Studies in National and International Development


National and International Development

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Mac-Corry D 214, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Dylan Robinson
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Queen’s University

Hungry Listening

This presentation examines how Indigenous and settler listening practices are shaped through processes of subjectivation defined by state and educational institutions. It will contrast forms of listening guided by Indigenous and Western ontologies of song, and ask how we might develop new critical listening positionalities. 


Dylan Robinson is a Sto:lo artist and scholar, and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts at Queen’s University. His current research focuses on Indigenous art in public spaces across North America, and his publications include the collections Arts of Engagement: Taking Aesthetic Action in and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016) and Opera Indigene (Routledge, 2011).