WAFFLES
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Whistling: March 30, 2019

Whistle while you… WAFFLE? We don’t cover any of the obvious ones (except for one request) in this all-whistling WAFFLES!, selecting instead some of the more obscure whistling-centric works of classical music, jazz, alternative pop and even a great (?) reggae cover of an ’80s whistling-heavy hit. Whistle along with WAFFLES! Tracks this episode: WAFFLES! Continue Reading

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“His Fear Thrust Firmly Down in Him” : Bigger and the Black Belt in Richard Wright’s Native Son

This podcast examines the complex life and inner monologue of Bigger Thomas in Richard Right’s 1940 novel, Native Son. This podcast uses a playlist as a vehicle through which it will circumnavigate the racially-driven marginalization that confines Bigger and the Thomas family to Chicago’s Black Belt in the 1930’s.  Contributors to this episode are Maya Continue Reading

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The Quiet Resilience of Maud Martha

As part of an English Seminar on African American Sound and Literature, a group of students dives into the world of Maud Martha, a short novel by the African American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks. Through a series of songs like “New York State of Mind,” and short discussions, this podcast navigates through moments of suppression and Continue Reading

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Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man and the Call for Activism

In this podcast we look at how the contemporary and/or traditional music selections in our playlist help develop a collective understanding of Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man as a call for activism. Our podcast discusses key themes like segregation and solidarity, invisibility as empowerment, and a focus on sound that joins our music selections with Continue Reading

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The Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award: Celebrating Service and Contributions to Queen’s University

This episode of Campus Beat features our chat with the five outstanding winners of the 2019 Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award. This year’s winners are Erika Campell, Zac Baum, Benji Christie, Umpai Thammachack and Olivia Rondeau. Learn more about their acheivements, inspiration, and what’s coming up next for these wonderful folks! Cha Gheill! Special Thanks to Continue Reading

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Get Out Greta!

This week, Mike and Taylor chat about the film Greta while going through the week’s recent film news, discussing news about the movie “Us”, our weekly Jussie Smollett update, and of course answer some fun fan questions to kick things off!

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Julian Yang , PhD student in Medieval History, supervised by Dr Richard Greenfield.

Topic: Constructing holiness and unholiness through writing and reflection of authorial motivations in Christian literary works produced in medieval Byzantium. Overview: For the successful completion of this project, examining the authorial role in composing hagiographical literature and possible motivations behind hagiographers for promoting the cult of saints is paramount. Medieval Byzantium was actually quite a skeptical society, Continue Reading

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One-Hit Wonders
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For the Love of Christie

And the hits just don’t come easy on One-Hit Wonders: The Follow-Ups! Like Christie: remember “Yellow River”? Can he follow it with another one? Find out next! SAN BERNADINO, CHRISTIE SHES READY, SPIRAL STAIRCASE GOOD GUYS ONLY MAKE IT IN THE MOVIES, MEL AND TIM BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER, WILLIAM DEVAUGHN I’LL BE YOUR Continue Reading

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