January 18, 2019


Friday, January 18, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. | PCOH 1302

Northrop Frye’s writing on geography and space in the Canadian imagination: Universities and Colleges as
scholastic ‘garrisons’

Jed Anderson, PhD candidate

I intend to discuss the unique way higher education in Canada conforms to a certain spatial pattern with historical roots. I will draw primarily on the works of Northrop Frye, who argued that a “garrison mentality” exists in the non-indigenous Canadian imagination. I may draw from additional works by Margaret Atwood, and other Canadian literary figures to further this discussion. I will also refer to Henri Lefebvre’s Production of Space as part of a discussion about the implications of Frye’s theory. This presentation represents research for a paper I intend to submit to the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education conference in 2019.

A Phenomenology of Utterance, the Threshold of Teaching

Adi Burton, PhD student, and Dr. Sam Rocha

In this paper, Adi Burton and Sam Rocha explore the relation between the utterance—the Call and the Response—and the Prophet who stands between the utterances in the threshold of teaching. This phenomenological exploration is inspired by texts and commentary by Augustine, Ricouer, Marion, Rosenzweig, and Buber, along with Burton and Rocha’s personal experience reading the Book of Samuel.