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Sources of the Self: Arts One 2022/24 Theme

Sources of the Self: Arts One 2022/24 Theme

The Arts One Theme for 2022-2024 is Sources of the Self.

Thank you to our ’21–22 Arts One Student Council!

Thank you to our ’21–22 Arts One Student Council!

Keep up with Arts One events by following the Student Council on Instagram (@artsonestudco)!

Farewell Tribute to Ross Labrie

We are saddened to inform you of the death of Ross Labrie, a former member of the Arts One team, who passed away on Nov. 16th surrounded by his loved ones in Kelowna. He made many insightful scholarly contributions to the fields of American and Christian literature. We send our condolences to his family and […]

Halloween Event

Halloween Event

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Verdure and Vermin: The Similarity and Superiority of Emma Woodhouse and Raskolnikov

Verdure and Vermin: The Similarity and Superiority of Emma Woodhouse and Raskolnikov

Photo via Flickr by Marcus Degenstein At first glance, Jane Austen’s Emma and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment seem as different from one another as two novels can be. Their protagonists inhabit vastly different worlds and reckon with stakes orders of magnitude apart in their gravity; while Crime and Punishment’s Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov trudges through […]

Dr. Christopher Marshall elected to the Royal Society of Canada!

Dr. Christopher Marshall elected to the Royal Society of Canada!

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Marshall, who has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his contribution to outstanding Canadian scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement! Read more about Dr. Marshall’s election to the Royal Society of Canada here.

Read This Year’s Arts One Student Journal

Read This Year’s Arts One Student Journal

This year’s Arts One Student Journal is now up on the Arts One website! Read it here

Material Conditions: A Comparative Analysis of Idealism and Materialism

Material Conditions: A Comparative Analysis of Idealism and Materialism

The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels claims that the material conditions of society are the foundation of our intellectual development. Their theory of dialectical materialism states that the notions we have about society are formed by our underlying social conditions.

“The Dissolving Blues of Metaphor”: Rankine’s Reconstruction of Racism as Metaphor in Citizen: An American Lyric

“The Dissolving Blues of Metaphor”: Rankine’s Reconstruction of Racism as Metaphor in Citizen: An American Lyric

Photo via UBC By Vanessa Lee   In Citizen: An American Lyric, Rankine deconstructs racism and reconstructs it as metaphor (Rankine, 5). Her formally and poetically innovative text utilizes form, figuration, and literariness to emphasize key themes of the erasure, systemic hunting, and imprisonment of African-Americans in the white hegemonic society of America. The structure, […]

Tommo’s Imprisonment to His Own Cultural Values: Recognizing Cultural Bias in Typee

Tommo’s Imprisonment to His Own Cultural Values: Recognizing Cultural Bias in Typee

Tommo, the main character and narrator in Herman Melville’s Typee, experiences many forms of captivity throughout the novel. He is physically confined to the whaling ship, Dolly, and he is held captive by the Typee islanders, but Tommo is a prisoner to something much more significant: his own cultural values.