Code of Student Conduct - Student Experience - Western University

This Q&A will help you familiarize yourself with Western University’s Code of Student Conduct. As one of the top Universities in Canada, Western has established high academic and behavioural standards and any compromise of these standards can be detrimental to both the individual and the University. As a student at Western University, you are a member of our community and you have the right and the responsibility to uphold our communal values. We must work together to promote a safe environment.

A Superhuman Disaster, A.K.A. Jessica Jones: Exploring Gender in Superhero Media

Marvel fans, particularly fans of Netflix’s Daredevil, are getting excited about Netflix’s next contribution to the MCU: Jessica Jones, the first season of which will be released in its entirety on November 20. Something of a companion show to Daredevil (The comics see Matt Murdock sweeping in as Jessica’s lawyer when she’s in a pinch—maybe there will be something similar in the show?), Jessica Jones follows the adventures of its eponymous protagonist, a former superhero turned private detective

For Queen, Country, and Colin Firth: Kingsman and the Figure of the Gentleman

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth’s perfectly poised character, Galahad, tells the chavvy Eggsy that one is not born a gentleman, one becomes a gentleman. In addition to revealing the heavily constructed nature of this social role, the film highlights a continuing cultural fascination with the figure of the gentleman. It’s 2015; didn’t we leave this figure behind long ago, perhaps in the trenches of the Great War?

Wee Whizz Bang: Englishness and Noise in Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End (Scholarly Paper)

This paper explores representations of Englishness in Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, identifying in particular a taciturn, monoglossic form of pre-Great War Englishness that is threatened by the cacophonous, heteroglossic post-War world. Through close formal analysis of "noise" in Ford's tetralogy, framed by an historicist reading of the socio-political contexts of the First World War, this paper demonstrates how Parade's End simultaneously elegises a "stiff-upper-lip" Englishness while marking
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