Please note that this event is on a Tuesday, rather than our usual Wednesday for the GRSJ event series Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholars Lecture Series The Intimate Public Sphere: Thinking Through the Skin Dr. Phanuel Antwi Assistant Professor, Department of English University of British Columbia Working with Catharine Parr Traill’s 1855 manual, […]
Engaging critical theory as well as contemporary art and performance, Dino Dinco and Jonathan M. Hall solicited the personal testimony of a thirty-seven year-old gay man (and close friend of Dinco’s), who acted as a “living text.” Their work culminated in the collaborative live performance, Crystal Methology, examining crystal meth addiction, gay homelessness, cross-dressing, and survival sex. This experiment provoked broader questions concerning student willingness and agency and liberal anxiety. With this course, Dinco and Hall attempted to flip the often classist and racist noblesse oblige model of “community engagement,” pulling apart ideas of what community and engagement can look like and questioning who gets to embody and represent community. Their efforts resulted in both failure and success.
ASK & ANSWER features award-winning, multidisciplinary artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya, presenting their new books—Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (Coach House Books), and Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp Press).
Dr Erin Wunker, Mount Allison University Monday, April 14 @ 4:00 – 5:30pm Buchanan Tower, Room 599, UBC Abstract: The title of this talk, “Public Poetics, Public Women”, is meant to signal the double task of the literary scholar to look at historic contexts as well as material conditions of literary production. These are the contexts in […]
Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice @ UBC Evening panel: Vancouver as the Greenest City? – A Social Justice Perspective Time: Thursday May 22, 2014, 6-9pm Venue: C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square Address: 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Panel discussion, Q&A, and a reception following the event Snack and drinks are provided […]
You are invited to attend: KAPWA Festival CLOSING CEREMONIES UBC Institute of Asian Research, CK Choi Building June 20, 2014, Friday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Program 5:00-5:30 – Light Refreshments 5:30-5:40 – Welcome and Introductions 5:40-5:50 – KAPWA Festival Highlights 5:50-6:00 – Presentation of an original Monterona painting gift to the Office of the UBC Dean of […]
Join us on Wednesday September 10 at 4pm for the launch of Dr. Amin Ghaziani’s new book There Goes the Gayborhood, published by Princeton University Press. A lecture by the author will be followed by a reception. Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York’s Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual […]
Dr. Martin Cannon Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education /University of Toronto Dr. Martin Cannon suggests that a “raceless story of sexism” is being told when it comes to addressing federal recognition injustices in Canada. The tendency is to detach the confluence of racialization and gender discrimination because sexism is thought of as […]
Panelists: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo Musician, actress, published poet and graduate creative writing student at UBC Jerilynn Webster Idle No More organizer, hip-hop performing artist, and aboriginal educator Alessandra Santos Artist, translator, and Assistant Professor, Dept. of French, Italian, and Hispanic Studies, UBC The relationship between art and activism is one of myriad discordant and harmonious […]
A Department of English event: B(l)ack Home in the Medieval Garden: Time, Space, and Race in Jessie Redmon Fauset’s Medievalism Dr. Cord J. Whitaker Assistant Professor of English, Wellesley College Jessie Redmon Fauset was the most published woman novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, literary editor of the NAACP’s Crisis, and the editor who discovered […]