Lorraine Weir

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Doctoral Student Supervision (Jan 2008 - Mar 2019)
Heidegger and the festival of being : from the bridal festival to the round dance (2013)

This dissertation consists in a hermeneutical-phenomenological and being-historicalinvestigation of the time-play-space of “the festival” in the Collected Works of thephilosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). After introducing the scope and limits of theresearch within the primary and secondary literatures, followed by an interpretation of thefestival in the 1920s, I show how the festival becomes prominent in the mid-1930s byway of Heidegger’s first sustained reading of Hölderlin, where the theme of the “bridalfestival” of humans and gods first emerges, and next in “The Origin of the Work of Art”essay, which mentions “the festival of thinking.” From these two texts the festival thenextends its resonances throughout the later writings, and culminates after 1946 in athinking of the “round dance.” I focus on the bridal festival as a) the initiatory event oftragic being; b) the fissuring clasping of unbound demigods; and, c) the central thought ofHeidegger’s being-historical thinking of the Greek gods and possible future for Hesperia.

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Recent Tri-Agency Grants

The following is a selection of grants for which the faculty member was principal investigator or co-investigator. Currently, the list only covers Canadian Tri-Agency grants from years 2013/14-2016/17 and excludes grants from any other agencies.

  • Lha yudit'in - we never give up: an oral history of the tsilhqot'in title case - UBC Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Research Fund - Faculty of Arts HSS Research Grants (2015/2016)
  • Native American and Indigenous studies association (NAISA) conference - UBC Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Research Fund - Faculty of Arts HSS Conference Travel Grants (2013/2014)
  • Roger William and 'Tsilhqot' in v. B.C. - UBC Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Research Fund - Faculty of Arts HSS Research Grants (2013/2014)

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