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This podcast brings together three National Teaching Fellows and Renaissance specialists, Dr. Lisa Dickson (University of Northern British Columbia), Dr. Shannon Murray (University of Prince Edward Island) and Dr. Jessica Riddell (Bishop’s University) for conversations about literature and learning in higher education. Guests include artists, theatre practitioners, educators and students that talk about critical hope and explore the ways that literature can help us to navigate the challenges posed by the wicked questions and problems of our modern world.

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This podcast brings together three National Teaching Fellows and Renaissance specialists, Dr. Lisa Dickson (University of Northern British Columbia), Dr. Shannon Murray (University of Prince Edward Island) and Dr. Jessica Riddell (Bishop’s University) for conversations about literature and learning in higher education. Guests include artists, theatre practitioners, educators and students that talk about critical hope and explore the ways that literature can help us to navigate the challenges posed by the wicked questions and problems of our modern world.

Visit www.thewyrdhouse.com for more.

    "Fizzy Rebels": Conversation with Amelia Sargisson, Part 2

    "Fizzy Rebels": Conversation with Amelia Sargisson, Part 2

    In Part Two of our conversation with actor and playwright Amelia Sargisson, we talk about seeking an active, motivating kind of love, and hear a story about how noisy students “flipped the script” and made fizzy rebels of some theatre patrons.



    Music Credits:

    Intro/Outro: “Umlungu” by John Bartmann,

    “Phase IV” by lo-fi is sci-fi.



    Links:

    Amelia's Twitter: https://twitter.com/akathesarge?lang=en

    Talk is Free Theatre: https://www.tift.ca/

    The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight (2009): http://www.suburbanbeast.ca/the-art-of-catching-pigeons-by-torchligh/

    Stratford's 2018 Paradise Lost: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/Paradise-Lost

    Stratford's 2019 Othello: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/Othello

    Brit Marling's "I Don't Want To Be the Strong Female Lead": https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/opinion/sunday/brit-marling-women-movies.html

    Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert (1975): https://www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/143038750696

    Theater of War: https://theaterofwar.com/about

    • 24 min
    "Fizzy Rebels": Conversation with Amelia Sargisson, Part 1

    "Fizzy Rebels": Conversation with Amelia Sargisson, Part 1

    Amelia Sargisson, actor and playwright, joins Lisa Dickson and her co-hosts, Jessica Riddell and Shannon Murray, to talk about playing Eve and Desdemona, and finding ways to “flip the script” for women in order to make more space for “fizzy rebels.”



    Music Credits:

    Intro/outro: “Something” (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel,

    “Off to Osaka” by Kevin MacLeod,

    “Home at Last” by John Bartmann.



    Links:

    Amelia's Twitter: https://twitter.com/akathesarge?lang=en

    Talk is Free Theatre: https://www.tift.ca/

    The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight (2009): http://www.suburbanbeast.ca/the-art-of-catching-pigeons-by-torchligh/

    Stratford's 2018 Paradise Lost: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/Paradise-Lost

    Stratford's 2019 Othello: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/Othello

    Brit Marling's "I Don't Want To Be the Strong Female Lead": https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/opinion/sunday/brit-marling-women-movies.html

    Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert (1975): https://www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/143038750696

    Theater of War: https://theaterofwar.com/about

    • 33 min
    Stories in the Water: Conversation with Erin Shields, Part 2

    Stories in the Water: Conversation with Erin Shields, Part 2

    Erin Shields, award-winning playwright, actor, and educator, joins Lisa Dickson and her cohost, Jessica Riddell, to talk about building paradise in the Canadian landscape, who her literary travel companions are, and where hope may be found.



    Music Credits: 

    Intro/Outro: “Memorized” by Josh Woodward

    “Phase IV” by lo-fi is sci-fi

    “Waves” by Sergey Chereminisov

    (CC BY Creative Commons License)



    Links for Erin Shields's works:

    “Here We Are” (read by Erin Shields) https://www.crowstheatre.com/whats-on/view-all/here-we-are

    Paradise Lost (Book), Playwrights Canada Press https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Books/P/Paradise-Lost2

    Paradise Lost, Stratford Festival https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/Paradise-Lost

    If We Were Birds (Book), Playwrights Canada Press https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Books/I/If-We-Were-Birds



    Erin’s Book Recommendations:

    Toni Morrison, Beloved, Penguin/Random House Press https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/117647/beloved-by-toni-morrison-introduction-by-a-s-byatt/9780307264886

    Virginia Woolf, The Waves Free e-book: https://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/woolfv-thewaves/woolfv-thewaves-00-h.html

    Hardcopy, Penguin/Random House Press: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/538974/the-waves-by-virginia-woolf/9780241372081

    • 19 min
    Stories in the Water: Conversation with Erin Shields, Part 1

    Stories in the Water: Conversation with Erin Shields, Part 1

    Erin Shields, award-winning playwright, actor, and educator, joins Lisa Dickson and her cohost, Jessica Riddell, to talk about the impact of theatre, the work of adaptation, the conversations between the past and the present, and imagination in the classroom.



