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Cultural Studies Day

April 5 2013

 

                                Perspective by Brenna Lawrence

11-2.30 Visual Arts projects, scott House #210

2.30-5 Essay presentations, Scott house #105

6.30-9 Performance Presentations (Creative writing,

Film, Music, Theatre), Scott house #105

CULTURAL STUDIES DAY  ~ A  BIG SUCCESS

Cultural Studies Day 2013 was a big success, demonstrating the vigorous energy of work done by students in a variety of media.

The art exhibit curated by Professor Maralynn Cherry contained a number of very effective three-dimensional works that showed individual imagination as well as real technical skill.

In the afternoon session, at the presentation of essays recommended by faculty, the subject matter ranged from very perceptive commentaries on exhibits at the Art Gallery of Ontario to an analysis of the sets for Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and, on the theoretical plane, from Arendt and Benjamin to Jean-Luc Nancy.

In the evening performance session, programmed by Professors Diana Manole and Ian McLachlan, the tone changed. We were presented with the opportunity to view some highly entertaining and challenging film, video and theatre performances that touched on themes from the gendering of fatness to film noir in Peterborough and the experience of racism here at Trent.

Here are links to two of the video presentations:

Kelsey Powell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIOPDq4onYM

Michael Barrett : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h_Gabe5CY4

February 2011

Arabian Night by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham


After the great success of last year’s production of Attempts on Her Life, the Cultural Studies Department is now producing Arabian Night by Roland Schimmelpfennig, directed by Prof. Diana Manole.

SPONSORS: Cultural Studies Department, Otonabee College, Julian Blackburn College,Pan Colleges and Theatre Trent.

German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig is considered one of the most prolific and heralded young dramatists in Europe. He has written over 30 plays and received several awards, including the Mülheim Dramatists Prize, the highest honour for a German playwright, for the play The Golden Dragon (2010). 

Schimmelpfennig’s Arabian Night is loosely inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights and mixes the fairytales’ themes and imagery with the mundane details of stuck elevators, dry taps, unhappy tenants, and the overwhelmed superintendent of an apartment building. When one of the characters starts dreaming, she unknowingly lures everybody into a sensual and bloody world, where people can get trapped in brandy bottles and relive terrifying past events, but also see their wildest dreams come true. The Cultural Studies production reframes the play as an Arabian Night video game, which five people passionately play in an internet café, stepping in and out of virtual reality. At the end of their adventures, they rediscover themselves to be alone at their keyboards. Did the post-modern fairytale change them?

SHOWS IN PETERBOROUGH:

10-13 February @  8 p.m.

Nozhem - The First Peoples Performance Space

Gzowski College, Trent University, 2510 Pioneer Rd.

SHOW IN TORONTO:

19 February @ 8 p.m.

Robert Gill Theatre, Centre for Advanced Research in the Study of Performance, Theatre and Drama, University of Toronto

214 College Street, 3rd flr.

 

February 2010

Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp *

Thursday, February 4th -– Sunday, February 7th at 8 pm: The Cultural Studies Department presents Martin Crimp’s “Attempts on Her Life” directed by Diana Manole. These performances will be at Nozhem - The First Peoples Performance Space (Enweying Building, Peter Gzowski College, Trent University). There will be an additional performance on February 11 th at 8 pm at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 336 George St. N, Peterborough.

Admission: donations at the door. For reservations, email your name and date of attendance to attemptsonherlife@live.com.

SPONSORS: Cultural Studies Department, Department of English Literature, Catharine Parr Traill College, Champlain College, Otonabee College, Julian Blackburn College, Peter Gzowski College, Sociology Department, and Theatre Trent.

Martin Crimp is regarded as one of the most innovative contemporary British playwrights alive today. Attempts on Her Life is his best-known play and it has been translated into and performed in over twenty languages. One of the most radical works of the 1990s theatre, it consists of 17 scenarios whose lines are not assigned to any characters or given any stage directions of time and space. All scenes talk about Annie, or Anya, Anoushka, a character who is never present on stage and whose identity continuously changes, from a terrorist to a victim of a civil war, a teenage porn star, a suicidal performance artist, and even a new brand of car.

