Understanding in Education

Understanding in Education

By Thomas Kazakoff Individuals who attend university are faced with a multitude of varied challenges once they leave the comforts of academia. The function of any university is purportedly to provide persons with the skills to confront these obstacles, and…

"On Liberal Education" by Brock McLeod

“On Liberal Education” by Brock McLeod

Editor’s note: Brock McLeod graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies from VIU (formerly Malaspina University-College) and went on to became a passionate advocate for the kind of learning that we foster here, in which students engage in small seminar…

"An Appeal to Moderate Patriotism"

“An Appeal to Moderate Patriotism”

By Braedan Zimmer Patriotism is often associated with an unconditional love and support of one’s country, even at the expense of all other countries. A patriot in this form (an extreme patriot) can be dangerous and radical, at times using…

"Filippo Brunelleschi and the Spirit of Classicism"

“Filippo Brunelleschi and the Spirit of Classicism”

By Jill Foster With the rise of the Renaissance came the renewal of values with fresh inspiration sought for in classical antiquity, and the architecture of this time was no exception to this trend. By digging into the characteristics of…

"Closed on Account of Transformation: Two-Faced Humanity  in Ionesco’s Rhinoceros"

“Closed on Account of Transformation: Two-Faced Humanity in Ionesco’s Rhinoceros”

    By Zoe McKenna Satire as a genre is born from general dissatisfaction and disillusionment with humanity as a whole. It is a critique of society, often in such a way as to make humans and their actions laughable or…

“A Lonely Indian Boy”

“A Lonely Indian Boy”

“A Lonely Indian Boy”: Censorship and Isolation Surrounding Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Zoe McKenna In a world full of people driven by social interaction, it is difficult to ignore how heavily one can be influenced…

Ann Radcliffe’s Sublime and Eastern Modes of Transcendence

Ann Radcliffe’s Sublime and Eastern Modes of Transcendence

Ann Radcliffe’s Sublime: How Clarity-of-Mind Equates Eastern Modes of Transcendence in A Sicilian Romance By Laura-Lee Bowers Ann Radcliffe was canonized at her passing in 1823. Her genius was recognized in her lifetime; she was made a legacy by her death. In…

Construction of the Genevan “Woman”

Construction of the Genevan “Woman”

The Construction of the Genevan “Woman” in Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality By Diana Pearson 1791, French feminist Olympe de Gouges critiqued patriarchy by writing Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen. She was accused of treason and executed. This…

Feminist Standpoint Epistemology and Objectivity

Feminist Standpoint Epistemology and Objectivity

Feminist Standpoint Epistemology and Objectivity By Andrew Freundlich Can the feminist approach to epistemology only work in a relativistic framework that rejects the traditional concept of objectivity? Feminist standpoint epistemology seeks to create a stronger objectivity by rejecting the traditional concept…

How History is Presented in Sebald’s Austerlitz

How History is Presented in Sebald’s Austerlitz

An Analysis of How History is Presented in W.G. Sebald’s Novel Austerlitz By Tyeson Davies Barton When one says that something is a historical event, one is saying that it is important and therefore worthy to be included in history….