    Music Credits:

    Intro/Outro: “Somewhere Nice” by John Bartmann

    “No Cadillac” by Loyalty Freak Music

    “Week Thirty-Six” by Ben von Wildenhaus

    (CC BY Creative Commons License)



    Links for Erin Shields's works:

    “Here We Are” (read by Erin Shields) https://www.crowstheatre.com/whats-on/view-all/here-we-are

    Paradise Lost (Book), Playwrights Canada Press https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Books/P/Paradise-Lost2

    Paradise Lost, Stratford Festival https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/PlaysAndEvents/Production/Paradise-Lost

    If We Were Birds (Book), Playwrights Canada Press https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Books/I/If-We-Were-Birds



    Erin’s Book Recommendations:

    Toni Morrison, Beloved, Penguin/Random House Press https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/117647/beloved-by-toni-morrison-introduction-by-a-s-byatt/9780307264886

    Virginia Woolf, The Waves Free e-book: https://www.gutenberg.ca/ebooks/woolfv-thewaves/woolfv-thewaves-00-h.html

    Hardcopy, Penguin/Random House Press: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/538974/the-waves-by-virginia-woolf/9780241372081

    • 34 min
    "Shifting the Orientations of the Heart": Conversation with Sarah deLeeuw, Part 2

    "Shifting the Orientations of the Heart": Conversation with Sarah deLeeuw, Part 2

    Sarah deLeeuw, award-winning poet and essayist and professor at UBC and UNBC in the Northern Medical Program where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Humanities and Health Inequities, joins Lisa Dickson and her cohost, Shannon Murray, to delve into her creative practice and explore ideas of empathy, beauty, and hope, and the necessity of paying particular attention to the absent and the overlooked.

    Music Credits:

    Intro/Outro: “Summer Pride” by Loyalty Freak Music

    Additional music in order of appearance:

    “No Rocking in the Jazz Hands Zone” by Peter Gresser

    “Action” by Monplaisir

    “Binderweed (Instrumental Version)” by Axeltree



    Sarah’s Books mentioned in the episodes:

    Outside, America Harbour Publishing https://harbourpublishing.com/collections/sarah-de-leeuw

    Geographies of a Lover, NeWest Press https://newestpress.com/books/geographies-of-a-lover

    Where It Hurts, NeWest Press https://newestpress.com/books/where-it-hurts#:~:text=Where%20It%20Hurts%20is%20a,to%20be%20observant%20and%20aware.

    Skeena, Caitlin Press https://caitlin-press.com/our-books/skeena/



    Sarah’s Book Recommendations and Mentions:

    Peter Auster's Why Write? https://www.amazon.ca/Why-Write-Paul-Auster/dp/1886224153

    M. Nourbese Philip's Zong https://www.nourbese.com/poetry/zong-3/

    • 29 min
    "Shifting the Orientations of the Heart": Conversation with Sarah deLeeuw, Part 1

    "Shifting the Orientations of the Heart": Conversation with Sarah deLeeuw, Part 1

    Sarah deLeeuw, award-winning poet and essayist and professor at UBC and UNBC in the Northern Medical Program where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Humanities and Health Inequities, joins Lisa Dickson and her cohost, Shannon Murray, to talk about how the stories we tell about the landscape and our bodily experiences have material effects on our lives and wellbeing.

    Music Credits:

    Intro/Outro: “Umlungu” by John Martmann

    Additional music in order of appearance:

    “No Rocking in the Jazz Hands Zone” by Peter Gresser

    “No Cadillac” by Loyalty Freak Music



    Sarah’s Books mentioned in the episodes:

    Outside, America Harbour Publishing https://harbourpublishing.com/collections/sarah-de-leeuw

    Geographies of a Lover, NeWest Press https://newestpress.com/books/geographies-of-a-lover

    Where It Hurts, NeWest Press https://newestpress.com/books/where-it-hurts#:~:text=Where%20It%20Hurts%20is%20a,to%20be%20observant%20and%20aware.

    Skeena, Caitlin Press https://caitlin-press.com/our-books/skeena/



    Sarah’s Book Recommendations and Mentions:

    Peter Auster's Why Write? https://www.amazon.ca/Why-Write-Paul-Auster/dp/1886224153

    M. Nourbese Philip's Zong https://www.nourbese.com/poetry/zong-3/

    • 37 min

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