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SFU Vancouver Events: November 29-December 6, 2013

posted on 11:33 AM, November 28, 2013

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of November 29-December 6. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

https://events.sfu.ca/ViewCal.html?calendar_id=6

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, November 29

Literary Gimmicks, Sianne Ngai

Time: 7pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Ngai's work has consistently and brilliantly rejigged and invigorated the trajectory of affect, aesthetics, and cultural production. Methodologically, her work cuts new ground for literary and cultural studies through its insistence on the value and counter-value of the minor, the contradictory, and the ambivalent. As she puts it, "I’m interested in states of weakness: in 'minor' or non-cathartic feelings that index situations of suspended agency; in trivial aesthetic categories grounded in ambivalent or even explicitly contradictory feelings. More specifically, I’m interested in the surprising power these weak affects and aesthetic categories seem to have, in why they’ve become so paradoxically central to late capitalist culture" (Cabinet Magazine).
This lecture, "Literary Gimmicks", is derived from Ngai's new project called Theory of the Gimmick, on literary gimmicks and the intersection of technique and enchantment in the literature of twentieth-century capitalism.

Taiwanese Film Festival

Time: 6pm & 7pm, reception to follow
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, limited seating

The 2013 Taiwanese Film Festival's focus is to create more opportunities for Canadian audiences to learn about Taiwan. This years festival program proudly presents: Taiwan's Owls: Silent Stalkers of the Night (2012) and The Rooftop (2013).

Saturday, November 30

Women in Film & Television | A Cinematography Workshop with Danny Nowak

Time: 10:30am-4:30pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $75-150, online

This event features various lectures, lunch, and a panel discussion. A variety of workshop topics are covered.

Thursday, December 5

Third Year Fall Film Screening

Time: 7pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $5, at the door

Students of FPA 389 present their films created during the Fall semester.

Collaboration and Communication: Two Keys to Our Ocean’s Future

Time: 7-8:30pm
Place: Rm. 100, Wosk Centre, 580 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

Canada is a large country with a modest population resulting in a small tax base. Therefore, when it comes to ocean science, government cannot do it all so it is time for innovation, time to find new ways to expand research, develop policy and manage our oceans.

This presentation will argue that the two keys to achieving what the ocean sector needs are through collaboration and improving public understanding through new kinds of communication efforts.