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New publication by Arts One faculty member Brandon Konoval on music and science in the age of Galileo

Published in I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance (June 2019). You can read the article here: https://www-journals-uchicago-edu.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/doi/full/10.1086/702719  

New Arts One Theme for 2020-2021: Appearance and Reality

Reserve your spot: https://artsone.arts.ubc.ca/reserve-your-spot/  

We love it when our Arts One alum do fabulous things

We love it when our Arts One alum do fabulous things <3

Enjoy an interview with Rachel Wan (Arts One 2017W).

Welcome to UBC

Welcome to UBC

“On Tuesday, September 3, start imagining the possibilities!”

Watchmen: Impediments, Failures, and Splits in Understanding

Watchmen: Impediments, Failures, and Splits in Understanding

by Eric Davenport

In Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, both Ozymandias and Rorschach think they have found the truth. Ozymandias finds truth in intellectual illumination, like the Gnostic “Eugnostos,” who “is all mind, thought and reflecting, considering, rationality and power” (“Eugnostos the Blessed”).

Laurie McNeill

“I’ve also really enjoyed meeting each year’s batch of students, and appreciating their enthusiasm and their genuine love for the program.”

Mckenzie Young

“From Arts One I learned first and foremost not to be intimidated by advanced readings or complicated assignments.”

The Past, Present, and Future in The Road

The Past, Present, and Future in The Road

by Keeley Seale

The past can be a dangerous thing. Post-traumatic stress disorder, for instance, affects one’s future in innumerable ways, molding itself into fear and sadness, leaving one trapped at the bottom of the past’s well, the rope unreachable. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, the past plays a contrasting role to the role it plays in PTSD; the past is something to desire, something to strive for, something that awaits after death.

In His Time: How Ernest Hemingway Defines and Promotes Masculinity in In Our Time.

In His Time: How Ernest Hemingway Defines and Promotes Masculinity in In Our Time.

by Henry Chung

In 1943, Ernest Hemingway wrote, “If you leave a woman, you ought to shoot her” (qtd. In Baker 554). This quote seemingly encapsulates Hemingway’s misogynistic attitude towards women, reinforcing his age-old image as a hyper-masculine, macho man. However, this culturally-ingrained conjecture does not accurately reflect Hemingway’s intentions in writing In Our Time.

Liberty in Leviathan

Liberty in Leviathan

by Chenyang Li

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes presents a world in which people make contracts with each other to create a sovereign, who has absolute authority over them and is responsible for their lives. This paper argues that although Hobbes advocates for authoritarian government, parts of his argument still tilt towards liberty.