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"Serve Canada with Men Like These": Masculinity, "Peacekeeping," and National Identity in Cold War Canada, 1956-1959
This paper explores the ways in which the construction of militarized masculinities in Cold War Canadian media reflected the hegemonic masculinities and broader social trends of the period. This paper focuses specifically ...
Applying Feminist and Queer Theories to Gender-Based Violence in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study of the Transition Process in Liberia
This MRP applies Feminist and Queer theories to gender-based violence in Post-Conflict Societies, evaluating specifically the transition process in Liberia.
Interpreting a Past: Presenting Gender History at Living History Sites in Ontario
Drawing upon close observation of site practices, interviews, and visitor surveys, this project analyses the programming offered at historic sites, highlighting the aspects of history that are omitted or treated superficially. ...
Tragic America: Terror, Metaphor, and the Contemporary American Novel
Since the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the literature of the United States has become increasingly concerned with telling tragic stories. While the literature written about the attacks is considerable and operates as ...
Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchist Networks in Southern Ontario and the Northeastern United States, 1915-1940
Previous studies of the left have tended to focus on groups or movements within the confines of national boundaries. Yet the adherents of these organizations were often migrants who traveled to and lived in multiple states. ...
Author of Prodigies: Representing the Female Letter-Writer in English Renaissance Literature
This dissertation seeks to show that the figure of the female letter-writer in English Renaissance literature, rather than reflecting the culture’s desire to contain, undermine, or destroy the notion of women’s textual ...
Associations between abdominal adiposity, exercise, morbidity and mortality
The increasing prevalence of abdominal obesity worldwide poses a serious public health problem and hence, presents a target for research designed to improve the assessment or treatment of abdominal obesity. Specifically, ...
Mother Russia and the Socialist Fatherland: Women and the Communist Party of Canada, 1932-1941, with specific reference to the activism of Dorothy Livesay and Jim Watts
This dissertation traces a shift in the Communist Party of Canada, from the 1929 to 1935 period of militant class struggle (generally known as the ‘Third Period’) to the 1935-1939 Popular Front Against Fascism, a period ...
Emerging Voices: Reading Canadian Youth Online
“Emerging Voices: Reading Canadian Youth Online” examines digital youth-generated cultural content, including text, intertext, visual art, photography and tweets. I argue that youth are not simply passive recipients of ...
A Great War of Expectations: Men, Mothers, and Monsters in Toronto, 1914-1918
Gendered expectations about wartime duty were central to Toronto’s mobilization during the First World War. How Torontonians defined these duties and responsibilities – and how they imagined the war they were waging – ...