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Turning of the Wheel:

The interplay of the Unique and Universal

A Digital Collection of Events from the Humanities Colloquium Series, Turning of the Wheel,
University of Idaho | Moscow, Idaho | 2011-2012

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Resources and Narrative Vignettes

Narrative Vignettes on the Interplay of Human Diversity and Shared Humanity:

Come explore how various narratives might address the spokes and hub, and the interplay between them, and, in turn, relate to other narratives, and how they are accessed and understood from a humanities perspective.  For example, how is the interplay of the diverse/finite and the shared/infinite defined and expressed within and between Christian, Indigenous and Science mega-narratives?  I have listed below a sampling of vignettes from various narratives, expressed through texts, images, music and performance.   As an entry point, try exploring the interplay of the particular/unique and the universal/ubiquitous as found in Picasso's Guitar and Weeping Woman or in Gast's American Progress.  What are their meanings and implications for you?

These particular vignettes are derived from the academic background and interests of Rodney Frey, and do not reflect the additional and varied narratives that will be presented and explored by the Humanities Exploration team.  For an introduction to a humanities perspective go to the this link.   

Christian Vignettes: Indigenous Vignettes:
Philosophy Vignettes: Science Vignettes:
Other Vignettes: Other Vignettes:


Links to other resource examples and background:

For more information: Rodney Frey