The Problem with Words: Performance, Poetry and Politics

  • David Gaertner, First Nations and Indigenous Studies; Shannon Walsh, Theatre and Film; Ian Williams, Creative Writing
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Wednesday, October 24, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    Green College Leading Scholars' Series
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  • Three Leading Scholars of Green College, all recently appointed faculty members at UBC, reflect on words that preoccupy them in their chosen genres of documentary film, criticism and poetry. By sharing, screening, and reading, they demonstrate how problematic words activate their critical and creative pursuits. And they invite the audience members to consider which words have motivated their life’s work.

    David Gaertner shares work from his forthcoming book, The Theatre of Regret: Troubling Reconciliation in Canada, reflecting on reconciliation as what novelist Cherie Dimaline identifies as “a sound like an echo turned inside out.”

    Shannon Walsh screens segments from her new documentary film Illusions of Control, pondering ways our collective attachments affect how we perform the present during environmental and personal crises.

    Ian Williams reads from his current poetry project, Word Problems, which uses the register of mathematical word problems to mitigate some of the blurriness of ethics.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

October 24th, 2018 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Coach House
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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