Paul Kennedy & (Making) Friends

It is quite clear that Paul Kennedy has the ideal job—meeting with brilliant and active minds to discuss revolutionary concepts and fresh perspectives, then threading those conversations in waves through cars, homes, computers, and earphones across Canada. Unfortunately, we cannot all be hosts of CBC’s Ideas, but Kennedy’s fourth-year seminar with SASAH’s first graduating cohort…

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Translation, Teenagers, and Truth: A Comparison of Content between West Side Story & Romeo and Juliet

This project was completed for Dr. Christine Sprengler’s first-year SASAH course. Through the script of a fictional radio show, this piece views the translation of Romeo and Juliet into the Broadway musical West Side Story through the lens of modernism and postmodernism to determine which sensibility the musical processes. An androgynous and ambiguous radio show…

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Altermodernism, a Fraction of Postmodernism

Where is our society at today in terms of modernism? Well, according to Nicholas Bourriad, we have entered into a period known as “Altermodernism”. As our current society continues to evolve and progress towards what would likely be considered modernity, perhaps Bourriad is right. Society is in constant flux, and with constant flux often comes…

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