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Canadian Studies at the University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Canadian Studies Initiative (CCSI) was established in 2004 by an interdepartmental group of Cambridge faculty with Canadian links and research interests. Funding has been provided by the Foundation for Canadian Studies and the Government of Canada. The primary purpose of the CCSI is to promote Canada-related research and teaching in Cambridge, and to foster research links between Cambridge and Canadian institutions.

Upcoming Events

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Monday 14 May, 5:00 pm: The Canadian Studies 2007 Lecture

"Jazz/Opera, Ideologies of Race: The Example of George Elliott Clarke." A public Lecture by Linda Hutcheon & Michael Hutcheon.

Linda Hutcheon is University Professor English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is the recipient of numerous major fellowships, honorary degrees and awards, and was the first Canadian woman to be elected President of the Modern Language Association of America. Her publications include Narcissistic Narrative, A Theory of Parody, Irony’s Edge, The Politics of Postmodernism, The Canadian Postmodern, and with Michael Hutcheon, Opera: Desire, Disease, Death; Bodily Charm: Living Opera and Opera: The Art of Dying. Monday 14 May, 5:00 pm. Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge. All Welcome.


Easter Term 2007

April 25 – Inuit on Celluloid Film Series: Atanarjuat (2001)
The first ever Inuit film to receive a theatrical release, Atanarjuat is an epic piece of storytelling. At the dawn of the first millennium evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community, and two brothers rise up to challenge this order. The film was shot in Igloolik, utilising local cast and crew, and was winner of the Cannes Camera D’Or for Best First Feature Film. (Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq) When?: 1 to 2 p.m. Where?: Scott Polar Research Institute Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Rd. Further information contact: mt443@cam.ac.uk or telephone: 01223-336569.


May 9, 23 / June 6 - Inuit on Celluloid Film Series: Netsilik (1963, 1964, 1965)
These films reveal the live reality of traditional Eskimo life before European acculturation. The Netsilik Eskimos of the Pelly Bay region in the Canadian Arctic had long lived apart from other people and had depended entirely on the land and their own ingenuity to sustain life through the rigors of the Arctic year. The filming was done under the ethnographic direction of Dr. Asen Balikci of the University of Montréal, assisted by Guy Mary-Rousseliere, O.M.I., both anthropologists of wide Arctic experience. A minimum of cultural reconstruction was required during the filming; the Netsilik families readily agreed to live in the old way once more and showed considerable aptitude in recalling and representing the earlier ways of life. When?: 1 to 2 p.m. Where?: Scott Polar Research Institute Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Rd. Further information contact: mt443@cam.ac.uk or telephone: 01223-336569.

  • May 9 - At The Caribou Crossing Place I and II
  • May 23 - Building a Kayak I and II
  • June 6 - At the Winter Sea Ice Camp I, II, and IV


 

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