Arts Buzz: February 12, 2018 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: February 12, 2018 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: February 12, 2018

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s Valentine’s Day all week in the Faculty of Arts, with a big box of delectable lectures, irresistible events and a bouquet of ecosexual delights!   


Valentine’s Day with Feminism ~ Join us for the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies‘ annual Valentine’s Day with Feminism lecture – Assuming the Ecosexual Position – featuring distinguished visitors Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Design, this event takes place Wednesday, February 14, at 5:15 p.m. in the Winspear Room, Faculty Club. And then, join us for a film screening of Sprinkle and Stephens’ film, Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure on Friday, February 16 at 4 p.m. Humanities Centre, Lecture Theatre 1. For details on all these events, click here.  

VADF Winter Speaker Series ~ Join us for the fourth Visual Arts & Design Forum of 2018, featuring Namiko Kunimoto, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art, Ohio State University. The forum, titled Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art, takes place this Wednesday, February 14 at 5:15 p.m., FAB 2-20. All are welcome!


PTJC Annual Lecture ~ TODAY, join the Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching & Research (PTJC) for its annual lecture “Beyond Sorry: Japanese Canadian Redress, Research & Historical Justice in the Age of Apology” with Jordan Stanger-Ross (University of Victoria), 4–5:30 p.m, Telus Centre 134. More information here

Sociology Lecture ~ The Department of Sociology welcomes Lisa Parks, Principal Investigator for MIT’s Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, to discuss Vertical Mediation and the War on Terror. Tuesday, February 13, 3:30–5 p.m., Humanities Centre 2-11.

Sound Studies visiting speaker ~ Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to welcome Salomé Voegelin for “Performing Audible Fragments of Political Possibility” this Tuesday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m. Studio 2-7, Fine Arts Building (FAB). More information here

Salter Lecture ~ The Department of English and Film Studies is pleased to present the 2018 F.M. Salter Lecture on Language. “Anne Carson’s Experimental Translation Poetics: Art, Risk, Ethics,” presented by professor Christine Wiesenthal, will take place in Lecture Theatre L-3, Humanities Centre this Wednesday, February 14 at 3:30 p.m.  Reception to follow in the Salter Reading Room, Humanities Centre 3-95.

Romantic Central Europe ~ By popular demand, the Wirth Institute‘s Valentine’s themed Central European Cafe: Romantic Central Europe, returns this Friday, February 16 at 2–3:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge, Arts Building. 


Indigenous Women’s Voices ~ Join the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) for the next Brown Bag Lunch lecture featuring Indigenous Women’s Voices, with Anishinaabe writer, critic and publisher Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm on Wednesday, February 14 at noon, Rutherford Library South 2-09. See the Facebook event page here


Meet Chris Andersen ~ Dean of The Faculty of Native Studies Chris Andersen arrived at the University of Alberta 21 years ago as a Department of Sociology doctoral student. Today, he leads the only freestanding Faculty of Native Studies in the country. Read the interview in The Quad

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