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Leo Charles Ferrari
|Born||December 8, 1927|
|Died||October 7, 2010 (aged 82)|
|Employer||St. Thomas University|
|Spouse(s)||Lorna E. Drew|
Leo Charles Ferrari (December 8, 1927 – October 7, 2010) was a St. Thomas University philosophy professor, noted Saint Augustine scholar, and founding member of the parody organization Flat Earth Society of Canada.
Flat Earth Society activities
In Ferrari's writings in support of the FES and the Flat Earth, he attributed everything from gender to racial inequality on the globularist and the Spherical Earth model. Ferrari even claimed to have nearly fallen off "the Edge" of the Earth at Brimstone Head on Fogo Island.
Ferrari was a key figure in the 1990 flat earth "documentary", In Search of the Edge. In the accompanying study guide, Ferrari is outed as a "globularist," someone who believes the earth is spherical. The intent of the film was to promote critical thinking about media by "[attempting] to prove in convincing fashion, something everyone knew to be false."
- The conversions of Saint Augustine. Villanova, Pennsylvania: Villanova University Press. 1984. ISBN 9780877230397. OCLC 17228498.
- Different Minds/ Living with Alzheimer Disease. (with Lorna Drew). Villanova, Pennsylvania: Villanova University Press. 2005. ISBN 9780864924438. OCLC 17228498.
- Published Essays
- Ferrari, Leo (1975). "Feminism and Education in a Flat Earth Perspective". McGill Journal of Education. X (1): 77–81. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Human Rights Pamphlets
- The rise of human rights; a Canadian outline. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Human Rights Commission, Dept. of Labour, 1970. OCLC 107688
- Human rights and the Canadian Indian. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Human Rights Commission, Dept. of Labour, 1973. OCLC 3570417
- Human rights in a changing world : the problem of preserving human values in the upheavals caused by science and technology. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Human Rights Commission, Dept. of Labour, 1977. OCLC 3968828
- The worm's revenge. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Mortuary Press, 1968. OCLC 18945843
- Over the Edge: Poems in Grateful Celebration of Fifty Years of Life, Love and of Laughter. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Owl and the Pussycat, 1977. OCLC 5488675
- "Biographical sketch". Leo C. Ferrari Fonds. UNB Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Leo Charles Ferrari". New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia. St. Thomas University. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Leo Ferrari: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam". Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- Fraser, Raymond (2007). When the Earth was flat. Windsor, Ontario, Canada: Black Moss Press. pp. 15–23. ISBN 9780887534393. OCLC 153913670.
- Colombo, John R (1984). Canadian Literary Landmarks. Dundurn. p. 19. ISBN 978-0888820730.
- Barrie, Scott (Director); Marsh, Robert (Narrator) (2005). In search of the edge : an inquiry into the shape of the earth and the disappearance of Andrea Barns (DVD). Toronto, Ontario: Pancake Productions. ISBN 9781594582295. OCLC 81094526.
- In search of the edge : an inquiry into the shape of the earth and the disappearance of Andrea Barns (PDF) ((Study Guide)). Barrie, Scott. Toronto, Ontario: Pancake Productions. 2005.