CAN Venue Change

An update from the recent CAN Announcements entry – which was from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Feb 19
Dr. Selena Couture
Dr. Couture’s talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute to the continuation of settler colonial logics of whiteness.
Dr. Selena Couture is Assistant Professor in the Drama Department in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Research focuses on Canadian Indigenous Theatre, Performance and Decolonizing practices; Land, Place Names and Performance; Indigenous Language Revitalization Practices; Colonial Performance and the Construction of Whiteness; Archival Practices, the Repertoire and Historiographic Method.
Dr. Couture’s talk is co-sponsored by campus partners Native American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, as well our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
11:30 AM, Tuesday February 19
Additional Opportunity to hear Dr. Couture Speak
Canada in the Classroom
In addition to her Colloquium talk, Dr. Couture will be speaking in Professor Abigail De Kosnik’s class on Wednesday February 20. Affiliates of Canadian Studies are invited to join the class and hear Dr. Couture speak on Daniel David Moses’s play Almighty Voice and His Wife (1991).
Course title: Drama of American Culture – The Western
Day: Wednesday, Feb. 20th
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Room: BAMPFA Osher Theater
More information about David Moses can be found in the Canadian Theater Encyclopedia
For more information or questions about this Canada in the Classroom opportunity, contact Elliott Smith at or 510-642-0531
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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