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CATE President Jodi Nickel (Mount Royal University) shared her latest read with CSSE:
I’m currently reading the novel It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. I was inspired to read it while listening to the CBC Radio Ideas podcast American Fascism: It Can’t Happen Here? Eerily prescient, Lewis wrote this book in 1935 when the US was still relatively unaware of Hitler’s fascism. There are many frightening parallels between the novel and current events south of the border that would interest CSSE members, most notably media interference.
CASWE Member Lindsay Herriot (Victoria) currently has two books on her bedside table: Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist The*logy (Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza) and The Golden Compass (by Phillip Pullman).
The first is because I’m fascinated by feminist and queer theology. While I’m currently working on a related project with Dr. Tonya Callaghan at the University of Calgary called The Catholic Closet, I’m reading this one for non-work reasons. In truth, I came across it at a used book sale, and am so glad I did. Besides being a seminal work in the field, it’s a fantastic read.
The second is borrowed to from the library, and my spouse is reading a few pages out loud every night. While we’re only at chapter 5 (no spoilers please!) it seems rather fitting for these political times. Also there’s talking animals, so that’s pretty great.