Interview with Xiying Xu

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Our team organized an interview with Xiying Xu who is currently living in Waterloo about her article “Butterfly(2004) and Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Collective Movements” which will be featured in the Spring edition of Chrysalis. In her article, she compares the movie Butterflyto Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy movements.  Xiying recently graduated from McGill’s English undergraduate program with a focus on Cultural Studies from … Continue reading Interview with Xiying Xu

Contesting Food: A Taste of Persia and the issue of Food Ownership

By Adriana Franco. Former lawyer and cookbook author Naomi Duguid writes in the prologue of her book about a map in her office showing the Persian Empire under emperors Cyrus and Darius, which at the time encompassed not only the Iranian plateau but a great deal of the Caucasian regions. Though at first glance the title of her work leads the average reader to think … Continue reading Contesting Food: A Taste of Persia and the issue of Food Ownership