The Faculty of Arts is home to one of the most multidisciplinary academic communities on campus. From neuroscience, through ancient languages to choreography and music and drama composition, our researchers and students lead critical and creative research inquiry that engages communities and fosters innovation, leadership and creative practice. Composed of 12 departments and two schools, our faculty fosters a culture of critical and creative inquiry, debate, imagination, discovery and entrepreneurial thinking. Our vision for energizing arts is to engage, inspire, discover. Continue reading to find out more about research in the Faculty of Arts.

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  • "Doomed to Live": Reading Shelley's Frankenstein and "The Immortal Immortal" with Derrida's Death Penalty Seminars 

    Sigler, David (Litteraria Pragensia, Arts, English, University of Calgary, permission given by email, 2019-02-25)
    Drawing upon Jacques Derrida’s recently published two-volume seminar on the death penalty, this essay analyzes two parallel cases from Mary Shelley’s fictions: on the one hand, Elizabeth’s objection to the death penalty ...
  • Student Perspectives towards School Responses to Cyber-risk and Safety: The Presumption of the Prudent Digital Citizen 

    Adorjan, Michael; Ricciardelli, Rosemary (Taylor and Francis, Arts, Sociology, University of Calgary, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Post-print, 2019-02)
    While previous research identifies skepticism and some animosity among students towards school-based cyber-safety programs, drawing from focus group discussions with Canadian teens, this paper contributes to unpacking ...
  • A Workflow to Minimize Shadows in UAV-based Orthomosaics 

    Rahman, Mir Mustafizur; McDermid, Gregory J.; Mckeeman, Taylor; Lovitt, Julie (Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, NRC Research Press, Arts, Geography, University of Calgary, University of Calgary, 2019-01-08)
    Shadows from buildings, terrain, and other elevated features represent lost and/or impaired data values that hinder the quality of optical images acquired under all but the most diffuse illumination conditions. This is ...
  • “If a girl’s photo gets sent around, that’s a way bigger deal than if a guy’s photo gets sent around”: Gender, sexting, and the teenage years 

    Ricciardelli, Rosemary; Adorjan, Michael (Taylor and Francis, Arts, Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Calgary, Post-print, 2018-12-13)
    Youth, particularly female teens, are encouraged to self-monitor and be responsible for their actions online in order to avoid harm from cyberbullying, ‘sexting,’ and other forms of cyber-risk. Highlighting findings from ...
  • Youth responses to the surveillance school: The bifurcation of antagonism and confidence in surveillance among teenaged students 

    Adorjan, Michael; Ricciardelli, Rose (Arts, Sociology, Post-print, 2018-11-30)
    The recent rise of so-called ‘surveillance schools’ is often justified given the need to engender a safe and secure educational environment for students; a fusion of pedagogical and security motives. This paper contributes ...
  • Ability, Frankfurt Examples, and Obligation 

    Haji, Ishtiyaque; Hebert, Ryan (Springer, Arts, Philosophy, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-04-21)
    Frankfurt examples invite controversy over whether the pertinent agent in these examples lacks the specific (as opposed to the general) ability to do otherwise, and whether what she does can be obligatory or permissible. ...
  • Indeterministic Choice and Ability 

    Haji, Ishtiyaque; Hebert, Ryan (Springer, Arts, Philosophy, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-04-27)
    The problem of luck is advanced and defended against libertarian theories of responsibility-enabling ability. An outline of an account of ability is articulated to explore some features of the sort of ability moral ...
  • Calgary Wetlands Clean-up and Preservation Proposal 

    Laplante, Line; White Quills, Kimberly; Winslow, Jaryd; Briseno Castrejon, Veronica; Goerzen, Allison; Johnson, Mikaela; Crawler, Tracy; Fuhriman, Sarah; Epp, Lisa; Campbell, Celaine; Mackay, Luc; Yang, Charlene; Bower, Jenna; Mowat, Kyla; Lumbala, Grace-Chloe; Baird, Alexandria; Huhn, Thomias; Leal, Stacie (Arts, University of Calgary, 2018-08)
    The University of Calgary, Indigenous Studies “Ecological Knowledge” (INDG 317) taught by Professor Line Laplante aims to educate students about ways that the environment communicates using traditional Indigenous ways of ...
  • Trichromatic perception of flower colour improves resource detection among New World monkeys 

    Hogan, Jeremy D.; Fedigan, Linda Marie; Hiramatsu, Chihiro; Kawamura, S.; Melin, Amanda D. (Nature Scientific Reports, Arts, Anthropology & Archaelogy, University of Calgary,, Publisher's version, 2018-07-18)
    Many plants use colour to attract pollinators, which often possess colour vision systems well-suited for detecting flowers. Yet, to isolate the role of colour is difficult, as flowers also produce other cues. The study of ...
  • In Crisis or Decline? Selecting Women to Lead Provincial Parties in Government 

    Thomas, Melanee (Cambridge University Press, Arts, Political Science, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-06)
    The majority of Canada's women premiers were selected to that office while their parties held government. This is uncommon, both in the comparative literature and among premiers who are men. What explains this gendered ...

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