Listserv: Feb 8, 2016


“It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year’s Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids on their windows by January second to rub it in.”
Joan Bauer

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The Preamble

Hello everyone! So what are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re just planning to feed your fish, a hot date at Gert’s or contemplating a Gilmore Girls marathon with cinammon hearts, I hope you’re looking forward to our Valentine’s Day Roundtable : Love in the Time of… It’s more fun to burn your tongue while listening to cool histories on love and sexuality, right?

That being said, it’s still plenty of time left to send your best papers to Historical Discourses (so you did not waste those sleepless nights for nothing)!

I’ll spare you my rambling for our usual program now.

Lots of love everyone!

– Charlotte

The Main Events

LOVE IN THE TIME OF… | A Round Table on Sex, Love and Valentine’s Day
SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, February 15, Arts 160, 6:00-9:00 PM
In an age where we Netflix and chill on Valentine’s Day, write poetry to our beloved (or our cat) on Facebook Messenger and live-tweet bizarre emotional reactions to fictional characters, it’s always nice to see how love used to be. Professors Shannon Fitzpatrick and Alice Sharp and other guests to be confirmed from Classics will be joining us on Monday, Feburary 15 to discuss topics surrounding LUV in all its forms : platonic, romantic, homoerotic, neurotic, etc. So far I know that Queer Harlem Renaissance and the medieval origins of Valentine’s Day will be discussed  and I can guarantee that the other three topics will be just as interesting.
Candy and light snacks will be served. Feel free to invite friends, family or your date, as the event is open to the public. RSVP on Facebook.

TALK | Gold and Freedom: Money and the Fate of Emancipation in the United States After the Civil War 
By Nicolas Barreyre of the EHESS, Paris and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard.
Tuesday, February 16 at 4:30PM in Leacock 808

Media@McGill: Crisis of care?
On the social-reproductive contradictions of financialized capitalism
February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM at the Faculty of Law, Moot Court, 3644 Peel St. 

Media@McGill is excited to present a talk by Professor Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research in New York.

The Lecture and Q&A session is free and open to the public. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit Media@McGill’s website.

Les jeudis d’histoire 2016
February 11, 5:00 PM, UQÀM (Room DS-1950, Pavillon De-Sève)

Marise Bachand (UQTR): “Le sang français des dames créoles: genre et identité civique à la Nouvelle-Orléans, 1804-1904”

For more information visit McGill’s website.



Symposium: Celebrating Voltaire
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Voltaire was a celebrity and a figure of controversy in the 18th century. Famous for his wit and his advocacy of civil liberties, he remains the subject of much debate and discussion in the 21st century. Join McGill University Library and Archives and a group of local and international scholars for a one-day symposium “Celebrating Voltaire.”

The symposium will include sessions in both English and French. Visit the symposium agenda here: Space is limited. There is no admission charge but an RSVP is required at: or (514) 398-5711

The DPS and The Link present: Student Journalism Week! 
From February 13 to February 20
Join The McGill Daily, Le Délit, and The Link for a jam-packed week of free events on journalism and media! This annual series, for the first time spread across two different universities, will cover topics from race and media to investigative reporting to making a career in an increasingly competitive industry. Whether you’re new to reporting or you’re a seasoned journalist, this is your chance to meet professional journalists and delve into engaging discussions about media. Check out the full schedule of events on Facebook.


Call for Submissions 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Historical Discourses
DEADLINE: February 10, 2016, 11:59 PM

Historical Discourses is an annual open-accessed peer-reviewed undergraduate academic journal based out of McGill University. It serves as a scholarly forum for undergraduate students at McGill to critically engage with a range of intellectual and public debates through historical inquiry.

We invite all McGill undergraduates and recently graduated scholars to submit full-length research articles for the Spring 2016 issue. Topics from all geographical, temporal and thematic areas are welcome. Authors may submit up to two articles for consideration. Papers may be submitted in any language–however, all communications will be in either English or French.


Length // Articles, double-spaced (11 point font, preferably Times New Roman), including all references should not exceed 30 pages, and the style should conform to that outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (University of Chicago Press).

Coversheet // Please include the following information on a separate cover sheet:
Paper Title
A short abstract (250 to 300 words)
Your full name, program and email address

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment in PDF format to, along with a short bio (maximum 100 words). The authors will be notified on the acceptance of their papers by March 1, 2016. Articles must be original and previously unpublished.

The Peer Support Centre is Recruiting!
The Peer Support Centre (PSC) is recruiting students to join its Executive Team for the 2016-2017 academic year! The PSC is a student-led service that offers drop-in, confidential, non-judgmental and one-one-one support to McGill students. Applications close February 14th at 5pm. Please send your CV and cover letter to For more information, check out the application guide.

CFP: The McGill Journal of Middle East Studies
Deadline: February 13, 2016

MJMES is accepting submissions for its 2015-2016 issue! Papers must be at least 10 pages in length, concern the modern Middle East, have received a grade of A- or higher (we will also accept ungraded papers that have been written outside the classroom), and written in English, French or Arabic. We also encourage you to submit photo essays and cover photos! Submissions must be sent to by February 13th, 2016. The journal is also currently accepting shorter contributions, pieces ranging from 500 – 1000 words, on a rolling basis for its blog: (

CFP: Voces
Deadline: February 15, 2016

Submissions are open for Voces the Undergraduate journal of Caribbean, Latin American Studies and Hispanic Studies. Deadline for submissions is February 15th, 2015.

Submissions are also accepted for the cover photo of the journal. The photo must be related to the studies or related artwork. Requirements include a grade of B+ or greater, is in English, Spanish or French and in the related field.

To submit or inquire, email with the following information: class, grade, professor, title, your article and the reviewed paper.

If you have written an independent paper, please note that in your email.

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