Stirring Minds – We’ve got footnotes down, what happened to the bodynotes?

We’ve got footnotes down, what happened to the bodynotes? Reclaiming the visceral imagination.

Speaker: Dr. Celeste Snowber
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Place: ARTS 204

This performative talk investigated embodied knowing within the academic community and the relationship between a vibrant place of scholarship and the connection to cultivating passion within ways of living and articulating knowledge.

Dr. Celeste Snowber

Attention was brought to the connection to sustaining creative and critical ethos within ourselves, students and wider community. We explored how various arts-based methodologies can contribute to bringing sensory, visual, tactile, and poetic ways of nurturing research in ways which can bring mind, heart, and body together in a rigorous manner.This session integrated speaking, dance, and the poetic within traditional ways of lecturing.

Bio of Celeste Snowber, Ph.D.

Dr. Snowber is a dancer, writer and educator, who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University outside Vancouver, B.C. She has focused her work in the area of embodiment, and arts-based inquiry and works with graduate students exploring alternative forms of research. Dr. Snowber has written numerous essays and poetry in various journals and chapters in books in the areas of the arts, spirituality, holistic education and curriculum studies as well as is author of Embodied Prayer which is in its second edition and most recent book is co-authored with her colleague Stuart Richmond, Landscapes in Aesthetic Education. Celeste continues to create/perform site-specific work in connection to the natural world and is working on a one-woman show. Celeste lives outside Vancouver and has three sons, all a tribe of artists.

For further information about the Stirring Minds Series, please contact Lindsay Peruniak, Assistant to the Associate Dean, at or 250.807.8203.

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