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UBC Article by Mormei Zanke: Celebrating 50 Years of Arts One! “Over the past fifty years, Arts One has stayed true to its mission of offering a transdisciplinary approach to important texts and key questions that have…..”
From the September 2017 issue of the Canadian Association of University Teachers on “The Value of Liberal Arts”: Statistics Canada data shows that in the decade between 2005 and 2015, Canadian enrolment in STEM-related disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) rose by more than 32%, while enrolment in the humanities and social sciences increased by just […]
1960’s: The following works have been adapted for the collage: “Led Zeppelin logo” by Chris huh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: Led Zeppelin Logo “Dr. Srangelove poster” by Tomi Ungerer (Dr. Strangelove trailer (1963)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons “Dr strangelove peter sellers” by Directed by Stanley Kubrick, distributed by Columbia Pictures [Public domain], via […]
Wish you could know more about your profs? Here are some videos which will introduce you to your profs and everything you have to look forward to in Arts One this year.
Two professors and two students chat about their Arts One experiences.
by Neshma Mattu
What struck me the most, after reading Silent Spring, was that it did not feel as if I noticed the notion of connectedness in an explicit way, but instead, I was convinced that it was inherent within her text. As a result of her literary style, it was not something that readers had to be reminded of so frequently, and this is because the idea is so deeply woven into her words.
The second annual issue of our Arts One student journal is now published online.
On Carter’s The Bloody Chamber
By Elizabeth Staudacher
Through exploring the relationship between sex and violence, Angela Carter presents the stereotypical masculine and feminine traits as interchangeable in her writing. By presenting different types of heterosexual relationships and roles, Carter legitimizes the desires of women and encourages them to pursue those desires, while deconstructing gender stereotypes.
On DeLillo’s White Noise
By Saakshi Patel
Death is the most prominent theme in Don DeLillo’s White Noise, manifested in the lives of Jack and Babette, primarily in the form of constant noise in the background. This continuous ‘white’ noise is representative of the couple’s constant thoughts about dying. All the important characters in the book contribute to this noise, with the exception of one – Wilder.
On Sayers’ Gaudy Night
by Mindy Gan
Within the context of Gaudy Night, the academic women’s failure to catch Annie is attributed to their steadfast intellectual stances and their feelings of bias, two seemingly antithetical states of mind. Gaudy Night proposes that in order to be a successful academic, it is necessary to maintain equilibrium between intellectual honor and human compassion within oneself.