Category : TRC Journal

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Catching up with the sport of “Bunning”

‘Bunning’ *: A sport of sort, simple enough, with its own implied set of risks. Bunning is an activity in which the participants sneak up to the top floor of a targeted hotel and subsequently steal the buns, and perhaps…

No Comments / 82 View / November 14, 2015

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Poetry of Elena Danfe: Idea / Substance

Idea over Substance   Idea I concede that maps are both science and art. I concede their beauty and their necessity but still . . . As we measure and name each inch of territory and claim boundaries and nations,…

No Comments / 30 View / November 14, 2015

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The Gallery

by Rebecca Aikman – Alberta Buzz/Reel Can Staff Writer James shuffled his feet. He was wearing the red leather MHE’s, the ones that had caught his eye in the Netherlands. He was delighted to discover them on the first shelf…

No Comments / 140 View / October 16, 2015

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ALICE… WHY ARE YOU SO NORMAL?

by Shannon Buckley – Undergraduate, University of Calgary   “The name ‘Tim Burton’ has become synonymous with stylized films about outsiders with a recognizable gothic design, just as the name ‘Woody Allen’ has come to stand for angst-ridden urban comedies…

No Comments / 255 View / July 8, 2014

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JEAN SEBERG IN “BREATHLESS”: AMERICA AND YOUTH CULTURE IN POSTWAR FRANCE

by Sheena Manabat – Undergraduate, University of Calgary   Moi, je ne crois pas, du reste, que le cinéma influence la jeunesse. Ce qu’il faut essayer, c’est que ce soit plutôt la jeunesse qui influence le cinéma, c’est-à-dire de rester…

No Comments / 1215 View / June 3, 2014

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THIS NEW FUNCTION: PERSPECTIVES ON HUMANITY WITHIN DIGITAL SOCIETIES – Benjamin Ross Hayden

by Benjamin Ross Hayden – Filmmaker, Graduate of University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic Film Studies Programs Mr. Hayden recently won the AMPIA Best Special Effects award for his critically acclaimed short AGOPHOBIA. ABSTRACT This New Function is a critical…

No Comments / 435 View / June 1, 2014

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“THE THIN RED LINE” AND MALICKIAN DUALITY

by Lindsey Routledge – University of Calgary Terrence Malick presents to his audiences existential dualities, which confront each other through juxtaposition of images and sound. Voiceover is implemented strategically, in areas that otherwise would risk being more superficial, in order…

No Comments / 205 View / April 28, 2014

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“HEINEKEN? FUCK THAT SHIT. PABST BLUE RIBBON!” HOW A LINE OF DIALOGUE FROM LYNCH’S BLUE VELVET HELPS DEFINE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF POSTMODERN THEORY

by Mateusz Blach – University of Calgary Can beer help us understand the nature of postmodernity? While certainly refreshing, and acting as a temporary relief from reality, beer can provide a setting for discourse. Whether in a bottle or pint…

No Comments / 1827 View / April 2, 2014

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KIRKEGAARD’S DESPAIR IN TERRENCE MALICK’S “TREE OF LIFE”

by Julien Testa – University of Calgary This paper will argue that much can be learned about Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life (2011) when examined through the lens of Soren Kirkegaard’s philosophical concept of despair. Malick expresses these philosophical concerns…

1 Comment / 236 View / March 5, 2014

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I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING: PROVIDING A FRESH FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE THAT GOES AGAINST THE CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD FRAMEWORK

by Penelope MacGillivray  –  University of Calgary From characters that lack meaning to the uncertainties surrounding the genre, Patricia Rozema’s I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1897) has been received by critics as more of a whimsical female journey rather than…

1 Comment / 417 View / February 5, 2014