The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present the JHI Program for the Arts for 2016-2017 on the annual theme of Time, Rhythm and Pace.
2016-2017: Time, Rhythm, and Pace The modern experience of time is often characterized by its “increasing speed,” its linearity, and its emphasis on “now.” But time does not have to be regarded as the flight of an arrow, a race track, or a forking path. If we consider the body, the planet, or the longue durée of history, it becomes clear that rhythm, cycle, pace and temporality pervade the human condition, now as they have always done. Occurring at multiple scales (neuronal firing, diurnal habits, menses, calendars, life cycles, the rise and fall of civilizations), rhythm is concrete, existential, and profound. How do rhythm and cycle, rather than velocity, characterize human life? What are the politics of chronology? How can a deeper understanding of time, rhythm, and pace -- from literary theorists, historians, phenomenologists, political scientists, and diverse other sectors of the academy -- provide us with guidance in an increasingly frantic and fast-paced world?
Site of Memory: Religion, Multiculturalism & the Demands of the Past Pamela Klassen, FAS Study of Religion Judy Han, UTSC Human Geography Barton Scott, UTM Historical Studies (Visiting Speaker/Workshop) – 15-17 Sept. 2016
John Wallis at 400: Science, Mathematics & Religion in 17th-c. England Yiftach Fehige, FAS IHPST (Conference) – Nov. 2016
Reich, Rhythm and Repetition: Patterns in Music, Speech and Science Russell Hartenberger, Faculty of Music (Symposium/Performance) – 30 Nov.-2 Dec. 2016
Law’s New Home: Reflections on Time with its Neighbours Karen Knop, Faculty of Law (Workshop/performance) -- Fall 2016
Kanata by Treaty: Treaties, Confederation, Indigenous Languages Heidi Bohaker, FAS History (Mobile Public History Exhibit) – Fall 2016 & Spring 2017
Shame and Prejudice, A Story of Canada Barbara Fischer, Art Museum/Faculty of Architecture (Exhibition by Kent Monkman) – Jan.-March 2017 The Rhythm of Thought Xing Fan, FAS Drama Theatre & Performance Studies Sebastian Samur, PhD student, FAS Drama Theatre & Performance Studies Tamara Trojanowska, FAS Slavic Languages & Literature (Event series) – Jan., Feb., and March 2017
Time, Calendrics & Cyclicality in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Katja Goebs, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations (Visiting Speakers) – Spring 2017
Of Roots and Creativity Sylvia Forni, ROM/FAS Anthropology (Visiting Speaker,TBA) – DATE TBA
Salvatore Sciarrino: Luci miei traditrici (The Killing Flower) Wallace Halladay, Faculty of Music (Performance of opera) – DATE TBA Rhythms of Social Change: Time, Rhythm, Pace in Performance Farzaneh Hemmasi, Faculty of Music (Symposium/Performance) – DATE TBA Filming Age: “Piano Lessons” (from Alice Munro) Marlene Goldman, UTSC English (Performance) – DATE TBA
CEFMF Distinguished Visiting Speaker, Kristin Ross Paul Cohen, FAS History/CEFMF (Visiting Speaker) – DATE TBA