SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Cottage Industry: Creating and Controlling William Wordsworth’s Reputation
Key events in Wordsworth’s career show the poet as both fortunate and as a master manipulator of his own reputation.
OCTOBER 15, 2010
Resistance is Reasonable: Spoken Word and the Public Performance of Text
Dr. Justin McGrail, Art History
Where do poetry, theatre, music, dance, and performance art meet? This illustrated talk will explore the history of spoken word in Canada and the US and include the performance of original work.
Much of what we see occupies spaces of invisibility. This talk touches on the key humanities themes of ‘point of view’ and ‘voice’ as well as addressing broader academic questions about the diffusion of knowledge and power in the social and physical world.