Faculty of Arts

SMArt ReadsOur faculty members in all disciplines within the Faculty of Arts publish regularly on a wide range of research topics. Here is a sample of recent faculty work, with links to more details about each book. 

Recent publications from Saint Mary's faculty members:
(Note: Under construction.) 

SMArts NewslettersThese annual print newsletters, provided here in PDF format, highlight memorable moments from each academic year. Published every fall, they also include feature stories about Arts faculty members, students and alumni, as well as updates on curriculum, faculty research and publications. 

Read the SMArts Newsletter Fall 2019 edition, and explore the archive of past issues below. 

Archive of SMArts Newsletters:

2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012  
2011 2009 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Student Conferences 

Call for Papers

The next Faculty of Arts Student Conference is scheduled for March 6, 2020. Students are invited to present their research in several formats this year: 15-minute oral presentations; posters, videos or websites; and roundtable sessions. Submit a 500-word abstract detailing your research topic to kirrily.freeman@smu.ca by January 31, 2020.

Past conferences

Participants in the 2016 Student Empowerment Conference reflected on the nature of cultural traditions and how cultural struggles affect social identity, mobility and community. Presenters represented a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives. Read their work.  

For the 2015 Student Empowerment Conference, participants were asked to consider these questions: “How do class, race and gender complicate life on campus and in the wider world? How are our everyday experiences shaped by power relationships? What is the relationship between power and knowledge?” Read their work.   

Vision Statement

The questions posed by scholars in the Arts, and the answers their research provides, hold deep and enduring value; they provide a forum for intellectual inquiry that is not available anywhere else. As a collegial community of professors, students, administrators and staff, we are committed to the principles expressed in our vision statement. Click below to read our vision statement, or click here for a PDF version.

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