VIU’s Sonnet L’Abbé reworks Shakespeare

Identity is a prominent theme in modern art and scholarship. Who are we as individuals in this globalized, rapidly changing world? For Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé of the VIU Creative Writing Department, contemplating her black identity and settler privilege whilst grappling with the sonnets of William Shakespeare opened up insights into her cultural inheritances. These included … Continued

VIU professor leads Nanaimo March on Washington

Above: Hamdi Aweys gave an impassioned speech on the plight of women in her home country of Somalia. 📷 Paul Marck By News Editor Aislinn Cottell Sonnet L’Abbé, poet and professor at Vancouver Island University, had never organized a protest march. She didn’t necessarily identify as an activist, albeit having attended several such events in the past. A … Continued

New professors hired in creative writing department

By contributor Aislinn Cottell   If you have the time to pry an eye from your textbooks this semester, you might spot a few different faces on the endless stairs we call home. In the wake of several departures from the Creative Writing and English departments last year, some new members have been hired this fall to … Continued

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