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Memorial Reckoning and the Fall of Imperial Icons

Memorial Reckoning and the Fall of Imperial Icons poster

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, CRiCS members gathered virtually for the launch of a special issue of Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition on "Memorial Reckoning and the Fall of Imperial Icons."

This special issue was co-edited by CRiCS Director Angela Failler, CRiCS Acting Director Jason Hannan, and CRiCS Research Coordinator Sabrina Mark. A number of other CRiCS members acted as contributors; essays and reviews were written by Melissa Funke (Classics), Tracy Whalen (Rhetoric, Writing and Communications), Alyson Brickey (English), and Emma De Sousa (Cultural Studies MA Program). It is a continuation of the Memorial Reckoning event hosted by CRiCS and the Critical Race Network on January 21, 2021, which was an online conversation on monuments, memorials, and calls for justice. These themes were carried over to this special issue, which came into focus following the toppling of the Queen Victoria statue on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature on July 1, 2021.

Read the whole issue here.