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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.

Congratulations to former Arts One Instructor Dr. Ann Pearson on her new book!

Congratulations to former Arts One Instructor Dr. Ann Pearson on her new book!

An exciting new novel available early July, entitled ‘A Promise on the Horizon’.

BIG congratulations to our UBC ArtsOne Dr. Gavin Paul for receiving a 2018/19 Killam!

BIG congratulations to our UBC ArtsOne Dr. Gavin Paul for receiving a 2018/19 Killam!

  The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.   Special thanks to students in Dr. Gavin Paul’s seminar group this year and in previous years who wrote letters in support for this prize.   Gavin joins other Killam Teaching Prize winners […]

50th Anniversary Pictures from Keynote Speaker

50th Anniversary Pictures from Keynote Speaker

Check out some photos from our 50th Anniversary Keynote Lecture event. Yay for 50 years!!

Prof Profiles: Brandon Konoval

Prof Profiles: Brandon Konoval

DO NOT WORRY – you don’t need to know all about music in order to take ArtsOne. But check out this Interview Dr. Brandon Konoval did on Emotion of Music! He is one of the profs teaching the theme “Dangerous Questions, Forbidden Knowledge.”

Enjoy this years Student Journal: ONE

Enjoy this years Student Journal: ONE

In 2015-2016 Arts One started a student journal: a collection of essays from Arts One students that are reviewed and selected to be published in the journal as excellent examples of Arts One writing and of how students have progressed over the year. Enjoy the newly posted 2017/2018 issues!

Prof Profiles: Andrew Connolly

Prof Profiles: Andrew Connolly

A little taste of what happened last week! (yes Star Wars was the lecture movie). Watch an opening of one of Dr. Connolly’s Authority and Resistance lectures on Star Wars: A New Hope.

New Theme: Dangerous Questions, Forbidden Knowledge

New Theme: Dangerous Questions, Forbidden Knowledge

From the secrets of nature to secrets of state, and from the mystery of the other to mysteries of the self, we ceaselessly probe the boundaries of our knowledge, ever aware that to push them yet further can empower us or even destroy us.

ATTRIBUTIONS

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 […]