Under the direction of Diana Manole, a professional theatre director with Canadian and international experience, seven Trent University students and alumnae struggle to find out who Annie is and in what kind of world we are living in today. Working on what seems a school project, they switch from one character to another and use different styles of performance, from classical tragedy and puppet theatre to rap songs, striptease routines, and film. The result stirs laughter and tears, enthusiasm and outrage, melancholy and ironic dismissal, leaving the audience to choose which of the Annies presented on stage might be your Annie. 

“It’s theatre - that’s right - for a world in which theatre itself has died.” (Martin Crimp)

*Mature audience only (strong language, scenes of sexual nature, sensitive topics)

 

Rehearsal Photographs

 

March 28, 2009

Cultural Studies Day.  Sadleir House.

Please join us for an Honours Information Session, Student symposium, CUST 311 art show, CUST 385 film screenings, share a meal and enjoy live music into the evening

February 2009

News: February 13 - 14, 7 pm daily. John Mighton's A Short History of Night directed by Magdalena and Shawn Kazubowski-Houston. Presented by the Cultural Studies Department and Teatre Kozrenie. Performances held at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 336 George St., N, Peterborough. Admission is $10 adults and $8 concession at the door. For resevations email your name and date of attendance to teatrkorzenie@sympatico.ca

February 5 - Credo 4.  Live music, Michael Morse.  Dining Hall, Sadleir House.

January 2009

News: January 28 - 31 daily at 7 pm John Mighton's A Short History of Night. Directed by Magdelena and Shawn Kazubowski-Houston. Presented by the Cultural Studies Department and Teatre Korzenie. Performances at NOZHEM (Enweying Building, Peter Gzowski College, Trent University). An additional matinee performance on January 31 at Noon. Admission by donation at the door. Reception to follow January 28th performance in the First People's Gathering Space. For reservations email your name and date of attendance to teatrekorzenie@sympatico.ca

 

October 2006

News/Event: Cultural Studies in Canada Speaker Series presents: Gary Genosko, CRC in Technoculture Studies, Lakehead: "Canadian Cultural Theory since the 70s: splinter groups and editorial assemblages "
Date: Thurs October 5, 2006
Time: 7:30pm
Details: Lecture in Traill College Lecture Hall, London between Reid & Stewart. Cash Bar Reception to Follow. For more info contact culturalstudies: email CUST

News/Event: Centre for Theory Culture Politics Speakers Series: Frances Ferguson, Department of English, Johns Hopkins: "Education and Liberalism: What Children Taught Political Philosophy"
Date: Thurs October 19, 2006
Time: 7:30pm
Details: Lecture in Traill College Lecture Hall, London between Reid & Stewart. Cash Bar Reception to Follow.

November 2006

News/Event: Music Goes To College: Free, Live Jazz with the Dan Fortin Quartet
Date: Monday Nov 6, 2006
Time: 1pm
Details: View the Poster Free Concert in the Champlain College Great Hall. First in the Music Goes to College Series, cosponsored by the Colleges of Trent, the Nind Fund, and the newly formed Committee to Support Music Activities and Resources at Trent (SMART), spearheaded by past Ashley Fellow Tim McGee. Food available nearby from the Seasoned Spoon, and the Aramark Kiosks.

News/Event: Centre for Theory Culture Politics Speaker Series presents: "In & Out of the Sound Studio: Gender & Sound Technologies in Canada" Andra McCartney, Communication Studies, Concordia. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Theory, Culture & Politics and, the Frost Centre for Canadian & Native Studies.
Date: Thurs, Nov 9, 2006
Time: 7:30pm
Details: Lecture in Traill College Lecture Hall, London between Reid & Stewart. Cash Bar Reception to Follow. For more info contact TCP: email TCP

January 2007

News/Event: Cultural Studies in Canada Speaker Series presents: Imre Szeman, Sen. McMaster Chair of Globalization and Cultural Studies: "The theory and practice of The Canadian Studies Reader "
Date: Thursday January 25
Time: 7:30pm
Details: Traill College Lecture Hall. Admission is free, everyone welcome.

