Program Review 2016

February 2016

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF GKS

The 37th annual conference of GKS  will be organized by the section „Language, Literature and Culture in Anglophone Canada“. The conference theme will be:

Social Justice

Date: February 12 - 14, 2016
Venue: Grainau (bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Deutschland

Program

Further information

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COURSES SUMMER TERM 2016
611039 VU/2 How the superhero tradition became multicultural

Instructor: Christian Reyns, PhD (University of Alberta, Canadian visiting professor in Innsbruck)

Content: In this course we will first study comics mainly through the superhero genre and its critique through new versions of superheroes (Batman Returns, Watchmen, ….). Superheroes have been around with us for a long time. From Hercules to Achilles to Zorro to Superman and Wonder Woman, they entertain us yet they also move us and serve as strong models or counter-models. The persistence of their “myth” shows how meaningful they are.


Venue: University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, first floor, room 50101/1 SR

Further information

Link for signing up for students

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck, the Department for Romance Studies, in cooperation with the Department of Englisch, the Department of American Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature

 
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March 2016

ESSAY CONTEST

Canada – A Land of Extremes

Für Schülerinnen und Schüler der AHS-Oberstufe und BHS

Kanada, das zweitgrößte Land der Welt, fasziniert nicht nur mit seinen atemberaubenden Naturlandschaften und pulsierenden Metropolen, sondern kennt auch andere Superlative. Es ist die Heimat zahlreicher Nobelpreisträger (Chemie, Physik, Medizin, Ökonomie und Literatur), großer Kämpfer wie Terry Fox („Marathon of Hope“), aber auch das Land, das sich mit seinem humanitären Engagement besonders um die „Schutzverantwortung“ (R2P) verdient gemacht hat. Kanada hat die größte Dinosaurierfundstelle der Welt, war 2015 im Guinness Buch der Rekorde mit dem weitesten Flug auf einem Hoverboard vertreten und… und… und…

Der Essay Contest wartet auf findige Geister und spritzige Beiträge. Wähle eine kanadische Spitzenleistung oder ein wie immer geartetes „extremes“ Phänomen und schreibe ein Essay im Umfang von ca. 900 Wörtern in englischer oder französischer Sprache. Warum hast du dich für dieses und kein anderes Phänomen entschieden? Was ist daran bemerkenswert? Was bedeutet es für ein Land wie Kanada? Wo steht Kanada im weltweiten Vergleich? Auf die Antworten zu diesen und vielen anderen Fragen sind wir sehr gespannt.

Further information

Sende dein Essay (pro Person kann nur ein Essay eingereicht werden) unter Angabe deines Namens, deiner Schule, deiner Schulstufe, der Anzahl der Jahre deines Fremdsprachenerwerbs und der für die Arbeit verwendeten Quellen

bis 31. März 2016 an canada.centre@uibk.ac.at.

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April  2016

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE/GUEST LECTURE

within the international conference "The Influence of Vernacular Discourses on Neo-Latin Literature", April 21 - 23, 2016

Keith Sidwell (University of Calgary)
The Epic in Ireland: a literary fossil?

Date: Arpil 23, 2016, 09:40-10:20 am
Venue: Zentrum für Alte Kulturen, Langer Weg 11, 6020 Innsbruck

Further informationen

Program

Organized by Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies Innsbruck, with financial support of the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck

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May 2016

WORKSHOP

Man at the Heart of a Modern Medical Ethics: Challenges and Perspectives

Samantha Brennan (University of Western Ontario)

Date: May 12, 2016, 9 am
Venue: Theologische Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck Dekanatssitzungssaal, Karl-Rahner-Platz 1-3, first floor

Program and invitation
Poster

Please sign up by sending an e-mail to claudia.paganini@uibk.ac.at

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck and the Institute for Christian Philosophy

 
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INFORMATION EVENT

Studying in Canada

mit Mag.a Jolanda Kampa
(Abteilung für Politik, Wirtschaft und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Botschaft von Kanada, Wien)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Moser
(Leiterin des Zentrums für Kanadastudien)

Mag.a Sandra Scherl
(International Relations Office, Universität Innsbruck)

14:30 - 15:10 
"Studium und Work & Travel in Kanada"

15:10 - 15:45
"Kooperations- und Austauschprogramme mit kanadischen Universitäten"

15:45 - 16:15
"International Mobility & Networks / Auslandsförderungen für Innsbrucker Studierende"

Date: May 19, 2016
Venue: Claudiana, Claudiasaal, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, Innsbruck

Please sign up by sending an e-mail to  canada.centre@uibk.ac.at 

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AWARDS CEREMONY

Essay-Contest 2015/16

Date: May 24, 2016, 5 pm
Venue: Claudiasaal, Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3 (Altstadt Innsbruck)

Poster and information
Invitation

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck.

