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    • MERIDIAN.IS: collaborative performance research 

      Davies, Robin; Mazutinec, Kevin; McGrail, Justin; Van Der Zon, Marian (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1/22/2016)
      Meridian is art in flux. It is collaborative multimedia research/performance that combines video, ambient soundscapes, acoustic instruments, vocals, and poetry to immerse the audience in themes of technology, humanity, and ...
    • A journey in jazz: from inspiration to performance 

      Bush, Gregory (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 10/16/2015)
      Where does the musical idea come from? How is it developed and translated into notes on a page, and then interpreted in performance? This presentation - and performance - will follow the process of musical composition from ...
    • Gypsies, tramps, and thieves: The contrapuntal rantings of a half-breed girl 

      Anderson, Allyson (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 11/20/2015)
      Stereotypes of Indigenous women abound in the colonial imaginations of North Americans, yet representations of the Métisse (women of mixed blood, and/or historic Métis) are rare. This presentation asserts that the few ...
    • Why we "care": thoughts on Canada's Indian residential school history, medical care, consent, and the law 

      Meijer Drees, Laurie (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2/19/2016)
      Despite the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to acknowledge Indian Residential School (IRS) experiences and consequences, many gaps in our collective understanding of these institutions remain. Based ...
    • Voices through time: letters of the Great War 

      Davis, Stephen (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      As windows to the thoughts and feelings of their authors, letters add an intimate dimension to our understanding of lives in wartime. Letters are unique and poignant reminders that war is about relationships and loved ones ...
    • Romeo and Juliet and the romantic politics of Deepa Mehta's Water 

      Harrison, Keith (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      A movie that stirred controversy, riots, set-burning, and death threats, Deepa Mehta's Water can be cited in many political contexts. By employing a less tragic variation of Romeo and Juliet as her dramatic structure and ...
    • Henderson scores for Canada!: memories and meanings of the 1972 Canada - Soviet Union Summit Series 

      Lewis, Timothy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      The 1972 Summit Series is widely acknowledged as both the most significant event in Canadian sports history and a landmark cultural moment. Most Canadians alive at the time retain fond memories of Paul Henderson's ...
    • Graphic matters: women making comics 

      Stanley, Marni (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Also called graphic narrative, in the last thirty years comic art has become a major genre with its own well-developed critical practice. While the field is dominated by men, women have been making comics successfully since ...
    • Knowing their place: identity and space in children's literature 

      Doughty, Terri; Thompson, Dawn (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Traditionally in the West, children were expected to "know their place", but what does this mean in a contemporary, globalized world? How does children's literature help explain how identity is derived from a sense of ...
    • Back before we got there: North American back-to-the-land narratives 

      Atkinson, Anna; Smith, Toni (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Today, leaving the city for a rural life may appeal to people striving for sustainability. Yet narratives of "returning" to a simpler life in harmony with nature often recycle colonial ideas, including those arising from ...
    • Renaissance art and the ancient philosophers: a study in the representation of ideas 

      Lepage, John (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      When Rrenaissance artists painted portraits of ancient philosophers, they relished the challenge of creating paintings to depict abstract ideas, such as the fluid nature of individual identity. This presentation will ...
    • On children, technology, spiders and more: the multidimensionality of invisibility 

      Mohabeer, Ravindra N. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Invisibility is complex. Drawing on the invisible world of children, parallel to but separate from the world of adults, examples from the natural world, such as spiders, as well as technology and adversitising, this ...
    • Lo-fi & Wi-fi: conjuring creativity and performance 

      Davies, Robin; van der Zon, Marian (Electrronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      How do we allow media technologies to shape our creative practice? This presentation explores the desire for storytelling and theatrical performance through the use of lo-fi and hi-fi technologies. Building on traditional ...
    • A printing house in Hell: William Blake's illuminated printing 

      Ball, Gregory; Burgoyne, Daniel; MacKay, Ross (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      William Blake described his unique process of illuniated printing using relief etching in terms of six chambers in a "Printing house in Hell." This colloquium recreates the process of Blake's printmaking through these six ...
    • BC's 1983 solidarity movement, 30 years on: something for the left to celebrate or best forgotten? 

      Hak, Gordon (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Thirty years ago, unionists, community groups, and political activists marched and went on strike against the Social Credit government's neo-liberal legislative agenda: B.C.'s massive solidarity movement was born. Why does ...
    • Song of the grass-mud horse: language and resistance in Chinese social media 

      Stetar, Doug (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Several hundred million Chinese now use social media to support, question, or vehemently challenge their government, making for one of the most important political movements on the planet today. Confronted by constant ...
    • Amundsen, then and now: the end of the age of heroic exploration 1912 

      Ruzesky, Jay (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      One hundred years after Roald Amundsen set foot on the South Pole, his descendent Jay Ruzesky followed his ancestor to Antarctica and returned to write a memoir about his experience. How have the pole and its exploration changed?
    • Living with monsters 

      Page, Kathy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013)
      Thoughts on our fascination with real or imaginary monsters inform Kathy Page's novel The find. Inspired by a visit to a Courtenay museum, the novel centres on the fictional discovery of a huge pterosaur from the Late ...
    • Fascinating technologies: future directions in the arts and humanities 

      VIU Arts and Humanities Department (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
      Technology is embedded both in the methods and subjects of the cultural analysis at the centre of the arts and humanities. But what counts as technology, and how exactly are VIU faculty using it? Are they more excited about ...
    • Waters that no vessel ever sailed: an essay in a story and a work in progress concerning the death of Edward Thomas 

      Page, Kathy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
      The poet Edward Thomas died in 1917 during the Battle of Arras. While his life was minutely documented, the way he died is open to question. Novelist Kathy Page uses the available evidence to construct several possible ...