This week in Arts Buzz: fresh off the Thanksgiving long weekend, we continue the feast with fantastic lectures and the start of Studio Theatre’s 2017/18 season!
ARTS & CULTURE
› A Bright Room Called Day ~ University of Alberta Studio Theatre presents its first play of the 2017/18 season, A Bright Room Called Day by Anthony Kushner. Set in parallel worlds of 1930s Germany and present day, a group of artists slowly realize the political terror about to unfold around them, and must decide to flee or fight for their true beliefs. October 12–21 at 7:30 p.m., preview October 11 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. See the backstage photo album here.
› Broadus Lectures ~ TODAY! The Department of English & Film Studies invites you to their annual Broadus Lectures, presented this year by Katherine Binhammer. This lecture series demonstrates the necessity of thinking about economic issues through the lens of the humanities and liberal arts. October 10, 12 & 13. All lectures at 3:30 p.m. in Humanities L-1. Read more about the Broadus Lectures here.
› Starfest Reader’s Festival ~ TODAY! Anthropologist Pam Willoughby will be in conversation with Claire Cameron, author of The Last Neanderthal, at the St. Albert Starfest Reader’s Festival at 7 p.m., St. Albert Public Library.
› Dallas Cullen Memorial Lecture ~ As the kick-off event of their 30th anniversary celebrations, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies Feminist Research Speaker Series 2017-2018 presents the Dallas Cullen Memorial Lecture – Mobilizing Movements: Architecting Dance. In collaboration with The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, this year’s lecture (and performance) will be presented by dance artist and choreographer Alice Sheppard. Thursday, October 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Van Vliet Centre 2-210. Reception to follow in Van Vliet Centre 2-610. Read more about the event here.
› Hurtig Annual Lecture ~ The Department of Political Science presents The North: The 12th Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada, with internationally acclaimed author and playwright Tomson Highway. Thursday, October 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) 1-44. Free Admission, but with limited seating. Please RSVP here.
THIS AND THAT
› In advance of the long Thanksgiving weekend, we shared photos taken from around campus on a particularly beautiful autumn afternoon. See the Facebook photo album here.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
› Humanities Computing grad student (and recent Falling Walls 2017 winner!) Kenzie Gordon writes this thought piece in UAlberta’s The Quad about her research. Read The Little-Known Field of Violence-Prevention Video Games here.
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