"Dialogic" Teaching, discussion with Professor Norman Cornett and screening of the documentary about Alanis Obomsawin, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, devoted to her research and thoughts on her creative vision and artistic development.
Educator, religious studies scholar,art critic,and translator,Professor Norman Cornett, Ph.D, teaches at universities throughout North America and Europe. He publishes and speaks on Lionel Groulx,the subject of his doctoral thesis. Prof.Cornett's translations appear in leading literary journals, such as Canadian Literature,Windsor Review, Rampike, Literary Review of Canada,FreeFall & ARC. He's the principal translator of Naim Kattan's novel,Farida. Cornett presents 'dialogic' jazz workshops with composers and musicians such as Branford Marsalis,Vijay Iyer,Tord Gustavsen,David Murray,Joelle Leandre,Toots Thielemans,Jane Bunnett,David Amram,Antibalas et.al. Cornett's 'dialogic' approach to learning constitutes the subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary directed by Alanis Obomsawin. He is also working on 'dialogic' arts workshops with Michel Goulet, Peter Greenaway, Dominique Blain, Gabor Szilasi, Frederic Back, John Oswald, Shoto Begay, John Greer, Martine Chartrand, Eruoma Awashish, Melvin Charney, ou encore Ethan Hawke. He gives conferences in French as well as English. For more information, visit his website: www.cdedec.com