Arts BOO! October 30, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts BOO! October 30, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts BOO! October 30, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts BOO

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble, it’s almost Halloween! Quench your thirst with this witches’ brew of happenings around the Faculty of Arts!


Early Modern Keyboard ~ Join us for a selection of Baroque and Classical music from Bach, Haydn and Schubert, which will illustrate the history of the keyboard from the early 1700s to the 1800s through imaginative experiments in sonority. Performed by Roger Admiral (piano). Sunday, November 5 at 3 p.m., Convocation Hall. Click here to purchase tickets, and learn more about the concert in this interview with Roger Admiral: 

ABBEDAM ~ Each November, Abbedam, an entirely-student run production company, offers Department of Drama students in their BA, BEd, BA Honours, and MA the chance to perform and produce a full-length play. This year’s production, The Skriker, directed by recent BFA Acting graduate Philip Geller, runs from November 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Playing Space at the University of Alberta’s Timms Centre for the Arts. There will be two matinee performances November 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. with no evening show on November 5. 


Sound Studies Initiative ~ The Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite you to two exciting events this week: 1. Sound Sessions: Archives and uses of digital records for maintaining, reclaiming and revitalizing Indigenous Australian song practices, TODAY at 2 p.m., Student Lounge, Old Arts Building; 2. Ethnomusicology research master class with Dr. Treylon (University of Melbourne), Tuesday, October 31 at 2 p.m., 3-47 Old Arts Building. More details here

Unnatural Resources ~ Please join anthropologist Mark Nuttall and postdoctoral fellow (Sociology) Rafico Ruiz in conversation at UAlberta North for Unnatural Resources: The Stories People Tell about Polar Environments, Wednesday, November 1 from 12 – 1 p.m., Ring House 3 (west of the Faculty Club).

Keywords in Sociology ~ You are invited to the next Keywords in Sociology lecture, “Indentity,” with Chris Andersen (Native Studies), Robyn Lee (Sociology) and Kevin Haggerty (Sociology). Wednesday, November 1, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Arts Lounge (Arts and Convocation Hall).

 So you have a language degree. Now what? ~ Join the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultural StudiesEast Asian Studies and the Career Centre for a panel discussion addressing career options for language majors. The panel will feature graduates of the language programs who have put their degrees to work. Thursday, November 2 from 5 – 7 p.m., Humanities L2. 

Faculty Research ~ The Department of English & Film Studies invites you to the last Faculty Research Event this term, a Tête-à-Tête with professors’ Teresa Zackodnik and Michael Litwack, Thursday, November 2 at 4 p.m.,  Humanities 3-95 (Salter Reading Room).

K-POP! ~ Love K-POP? Join the Department of East Asian Studies for 2017 K-POP Singing and Dance Contest this Friday,  November 3 from 4 – 7 p.m., Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) 1-430. More information here.

Beautiful Scars ~ The Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Modern Languages & Cultural Studies invite you to a lecture, Beautiful Scars: Online Discourse on Tattooing as Self-Care for Breast Cancer ‘Survivors,’ with Reisa Klein. Friday, November 3 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Senate Chamber, Arts and Convocation Hall 3-26.

 Open Minds 2017 ~ Each fall, the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) co-host Open Minds in celebration of talented and innovative humanities and social sciences colleagues at the University of Alberta. This year’s Open Minds event takes place on Tuesday, November 7, and will feature lightning talks from researchers funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), including (from the Faculty of Arts): Juhani Järvikivi (Linguistics) and Linda Trimble (Political Science). Click here to RSVP.  

Panel Discussion & Book Launch ~ Join political science professor Malinda Smith for a panel discussion & book launch of The Equity Myth: Equity, Indigeneity and Racial Justice in the Canadian Universities takes place Thursday, November 9, 3 – 5 p.m., Telus 134.


Power Moves ~ TODAY! The Department of Political Science‘s Power Moves lecture series invites you to Reflections on Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention, with Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Tory Breezeway 2.


The Persistence of Persepolis ~ Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies’ professor Chris Reyns-Chikuma and PhD candidate Houssem Ben Lazreg explore Marjane Satrapi’s landmark graphic novel, Persepolis, and its influence on other Middle Eastern graphic novelists in this UAlberta Folio article


Arts Work Experience celebration! ~ On Wednesday, October 25, we celebrated the employers and mentors who, in partnership with our Arts Work Experience (AWE) program, are helping to shape the work forces, and workplaces, of tomorrow. Read more about it (and other AWE opportunities) here


Contested Legacies ~ Recent calls to change the names of schools, neighbourhoods and parks, and for the removal of statues, plaques and other memorials to prominent people have generated heated and contentious public debate. In response, the Department of History and Classics presented a panel discussion, Controversies Over Commemoration: John A. Macdonald, Frank Oliver and other Contested Legacies. Read History and Classics Chair David Marples post-event CBC article here. Read UAlberta’s Folio article here

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