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Calgary: City of Animals

Calgary: City of AnimalsWe are delighted to announce the Calgary Institute for the Humanities’ latest publication: Calgary, City of Animals.  

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities was established at the University of Calgary 41 years ago, with the mission of supporting and promoting humanities-based research.  For 37 years, we have been hosting an annual Community Seminar, bringing together distinguished researchers and members of the Calgary community for a day-long conversation on timely issues.  This wide-ranging book is the outcome of the 2016 seminar, which explored the ways that animals inhabit our city, our lives and our imaginations. The essays from animal historians, wildlife specialists,artists and writers address key issues such as human wildlife interactions, livestock in the city, and animal performers at the Calgary Stampede.

Contributions from some of Calgary’s iconic arts institutions, including One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and the Glenbow Museum, demonstrate how animals continue to be a source of inspiration and exploration for fashion, art, dance, and theatre. The full-colour volume is beautifully illustrated throughout with archival images, wildlife photography, documentary and production stills, and original artwork.

Sean Keraj, Susan Nance, Shelly M. Alexander, Angela Waldie, Monammad Sadeghi Esfhalani, Jenna Macfarland,
Andrea Hunt, Maureen Luchsinger, Laura Griffin, Kimberley Cooper (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks), Paul Hardy, Melanie Kjorlien (Glenbow Museum), One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble

About the Editor:
JIM ELLIS is is Professor of English and Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary. He has written widely on art, literature and film, and has served on the
boards of Truck Gallery and Calgary Cinematheque.

Jim Ellis
978-1-55238-969-0 (Institutional PDF)
978-1-55238-970-6 (ePub)
978-1-55238-971-3 (mobi)
$29.95 CAD / $29.95 USD
144 pages
67 colour illustrations, notes, works cited
Calgary Institute for the Humanities
May 2017

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