Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Thinking Spaces – Listening and Telling about Listening and Telling

November 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Thinking Spaces event Listening and Telling poster with cover of the book The Listener and details about the event

Please join us for the Listening and Telling about Listening and Telling, with Drs. Daniel and Irene Oore. 
Mother and son duo, Drs. Daniel and Irene Oore will have a conversation about their touring project “Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Teller,” which they are bringing to Guelph on Thursday, November 14th, doors open at 7:30pm, starts at 8pm, at Silence (46 Essex Street. This event is ticketed.). Genocide and Improvisation is an interdisciplinary performance-talk which explores the intergenerational transmission of Holocaust trauma and its creative transcendence.
The Thinking Spaces session about their collaborative project will take place the following day, Friday, November 15th, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the University of Guelph Library, Room 384 (Florence Partridge Room). This talk is free and open to the public.
Daniel Oore is a 2019-2020 IICSI Postdoctoral Fellow at Memorial University of NewfoundlandIrene Oore is a Professor of French at Dalhousie University.
About the Project: Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Teller

An intergenerational, interdisciplinary performance-talk, created and performed by son-mother duo, Drs. Daniel and Irene Oore, creatively and critically examining trauma, its transmission, and its transcendence.
This event explores elements in Irene’s book “The Listener: In the Shadow of the Holocaust,” (U of Regina Press, 2019), from which she and her son Dani will also read and on which they will reflect. Dani will perform music, improvisations, original compositions, soundscapes, and more. Through improvisation, they explore vulnerability and risk within these stories. Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Teller is a conversation, within and across generations, cultures, languages, and disciplines, exploring memory and transcendence.
CBC interview with Irene Oore about her book (18min) is available online, and additional descriptions of the project are available at


November 15, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
, ,


McLaughlin Library
50 Stone Rd. E
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
+ Google Map
« February 2020 » loading...