February 2007

News/Event: Eugene Ionesco's "The Lesson"
Date: Feb 2 - 10
Time: various performances
Details: Teatr Korzenie & Cultural Studies present and adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play "The Lesson". contact teatrkorzeni for more info.

News/Event: Documentary Film making Workshop
Date: Friday Feb 2
Time: 3pm
Details: Champlain College Council Chambers. Admission is free, sponsored by the Champlain College office -- contact 748 1011 x 1237 for more info. Pre-registration NOT required.

News/Event: Music Goes to College Series continues
Date: Monday, February 12
Time: 1pm
Details: Champlain College Great Hall. Admission is free, and everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Nind Fund, the Colleges of Trent, and the Committee to Support Music Activities and Resources at Trent.

March 2007

News/Event: Cultural Studies Student Symposium
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007
Time: 12 - 2pm
Details: Come out to listen to a sampling of what CUST students are working on, in the first annual CUST student symposium. Scott House, Junior Common Room, Traill College. Everyone Welcome, Light lunch available.

News/Event: Cultural Studies in Canada Speaker Series presents: Arthur Kroker, (CRC Technology, Culture & Theory, UVIC) & Marilouise Kroker, co-editors of C-Theory: " Born Again Ideology"
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Time: 7:30 pm
Details: Traill College Lecture Hall. Everyone Welcome. Reception to follow.

News/Event: CUST 311: Art Exhibition
Date:Sat March 24 (1-3pm), Sun Mar 25 (1-3); Mon March 26 (2-4; Cabaret 8-11)
Details: Cultural Studies Students in CUST 311: Visual Arts Studio present their works created using a variety of media. Additionally, there will be a licensed Cabaret on the Monday evening. Sadleir House, 751 George St., N. For more information cultstudies@trentu.ca

April 2007

News/Event: Gary Genosko (Lakehead): "You are not what you eat: wild food and identity in the Northern Cookbook"
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 4:30 pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE!)
Details: Traill College Lecture Hall (TCLH, CH101.1). Reception to follow in the Senior Common Room. EVERYONE WELCOME!

News/Event: Elisabeth Ermarth: ' On Time'
Date: Thursday April 12
Time: 3:30 pm
Details: Traill College Lecture Hall (TC Junior common room, Scott House). Reception to follow. EVERYONE WELCOME!

July 2007

News/Event: CUST Program announces first Director to Phd Program
Date: July 5, 2007
Details: for more information

August 2007

News/Event: Philsophy Department Book Launch *Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophies*, edited by Constantin Boundas
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Time: 2pm
Details: Traill college Senior Common Room

September 2007

October 2007

News/Event: Music Goes to College concert: U of T Jazz Octet
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2007
Time: 1pm
Details: Gzowski College dining hall: admission is free & everyone welcome! Cosponsored by the Academic Innovation Fund, The Colleges of Trent, and the Committee to Support Music Activities & Resources at Trent.

News/Event: "Renderings" Graduate Student Conference
Date: Oct 19 -21, 2007
Time: various
Details: Traill College. Hosted by the Theory, Culture, Politics MA Program. For more info: http://www.trentu.ca/theorycentre/

News/Event: Cultural Studies Phd Speakers Series Presents: Dr. James Penney: "The Refusal of Love: Lacan Reads the Symposium"
Date: Weds, Oct 31, 2007
Time: 7:30 pm
Details: Traill college Senior Common Room, everyone welcome. For more information, contact: culturalstudies-phdATtrentu.ca

November 2007

News/Event: Cultural Studies Phd Speakers Series Presents: Dr. Zsuzsa Baross, "Lessons to Live (2): Deleuze"
Date: Weds, Nov 14, 2007
Time: 7:30 pm
Details: Traill college Junior Common Room, everyone welcome. For more information, contact: culturalstudies-phdATtrentu.ca

