Announcement, Program for the Arts, 2021-2022

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to announce that the following events will be funded in 2021-2022 through the Program for the Arts.  Events are normally selected for relevance to the coming year's annual theme.

JHI Program for the Arts, 2021-2022 on Pleasure

Visualizing Pleasure and the Practices of Freedom: A South/North Dialogue
Kass Banning (FAS Cinema Studies Institute)
and Jordache Ellapen (UTM Historical Studies)
International collaboration with the University of the Western Cape; symposium Fall 2021

Speculative AI: Octavia Butler and Other Possible Worlds
Beth Coleman (UTM Institute for Communication, Culture, Information & Technology and Faculty of Information)
Virtual multimedia art installation, May 2022

Patching Seas of War: Convivial Culture and the Joy of Defiance
Chandni Desai (New College Critical Studies of Equity and Solidarity)
Symposium and student workshop, ongoing from September 2021 – April 2022

The Art of Love: Symposium and Opera
Darryl Edwards (Faculty of Music)
Virtual presentations of a new chamber opera and symposium, Fall 2021

The Love Booth
Tara Goldstein (OISE Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)
Performance-based workshop, June 2022

Problematic Pleasures in Digital Games and Play
Sara Grimes (Faculty of Information) and Felan Parker (St. Michael’s College Book and Media Studies)
Symposium, January or February 2022

The Pleasure of the Dawn Chorus: Preserving the Pandemic Soundscape
Alexander Hampton (FAS Department for the Study of Religion)
Mixed event series on birdsong in the City of Toronto; summer and early fall 2021

A Virtual Premier of Three Songs on Anne Michaels
Steven Philcox (Faculty of Music)
Composition, performance and film, Summer and early Fall 2021

Artists-in-Presidents: Transmissions to Power
Christine Shaw (UTM Visual Studies and Blackwood Gallery)
Weekly podcasts and a mid-term symposium; July-December 2021

Disability and Theatrical Pleasure: A Creative Experiment
Katherine Williams (FAS Department of English)
Virtual curation and symposium on accessibility in the arts, Winter 2022

Pleasure of the Dispossessed: Queer Arts of the Chinese Working Class
Shana Ye (FAS Women and Gender Studies Institute)
Lectures, visual tour, poetry performance, workshop; multiple dates between September 2021 and June 2022