Arts Buzz: March 20, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: March 20, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: March 20, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s officially spring, and we are bursting with the beautiful music, thoughts and words of our Arts community!        


Shadows and Light: a musical reflection on the contrasting themes of grief and healing, joy and pain, light and darkness. Performed by Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and guest Lindsey Goodman (flute). Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m., Winspear Centre. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


› Tuesday, March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and KIAS, English and Film Studies, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Political Science and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) group invites you to a panel discussion: “Islamophobia: Intersections & Cross Currents” from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Humanities, L3. All are welcome! 

› Join us for the next English and Film Studies’ Faculty Works in Progress series, featuring EFS professor Mike ODriscoll: “Algorithmic Authorities: Editing Jackson Mac Low’s Stein Poems“, Wednesday, March 22, from 12 – 1 p.m., Humanities Centre, 3-95.

Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite you to an upcoming @ Noon event: “Solos’ Ensemble: Persian Music Ensembles and the Course of Modernity, Individuality and Identity”, this Wednesday, March 22 from 12 – 1 p.m., 3-47 Old Arts Building. 

› The next noon hour organ recital features visiting artist Valerie Hall performing music by Canadian women composers in a program called “Celebrating Canada’s Feminine Edge“. Wednesday, March 22, 12 – 1 p.m., Convocation Hall.

› Hey all you creatives out there! Think entrepreneurship exists only within the realm of business? Think again. Come to the launch of eHUB Creative on March 22, with guest speaker Jason Kapalka (co-founder of PopCap Games), Wednesday, March 22, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Humanities L-1. Q & A, reception and tour of eHUB to follow. Click here to RSVP.

›Kule Connect Cafes presents, “Contextualizing Constitutions. Negotiating a nation – What matters?“, Wednesday, Mar 22 from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Arts Student Lounge. In consideration of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, this Kule Connect Cafe will invite critical looks at our Constitution.

› The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies invites you to their first Central European Talk of 2017: “Visions and Mimics: Interwar Architectural Modernism in Budapest”, with Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, PhD Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest. Thursday, 3 p.m., Senate Chamber, Arts. 

› The Department of Political Science’s Power Moves lecture series presents: “Critical Race and Whiteness Studies in the Neo-Liberal University: Comparative Reflections”, with Fiona Nicoll. Thursday, March 23 from 3:30 – 5 p.m., Tory 10-4.

› The 31st Annual Royce Conference, hosted by the Department of Psychology, provides a showcase for research within the department, as well as psychology research in the broader university and Edmonton community. All are welcome to attend! Keynote speaker (Friday, March 24): Tony Volk (Child and Youth Studies, Brock University) on Bullying – A Multidisciplinary Viewpoint. Day 1: Thursday, March 23, 2017 (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) Day 2: Friday, March 24, 2017 (8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Location: ECHA L1-190.

› The Department of History & Classics presents the LH Thomas Lecture 2017, with ​Joshua Fogel, Canada Research Chair in Chinese History at York University. The lecture, “Friendship in a time of war: Uchiyama Kanzō and Lu Xun in Prewar Shanghai“, will look at the extraordinary friendship between Lu Xun, China’s most famous writer of the 20th century and the Japanese bookshop owner Uchiyama Kanzō. Wednesday, March 29,  7 – 8 p.m., Humanities L-1. Reception to follow, 5th floor AB School of Business. Please RSVP here


› On March 17, Arts alumna Paula Simons recalls a 2009 interview with Derek Walcott, Nobel laureate and former University of Alberta distinguished scholar in residence, on the day of his passing at the age of 87.

› How we process language speaks volumes about who we are, but where we are may also matter, says linguist Juhani Järvikivi in this profile in our Work of Arts blog.

› In the next Department of English and Film Studies short video featuring the research of their academic staff, we feature Katherine Binhammer on Capitalism and the 18th Century English novel.  “If capital would be a novel, what would be the plot? Where did the novel come from, why did it appear at a particular moment in time? What does Robinson Crusoe tell us?”: 

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