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This project favours transgender narratives and affects inspired by exteriority, folds, queer décor, assemblage, and the archive. These spatial models help the project displace models of gender that are grounded in the concepts of enclosure, privacy, and property. As a response to the enforced...
Conference presentation at 2016 ABC Copyright Conference, May 27. Digitizing and sharing materials online makes our cultural heritage more accessible, supporting the dissemination of knowledge and the public good. Navigating related copyright issues, however, can weigh heavily on the...
Beyond the museum as muse: collecting, classifying, and displaying objects in contemporary artistic practiceDownload
Working within the framework of the museum rather than attempting to resist it, Karsten Bott, Portia Munson, Kelly Mark and Jac Leirner represent the current generation of artists who are critically engaged with the museum. In this thesis I will make the case that by using their own collections,...
This presentation for NADDI 2016 gives an overview of the processing work that has gone into research data description for the two types of collections being described in the "Bridging the Research Data Divide" project: special collections and contemporary research collections.
Catharine R. Whyte et la préservation du patrimoine culturel des Rocheuses canadiennes: une visionnaire en avance sur son temps, mais de son tempsDownload
Long before social, cultural and environmental history was accepted by academic circles, Catharine Robb Whyte (1906-1979) of Concord, Massachusetts founded in 1958 the Wa-Che-Yo-Cha-Pa foundation, now known as the Whyte Museum. Pioneering the exploration of human history of the National Parks,...
This dissertation analyzes representations of the archive in four late twentieth-century American novels: Don DeLillo’s Libra (1988), Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West (1985), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), and Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World (1993)....
Both Aboriginal people and settlers of European descent participated in the construction of a series of curious tintypes set in the late-1870s Cypress Hills. The portraits perform complex and fluid cultural identities and they represent the particular conditions of modernity experienced by those...
This thesis is an examination of four figures connected to the surrealist movement: André Breton, Kurt Seligmann, Wolfgang Paalen, and the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss and their interest in art and objects from the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. It includes...