News/Event: Theory Culture Politics Re-Presentations Speakers Series Presents: Dr.Ihor Junyk "Erroneous Representations": Trauma, Nostalgia, and Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine
Date: Thurs, Nov 29, 2007
Time: 7:30 pm
Details: Traill college lecture hall, everyone welcome. For more information, contact: theoryATtrentu.ca

December 2007

News/Event: CUST 270 Theatre Project Presentations
Date: Tues, Dec 4, 2007
Time: 4-5 pm
Details: Come out & see what Cultural Studies Theatre students have been working on. Sadleir House Dining Hall 751 George N. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact: cultstudiesATtrentu.ca

January 2008

News/Event: Cultural Studies Phd Speakers Series Presents: Dr. Ian McLachlan: ' The Function of the Storyteller in Brecht and Benjamin"
Date: revised date! Thurs, Jan 17, 2008
Time: 7:30 pm
Details: Traill College Lecture Hall, everyone welcome. For more information, contact: culturalstudies-phdATtrentu.ca

News/Event: Trent Teaching awards nomination deadline
Date: Thurs, Jan 31, 2008
Details: Take this opportunity to recognize the work of outstanding instructors.

News/Event: Traill College, Cultural Studies Phd & UG Programs Present: Credo4: Prayer to the Goddess of Avian Flu & Other Compositions for Music & Poetry. Featuring Ian McLachlan, Michael Morse, David Story & Rakesh Tewari (with Leanne MacLachlan)
Date: Thurs, Jan 31, 2008
Time: 8 pm
Details: Ron Thom Performance Space, Scott House, Traill College, everyone welcome. Pay what you can. This is an all ages licensed event.For more information, contact: cultstudiesATtrentu.ca

February 2008

News/Event: Music Goes to College Series continues with Balinese Gamelon Ensemble, Rad Nadi
Date: Monday, February 4
Time: 1pm
Details: Otonabee College Dining Hall. Admission is free, and everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Colleges of Trent, The Academic Innovation Fund, and the Committee to Support Music Activities and Resources at Trent.

News/Event: Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Date: Feb 6, 7, 8 & 9 Nozhem; Feb 12 Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
Time: showtime is 7pm for each evening performance.
Details: Teatr Korzenie & Cultural Studies present Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot ". contact teatrkorzeni for more info. Reservations highly recommended.

News/Event: Cultural Studies Phd Speakers Series Presents: Dr. Emilia Angelova "Facticity, Ipseity and the Temporality of Dasein: Heidegger and Irigaray on the Forgetting of Being"
Date: Feb 13, 2008
Time: 7:30 pm
Details: Traill College Junior Common Room, everyone welcome. For more information, contact: culturalstudies-phdATtrentu.ca

March 2008

News/Event: CUST 270 theatre project presentations
Date: Tuesday March 25
Time: 4-5:30pm
Details: Come out & see what Cultural Studies Theatre students have been working on. Sadleir House Dining Hall 751 George N. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact: cultstudiesATtrentu.ca

News/Event: Cultural Studies Undergraduate Student Symposium
Date: Weds, March 26
Time: 1-3pm
Details: Please join us as undergraduate students present research papers from their courses -- find out what's going on in other classes, and program streams. Refreshments and clever conversation. Traill College Junior Common Room. Everyone welcome. For more information, please contact cultstudiesATtrentu.ca

News/Event: CUST 2008 Honours information session
Date: Weds, March 26
Time: 3-4pm
Details: Planning to do an honours degree in Cultural Studies? Come & find out more about program offerings for FW 2008, as well as general information on program requirements. Refreshments and useful information. Traill College Junior common room. For more information, please contact: cultstudiesATtrentu.ca

June 2008

News/Event: CUST 211 & 385 art show/ film screening
Date: Mon, June 23
Time: 6:30 pm
Details: 751 Sadleir House, dining hall. Film screenings begin at 8pm. EVERYONE WELCOME! for more info, contact CUST

October 2008

News/Event: Open Audition Notice
Date: Thursday, Oct. 2, 7-9pm and Friday, Oct. 3, 2-5pm, Scott House room 105
Details: A Short History of Night to be performed in January/February 2009. For more information contat Shawn at teatrkorzenieATsympatico.ca