|Essay Contest - prizewinners|

English:
1st prize:
Megan ALEXANDER (International School Kufstein)
Rebecca STOLL (Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck)

2nd prize:
Katharina Maria KIRCHINGER (BORG Schwaz)
Niklas MAIER (International School Kufstein)
Florentine ZETTL (International School Kufstein)

French:
1st prize:
Paul MILLE (BRG Dornbirn Schoren)

2nd prize:
Irene HECHENBERGER (BRG Wörgl)

Jan BRONAUER (BHAK Wörgl)
David EBNER (BHAK Wörgl)

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25. INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL INNSBRUCK
with support of the Centers for Area Studies of the University of Innsbruck

May 24 - 29, 2016

LA OBRA DEL SIGLO | Direction: Carlos M. Quintela
May 25, 10:30 and 22:15, Leokino 1

LAMB | Direction: Yared Zeleke
May 26, 19:30, Leokino 1

ELIXIR | Direction: Daniil Zinchenko
May 26, 21:15, Cinematograph

THE WAITING ROOM | Direction: Igor Drljaca
May 27, 22:15, Leokino 2
CANADA

LE CHALLAT DE TUNIS | Direction: Kaouther Ben Hania
May 28, 22:30, Leokino 1

Further information
www. iffi.at/
Program

With support of the Canadian Studies Centre, the Center for Inter-American Studies, the Italian Center, the Interdisciplinary France Focus and the Russian Center.

 
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The Waiting Room

 

June 2016

GUEST LECTURE

"French- and German-speaking traditions of the graphic novel: a comparison"

Chris Reyns (University of Alberta)

Date: June 13, 2016, 6 pm
Venue: Claudiasaal, Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3 (Altstadt Innsbruck)

Further information

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck

 
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CONCERT

LYNNE HANSON & THE GOOD INTENTIONS

A multi-award winning Canadian Blues&Roots artist, Lynne Hanson & the band “The Good Intension”. She is known for her Blues/Country music with a little red dirt. Won for a Canadian Folk Music Award, The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award and nominated for Juno Awards.

Roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers “porch music with a little red dirt.” Hanson's songs are like a favorite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams.

www.lynnehanson.com

Date: June 16, 2016, 8 pm
Venue: Waldhüttl /Mentlberg, Natterer See Weg 6   http://www.waldhuettl.at

Organized by Innpuls and the Canadian Studies Centre

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READING

with the Canadian author Michael Crummey

"When we are not remembered"
For more than twenty years, Canadian poet and novelist Michael Crummey has been writing about the disappearing fishing culture of his home in Newfoundland, and, by extension, about the fragmentary and transitory nature of all human experience and endeavour. A mix of readings and discussion, his talk will explore the role of memory and loss in his work, and in our understanding of our selves and our communities.

Michael Crummey was born in the mining town of Buchans, Newfoundland, growing up there and in Wabush, a Labrador mining town near the Quebec border. After high school he attended Memorial University of Newfoundland, then moved to Ontario to pursue graduate work in English Literature. He has been a full-time writer for the past 15 years. He moved home to Newfoundland in 1999 and now lives in St. John's with his wife and family.

Within the course 610014 VO/2 American Literature and Culture: American Poetry in Cultural Context  (Univ. - Prof. Dr. Gudrun Grabher)

Date: June 21, 2016, 15:15 pm
Venue: GEIWI, HS7, Innrain 52, Innsbruck

Poster

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre, the Center for Inter-American Studies and the  Department of American Studies

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EXHIBITION

Visual Appropriations and Rewritings

Students in the Brock University courses "Intermediate Painting" and "Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts" reflect creatively on well-known artists’ writings and offer a visual and textual panorama of reinterpreted views.

Curators: Catherine Parayre und Shawn Serfas (Brock University)

Date: June 1 - 30, 2016
Venue: Claudiana, 1. Stock , Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, 6020 Innsbruck

Opening Reception

Catherine Parayre (Brock University)

"Gemeinsam arbeiten, kreativ plündern: 'Visual Appropriations and Rewritings', ein Studentenprojekt in Kunst und Fiktion an der Brock University (Kanada)"

Date: June 1, 2016,5 pm
Venue: Ausstellungsraum, Bruno-Sander-Haus, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

Invitation
Poster

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck

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September 2016

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect:
Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Writings in the Crossfire of a New Turn

Date: September 22 - 25, 2016
Venue: Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta

Further information
and
http://www.abclc.ca/

Organized by the Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta, and the Canadian Studies Centre Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

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November 2016

INTERNATIONAL DAY

International Services of the University of Innsbruck

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„Schau in die Welt hinaus“ heißt es, wenn die Internationalen Dienste der Universität Innsbruck am Dienstag, 8. November 2016, von 11:00 bis 16 Uhr, wieder ihre Tore öffnen und zum International Day einladen. An diesem Tag der offenen Tür stellen die internationalen Einrichtungen sich und ihre vielfältigen Angebote vor. Ob Fragen zu Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalten im Ausland oder den zahlreichen kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen – der Tag bietet Studierenden und WissenschaftlerInnen, LehrerInnen und SchülerInnen sowie allen Interessierten die Gelegenheit, sich zu den verschiedensten Themen zu informieren.

