The Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series. Talking Arts. Seeing Ideas.

Previous Presentations

Fall 2015

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
The Truth and Nothing But the Truth?

Susan Juby, Creative Writing Department

The line between truth and fiction can be blurry, and it certainly is in Susan Juby's new novel, The Truth Commission. The award-winning author will discuss the creation of this illustrated young adult novel, which examines the complex issues of the truth in stories.

OCTOBER 16, 2015
A Journey in Jazz: From Inspiration to Performance

Gregory Bush, Music Department

Where does the musical idea come from? How is it developed and translated into notes on a page, and then interpreted in performance? This presentation -- and performance -- will follow the process of musical composition from an idea to our ears.

NOVEMBER 20, 2015
“Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves”:
The Contrapuntal Rantings of a Half-Breed Girl

Allyson Anderson, First Nations Studies Department

Stereotypes of Indigenous women abound in the colonial imaginations of North Americans, yet representations of the Métisse (women of mixed blood, and/or historic Métis) are rare. This presentation asserts that the few (mis)representations that do exist are rooted in Euro-settlers’ anxiety about their appropriation of Indigenous lands and potential lines of inheritance.

 

 

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