Stacks upon stacks of old hardcover books.

What we're up to

  • Book cover for "Certain Concealments" by Dana Medoro.
  • Certain Concealments: Poe, Hawthorne, and Early Nineteeth Century Abortion

    By Dr. Dana Medoro

    Congratulations to Dr. Dana Medoro on the publication of her latest book.

    Antebellum America saw a great upsurge in abortion, driven in part by the rise of the pharmaceutical industry. Unsurprisingly, the practice became increasingly visible in the popular culture and literature of the era, appearing openly in advertisements, popular fiction, and newspaper reports. The author demonstrates that the work of Poe and Hawthorne can be usefully read in the context of debates on fetal life and personhood that circulated in the era.

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  • Reproductive Rites: Book Launch and Abortion Outreach

    Thursday, January 26, 2023
    6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. panel discussion
    Nicolino's Restaurant, 2077 Pembina Hwy.
    No registration required.

    Dr. Medoro will launch her book in solidarity with the Women's Health Clinic. This event will be MC'd by Lisa Naylor, formerly an abortion counsellor with the WHC, now the MLA for Wolseley. Small donations for the Women's Health Clinic will be gratefully accepted; the clinic provides valuable services downtown to all genders and is currently in need of ultrasound equipment. Some books will be available for purchase. 

    In partnership with the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities.

  • Seeds

    By Annabel Soutar. Directed by Dr. Katrina Dunn.

    NOVEMBER 18-26, 2022

    The fall 2022 mainstage production of the UM Theatre Program was Seeds, a gripping portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict. Created through verbatim theatre techniques, it documents the 2004 Supreme Court of Canada showdown between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and biotech multinational Monsanto Inc., when a single farmer stood up to international agribusiness and almost won. 


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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
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