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Travel Research group in its third year

Posted on: Sep 16, 2016

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We are happy to announce the Fall schedule for the Travel Research group, Concordia's first interdisciplinary cluster.  Please join us for these events.

Monday September 19, 2016.  12:00-1:00 pm.  HA 310

"An Examination of Pedometer Use and Physical Activity Levels of Faculty, Staff, and Students in an Academic Institution."  CUE Research Team: Brent Bradford, Adam Howorko, Erinn Jacula, Shaelyn Hunt, Nicole Correia

Monday October 26 4:00-5:00  T 104

“Take a Trip with Swedenborg and Blake.”  Rev. David J. Fekete, Ph.D.  (Co-hosted with CUE Institute of Christian Studies and Society)

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, and mystic.  Swedenborg’s influence is everywhere in the writings of the British poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).  Blake is considered to be an original and key figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.  At times, Blake loved Swedenborg’s theology and at times he hated it.  But love or hate, Blake could not get away from Swedenborg.  Swedenborg’s influence is most present in Blake’s symbolic style and visionary passages.  Some of Blake’s artwork draws explicitly on Swedenborg’s visions.  In order to show Blake’s interest in Swedenborg’s visionary literature, I will compare passages of spiritual voyages from both Blake and Swedenborg.  They will take us all on wild trips of imagination: both poetic and spiritual.  My discussion will also feature Blake’s fantastic paintings.

Wednesday November 16 12:00-1:00 pm.  Room TBA.  Emma Rochester, Ph.D. candidate, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia).  “Pathways travelled by a woman artist-scholar”.  Co-hosted with the Women's Studies group.

Ms. Rochester will reflect on the many travels, opportunities, challenges, and insights she has had in artistic and academic career to date.