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SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series

President's Faculty Lecturer: Dr. Sasha Colby

Sasha Colby is Director of Graduate Liberal Studies at SFU. Her current research, situated at the intersection of literature and theatre, asks how literature and its contexts can be newly explored, represented, and disseminated through dramatization and other forms of embodiment. Her recently completed book manuscript, Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard (funded by SSHRC), employs both theory and solo-performance scripts to critically investigate auto/biographical writing of the avant-garde within the social, political, and artistic currents of modernism. Sasha has performed from these plays in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Literary Pages, Public Stages: Tales in dramatizing research

Within every university there are hidden stages. Generally perceived as academic spaces, lecture theatres present us with physical environments that implicitly suggest how research can be transformed into drama, students into actors in their own learning, and the public into engaged audiences for the humanities. During this lecture, Dr. Colby will discuss theatre's potential for literary studies and also, drawing on her project in modernist biography, perform from the life and writing of modernist poet, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).


Thu, 22 Jan 2015 7:00 PM


Fletcher Challenge Theatre 1900
SFU's Vancouver Campus, Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St.


Event is FREE, but registration is required.