“La Dame aux Camélias”- SASAH Response Paper

The most curious aspect of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils is the compassion of the narrator compared to that of the society around him. The culture of this novel’s setting appears to be very superficial, for the people within it are all focused on the acquisition and display of personal wealth, a quality demonstrated by each character’s luxurious and exquisite details, particularly the females with their dresses, Indian shawls, and jewels….

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Danish “Hygge”

Dark, cold, blonde, architecture… Those are somethings that comes up in your mind when you think about Scandinavia, aren’t they? And I would say all of them live up to your expectation to a certain extent. They do exist quite commonly. It is really dark and cold in winter (well, not as cold as Canada)….

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Finding Poetry in Science

The contest between artistic and scientific pursuits is not well grounded, nor is it necessary. Rather, the two subjects can be connected and celebrated together. In conversation at the 2016 Words Festival in London Ontario, Madhur Anand, Shane Neilson, and Joel Faflak discussed at great length the intersection between different fields of study, the impact…

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Talk Wordy to Me

In only its third year running, Words Fest united literary minds from around London and internationally from November 4-6th at Museum London. In support of the noble effort to bring together authors, poets, singers, graphic novelists, publishers, screenwriters, readers, and listeners, the museum graciously donated its space and the galleries in it — rife with…

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The River Is Everywhere: Investigating Local Water through Images and Activism

This celebratory event showcased the creative investigations of a class entitled “Water Now,”through the presentation of photographs, posters, a water treatment sculpture, and an archive developed by the students. This SASAH course was taught by Prof. Patrick Mahon from Visual Arts and the exhibit was on display February 9-12, 2016 at Satellite Project Space in downtown London. At…

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