Arts Buzz: September 12, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: September 12, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: September 12, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

Arts Buzz is a weekly feature highlighting the Faculty of Arts and our fabulous community of creative and innovative alumni, students, faculty and staff. 

This week in Arts Buzz: the Faculty of Arts is “buzzing” once again with exciting events, alumni award winners and a new Writer-in-Residence!


› As we look forward to Alumni Weekend (Sept 22-25, 2016), the Faculty of Arts is proud to share the stories of our inspiring alumni award recipients! First up, two Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: Linda C. Cook (’74 BA, ’75 BLS, ’87 MLS), a lifelong public libraries champion and Judd Buchanan (’53 BA), who lived a life of public service.

Sunaura Taylor

Sunaura Taylor

› Join the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies for the closing reception of femlab’s popular exhibition Sunaura Taylor, Selected Works 2008-2016 on Wednesday, September 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the femlab gallery, 1-02 Assiniboia Hall. Sunaura Taylor is a writer, painter, scholar and activist. Her work emphasizes and explores the connections between disability politics, the rights of non-human animals and the relationships between human and non-human animals based on interdependence rather than exploitation.

› folkwaysAlive! @Noon Series presents: Following Folkways in New York City: An Exploration of Music and History through Musical Automata this Wednesday, September 14th from noon to 1 p.m. in 3-47 Arts. Over the summer of 2016, undergrad Jeremy Witten worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum in Manhattan, New York — the original home of Folkways Records. Through funding provided by the University of Alberta’s Undergraduate Research Initiative and folkwaysAlive!, Jeremy made recordings of their instruments and interviewed the curators. He will share his diverse experiences of the intersections between music and museums in New York, a project that has been greatly influenced by the Smithsonian Folkways mission.

› The Faculty of Arts welcomes Jaspreet Singh, our new Writer-in-Residence this year. Jaspreet is a novelist, essayist and a short story writer. Join him in the Salter Room (Humanities Centre 3-95) for an informal meet & greet on Wednesday Sept 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome.


› The Sociology Colloquium Series and the CRC in Social Theory, Culture and Law will be hosting a sheldon-pollockdistinguished guest this week, Pat O’Malley (University of Sydney).  “Neoliberalism, Crime and Criminal Justice” will take place this Tuesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in Tory 5-15.

› The inaugural Linguistics Colloquium welcomes Nicholas Thieberger from the University of Melbourne, who will discuss “New ways with old words: An exploration of the papers of Daisy Bates” this Wednesday, September 14, from 4-5:30 p.m. in CCIS 1-16. This paper describes a text-encoding project treating the vocabulary collection of a number of Australian indigenous languages that was created by Daisy Bates in the early 1900s. Her work records words and sentences from a number of Western Australian Aboriginal languages.

› The Department of English & Film Studies and the Wirth Institute for Austrian & Central European Studies invite you to a talk with visiting speaker Eugenia Sojka, Associate Professor, Founding Indigenizing Canadian Drama, Theatre and Performance – Traditional Indigenous forms of cultural expression on the contemporary Canadian stage…and the Polish connection will be presented this Wednesday, September 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Humanities 3-95. All are welcome!








› Women’s & Gender Studies is delighted to invite you to a Symposium on Problematizing the Carceral State, featuring lectures by professors of Philosophy Perry Zurn (American University) and Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt). The lecture takes place Thursday, September 15th, 4-6:30pm in Humanities Centre L3.

› The Department of History & Classics is pleased to present a lecture by Sheldon Pollock (Columbia University, NY). The lecture, entitled Areas, Disciplines and The Goals of Inquiry will take place Friday, September 16 in 1-05 Business from 3-4:30 p.m. Reception to follow. All are welcome!


› In July, the International Symposium on Citizenship in a Transnational Perspective” was held at the University of Alberta. The sessions were recorded and are now available for viewing here.

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