Auch das Internationale Sprachenzentrum (isi) der Universität Innsbruck, die Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft (ÖH) und andere Studierendeninitiativen werden beim International Day vertreten sein und einen Einblick in ihre Tätigkeiten und Angebote gewähren.

Neben kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten erwartet Sie ein buntes Rahmenprogramm aus musikalischer Unterhaltung und spannenden Kurzfilmen aus aller Welt. Ein besonderes Highlight stellt in diesem Jahr der Fotowettbewerb „Schau in die Welt hinaus“ dar. Wählen Sie vor Ort Ihr Lieblingsfoto und gewinnen Sie tolle Preise!

Das Team der internationalen Dienste der Universität Innsbruck freut sich auf Ihr Kommen!

Date: November 8, 2016, 11am - 4 pm
Venue: Claudiana, 1. Stock, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, 6020 Innsbruck

Program
Poster

Further information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/international/aktuell/2016/international-day---schau-in-die-welt-hinaus.html

 

 

GUEST LECTURE

Advancing the social pillar of sustainability: Insights from the natural resources sector

William Nikolakis (University of British Columbia)

Drawing on practical and empirical work, Dr. Nikolakis will explore mechanisms to better involve local communities in natural resources development.  As demonstrated in the recent North Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, treating Indigenous Peoples as passive actors in land use decisions leads to conflict, litigation and project delays. New approaches are required, including Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), which has been shown to foster better communication and relationship building between firms and Indigenous Peoples.  

Date: November 14, 2016, 6 pm
Venue: Claudiasaal, Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, Innsbruck

Invitation

Registration is requested: canada.centre@uibk.ac.at

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre, in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada to Austria and the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism

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GUEST LECTURE

The CETA drama:
Entering the dark age of protectionism and nationalism?

Dr. Nikos Lavranos, LL.M., Secretary-General of EFILA
Guest Professor at Verona University


The lecture will discuss the potential consequences of the CETA drama. It will explain the main elements of the investor-State dispute settlement system (ISDS) and highlight the modifications introduced by the proposal of the creation of a investment court system (ICS). Based on that, more general aspects will be analyzed with regard to the future of the EU‘s competence to concluded trade and investment agreements and the relationship with Member States. Also the issue to what extent regions would be affected by CETA and how the EU should deal with it will be
raised.

The main question the lecture will address is, whether the CETA drama is a sign that the EU and its Member States have entered the dark age of protectionism and nationalism.

Invitation

Date: November 17, 2016, 9 am
Venue: HS 3108, Hauptgebäude, 3. Stock, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

Organized by the Faculty of Law and the Canadian Studies Centre.

 

 

THANKSGIVING

Die Wissenschaftliche Ernte des Zentrums für Kanadastudien

Verleihung des Kanada-Preises

Begrüßung und Verleihung der Kanada-Preise durch:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk
Rektor der Universität Innsbruck

Ein Blick in die Werkstatt des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses:
Die Welt des franko-kanadischen Comics
Julien Lindner

Date: November 30, 2016, 6 pm
Venue: Claudiasaal, Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, 6020 Innsbruck

Invitation

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December 2016

READING MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL
READING
 

On the occasion of the "Reading Mountains Festival" the Canadian author Angie Abdou (Athabasca University) reads from her book The Canterbury Trail.

It’s the last ski weekend of the season and a mishmash of snow-enthusiasts is on its way to a remote backwoods cabin. In an odd pilgrimage through the mountains, the townsfolk of Coalton—from the ski bum to the urbanite—embark on a bizarre adventure that walks the line between comedy and tragedy. As the rednecks mount their sleds and the hippies snowshoe through the cedar forest, we see rivals converge for the weekend. While readers follow the characters on their voyage up and over the mountain, stereotypes of ski-town culture fall away. Loco, the ski bum, is about to start his first real job; Alison, the urbanite, is forced to learn how to wield an avalanche shovel; and Michael, the real estate developer, is high on mushroom tea.

In a blend of mordant humour and heartbreak, Angie Abdou chronicles a day in the life of these industrious few as they attempt to conquer the mountain. In an avalanche of action, Angie Abdou explores the way in which people treat their fellow citizens and the landscape they love.

Date: December 7, 2016, 6 pm
Venue: Claudiasaal, Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, 6020 Innsbruck

Poster

Organized by the Canadian Studies Centre with support of the Alpine Convention

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