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    • 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?
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cultural Contact Zones: Wrocław, Poland 

      Doughty, Terri; McGrail, Justin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
      Poland was re-established as a nation after World War I; the city of Wrocław (formerly German Breslau) became Polish after World War II. After massive population transfers of Germans and Poles and after Communist government ...
    • Disordered eating: how can feminism help? 

      Ledwell-Hunt, Janis (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      We are in the midst of an “epidemic of anorexia.” Feminist scholarship on eating disorders has moved us away from the lone sufferers of medical and psychiatric readings and helped us to understand the role of our ...
    • 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 ...
    • Firing the canon and hiring the reader: how to win the classroom war on CanLit 

      Gugeler, Joy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      In a world of e-publishing and media technology, how can we revitalize the project of teaching Canadian Literature in the online and offline classroom? Innovative and unorthodox ways to teach CanLit can reassert its ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Media, persuasion and propaganda 

      Soules, Marshall (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      Persuasion works across a spectrum of influence — from promotion to propaganda — and studying it develops critical thinking and the self-reflection necessary to defend ourselves against manipulation and undue influence. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • One bird, two notes: bird painting in music 

      Koerbler, Sasha (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
      Through time, composers such as Mozart and Beethoven have used instruments and the human voice to paint images and imitate sounds. But how well can music represent a world outside itself? This presentation will focus on ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...