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Dr Green on war and peace in art

Community Stories of War and Peace public lecture series

Dr. Reina Green, along with local artist Jessica L. Wiebe, will be speaking about representations of war and peace in art on Friday, September 29, at 1:30 in the Keshen Goodman Library.  Her talk is part of a series of Friday presentations organized by the Mount Network for Community-Engaged Research on War (NCERW) in collaboration with other community groups.

Dr. Reina Green

Dr. Reina Green

You can read more about Dr. Green’s research here.

The Network for Community-Engaged Research on War is interested in “exploring what stories of war and peace are being told, identifying which stories are more visible and which are marginalized, and understanding how war affects us in diverse and overlapping ways.”

All of the talks take place from 1:30 – 2:30 in the Keshen Goodman Public Library, 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Other topics to be presented include military families, peace perspectives, refugee experiences, and the Halifax Explosion. For more details about future talks, please see the Community Stories poster [pdf 3.9 MB].




Victorian Monsters: public lecture series

monster1Creatures like werewolves, mummies, and vampires stalked the Victorian imagination, challenging limits and disturbing certainties. The Victorians had a mania for collecting, categorizing, and accumulating what one critic has called “comprehensive knowledge.” But these systems were incomplete and unreliable. The gap between the known and the unknown suggested similar gaps in other systems that claimed to order Victorian culture. These gaps are the place of the monster.

Join Dr. Karen Macfarlane for an entertaining and eye-opening exploration of the relation between some of the more famous Victorian monster texts (Dracula, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and some lesser known works, and their place in the society that they reflect.

Where:  Keshen-Goodman Library Branch                             monster2
330 Lacewood Drive

When:    Fridays, 1:30 – 2:30.  See the schedule below.

Free public lecture  series offered in partnership with the Halifax Public Libraries.


January 22:  Victorian Culture, “Other Sciences,” the Occult, Mourning

January 29:  Victorian Culture: Empire, Knowledge and the Unknowable (Rudyard Kipling, H. Rider Haggard)

monster3February 5:  Museum Goth (Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard)

February 12:  Mummy Knows Best: Reanimated Mummies (Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker’s Jewel of Seven Stars)

February 19:  No lecture

February 26: “The Gods of the East”: English Bodies in Imperial Outposts (Rudyard Kipling’s Supernatural Stories)

March 4:  Invasion Scare: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Richard Marsh’s The Beetle.

March 11:  Our bodies, our Others: Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.