News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

To access news releases from Grenfell Campus please click here.

REF NO.: 206

SUBJECT: Words in Edgewise brings you Nietzsche and some cheerful Greeks, some surreal memories, and hope in a hopeless time

DATE: May 5,2011

Each month Memorial University’s Graduate Program in Humanities, the Eastern Edge Gallery and Magpie magazine team up to present some of St. John’s most exciting and intriguing artists and academics performing, presenting and sharing their work in a variety of disciplines and media.
            Words in Edgewise takes place at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Eastern Edge Gallery and is hosted by Morgan Murray. Admission is by donation.
            Screw Everything: Make it Better is the title of Words in Edgewise host Morgan Murray’s master’s in humanities journal (a.k.a. thesis), which examines how we can overcome pervasive hopelessness and cynicism with an ethics of responsibility and engagement so we might make things better.
            Joshua Fleming, a master’s in humanities candidate, will discuss Nietzsche's use of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in The Birth of Tragedy, revealing how Nietzsche used the Theban play to deconstruct the natural order to reveal a true Greek cheerfulness.
            .blinking leaves. is an autobiographical play tracing meaning through a collection of surreal memories, written and performed by master’s in humanities candidate Iain McCurdy, directed by Joan Sullivan.
 

- 30 -

For more information, please contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, at 709-864-8292 or email jharron@mun.ca.

Contact

Marketing & Communications

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca