28 episodes

Conversations - in the Arts & Humanities introduces you to the people and passions of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Vancouver Island University, and shares stories about events and projects happening on campus.

Conversations - in the Arts & Humanities A&H at Vancouver Island University

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Conversations - in the Arts & Humanities introduces you to the people and passions of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Vancouver Island University, and shares stories about events and projects happening on campus.

    A Conversation with Joy Gugeler

    A Conversation with Joy Gugeler

    In the show, Joy Gugeler and Theo Finigan are joined by Katie Carroll. The three discuss the creative process of editing student stories, and explore how Portal Magazine has remained an innovative and literary educational vehicle for more than a decade.

    • 25 min
    A Conversation with Bryn Skibo

    A Conversation with Bryn Skibo

    In the show, Bryn Skibo and Theo discuss the benefits of leaving room in your research—and in your life—for serendipity. You’ll also hear about Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction, allowing your pets to be in charge, gonzo journalism, and nuclear warfare.

    • 25 min
    A Conversation with Mike Roberson

    A Conversation with Mike Roberson

    In the show, Mike Roberson and Theo discuss the value of failure and humility, how poor results can be re-framed as success, and what it feels like to be disappointed about your PhD. You'll also hear about failing poets, varsity sports, rainbows, and how to win an olympic race.

    • 25 min
    A Conversation with Leon Potter

    A Conversation with Leon Potter

    In the show, Leon Potter and Theo discuss early theatre magic, and how special effects in performances have evolved to enhance storytelling on stage and in film. Modern CGI, AI and greenscreens are debated alongside more practical and traditional solutions.

    • 25 min
    A Conversation with Christina Mansueti

    A Conversation with Christina Mansueti

    In the show, Christina Mansueti and Theo discuss their changing TV viewing habits, and explore diversity in modern programming.  You’ll also hear about unnecessary competition in grad school, bad feminists, and how comedy can help us understand serious real-world issues and events.

    • 25 min
    A Conversation with Marni Stanley

    A Conversation with Marni Stanley

    In the show, outgoing Arts & Humanities Dean Marni Stanley and Theo  Finigan discuss Marni’s decades of experience at VIU, and draw  connections between gender wars, politics, media and education.  You’ll  also hear about flying lesbians, and the difference between Canadian and  British snobs.

    • 27 min

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