the publication of her first book of poetry, Always Italicise: How To Write While Colonized, Dr. Alice Te Punga Somerville reflects on poetry, relationality, and building networks beyond academia to help one overcome the incapacitating fear of individual failure.
Remembering Dr. Y-Dang Troeung
It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Y-Dang Troeung, EL&L Associate Professor. Dr. Troeung was a brilliant scholar whose research continues to transform conversations in critical refugee studies, transnational Asian literatures, transpacific Cold War studies, and critical disability studies.
Prof. James Stratton: The Role of Historical Linguistics in the Second Language Classroom
When it comes to picking up a language related to one you already know, learning a bit about its history can help speed up the process. “The results, in my mind, are quite groundbreaking. It shows that knowledge of historical linguistics can have a practical function in society,” says Language faculty Dr. James Stratton.