On Expression: June 1, 2011

3-4 pm, in the Winters Senior Common Room (rm. 021WC) Alberto Munarriz, Department of Music “Traditional music genres and current expressive needs” In this presentation I center on the processes through which musicians and producers are able to manipulate the boundaries of instrumental tango by incorporating non-traditional musical elements and new technologies in order to […]

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On Time, March 16, 2011

WIDEN: On Time 4:00–6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Grad Room at Graduate House, 66 Harbord St. RSVP on Facebook All welcome. No advance registration required.   Presentations:   Novelty and Nostalgia in American Modernist Literature Alexander Eastwood (English) Over the past decade, queer theorists have been preoccupied with articulating theories of time, and the […]

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On Relationships, February 8, 2011

Relationships February 8 2011 J.C. BOURQUE: lobbyists in da house (business) ERIK LEUNG: stravinsky gets neo-classical (music) JONATHAN TAM: roberton davies and ploughright college (law)

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On Food, April 9 2010

curated by Dylan Gordon “A Real Queer Fish”: Oysters, Mashers, and Homoerotic Appetites in Tipping the Velvet Abi Dennis, English Sarah Waters’s neo-Victorian novel, Tipping the Velvet (1998), follows the picaresque adventures of Nancy Astley, a seemingly artless and somewhat naive English oyster girl with a passion for the music halls. In this presentation, I […]

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On the Supernatural, October 30 2009

Supernovae: Bridge to the Supernatural Santiago Gonzalez, Astronomy We report anguishing tales of death and afterlife in the fascinating world of stars in space. Occasionally, the normally peaceful and harmonious ambiance of your galactic neighbourhood is disturbed by dreadful and terrible catastrophic events. What you thought was a nice cute blue giant star suddenly collapses […]

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On Voice, April 29 2009

It’s Not What You Say…It’s How You Responsively Vary the Physical Dimensions of Your Voice Greg Schell and Dominique Vuvan (Psychology) We propose that beyond the exchange of specific information, the physical dimensions (pitch, timbre etc.) of one’s voice can also be laden with consequential non-verbal information that helps determine social status. While these dimensions […]

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On Remembering Violence, March 11 2009

Translating the “Lessons from Latin America” Ana Laura Pauchulo, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education In a North American context public and collective remembrance of the 1976-1983 Argentinean dictatorship is often translated as a consequence of unresolved trauma. Drawing from interviews I conducted in Argentina in 2007 I examine some of the limits of such […]

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On Darwin, February 11 2009

Darwin the Computer Scientist Paul Grouchy (Institute for Aerospace Studies) With the recent explosion in computational power, scientists are now able to apply evolutionary concepts in ways that Darwin himself could never have dreamed of.? This presentation will provide an overview of how computer scientists are using artificial evolution to solve a wide variety of […]

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