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So be sure you know when and where to come out for all the wonderful and exciting talks we have planned for you (not to mention, the free food…now who can turn THAT down???)

Click on the poster to see it full-size or see our schedule here!

Basically, all you need to know is show up at 8:30am for free coffee and goodies! The rest of the day will simply unfold!

As part of SNID’s weekly seminar series, Dr. Bonita Lawrence will be heading an informal, seminar-style gathering on Thursday, September 27 from 1-2:30pm in Mackintosh Corry Hall, room D214. All are welcome!

For more details, see: http://www.queensu.ca/snid/calendar.htm

Dr. Bonita Lawrence will be at Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (146 Barrie St) on Friday September 27th at 3pm for an informal meet and greet. All are welcome, so be sure to attend!

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts to Undisciplined 2012. All abstracts were well written and very interesting. The follow list outlines the groupings of presenters you will see the day of the big event! Be sure to come out and support them!

Section 1: PERFORMING ARTS AS A FORM OF RESISTANCE: ANIMATION, INTERSUBJECTIVITY AND QUEER PRACTICES IN PUPPETRY AND THEATER.

  • Pia Banzhaf. “Puppet Power‒The Magic of Cognition”3rd year PhD
  • Lisa Figge. “Becoming Puppet: Movement, Numbness, Touching and Feeling for the World.” 3rd year PhD
  • Sarah Garton Stanley. “Failure Power: Resistance Spun from Arachne’s Web in Julie Taymor’s Spider-man: Turn off the Dark2nd Year

Section 2: DESCENTERING UNDISCIPLINES AND DEBATING FAITH: MYTHS, RELIGION PRACTICES AND MAGIC AS WORLDLIVING

  • Raissa Killoran. “The ‘New Atheists’ and the Myth of Scientism.” Second Year MA
  • Ian Alexander Cuthbertson. “Not Quite Religion.” 2nd Year PhD
  • Gretchen Derige. Santa Claus is Not Only Real, He’s a Horse Demon with a Huge Cigar: True Enough Tales from the Philippines and Canada. 1st year MA
  • Smita Mitra. “Folk insights on Contemporary Problems: Indian oral folk traditions and their contemporary relevance.” 1st Year MA

Section 3: TECHNOLOGIES, SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND CULTURAL THEORIES OF DE(COLONIZATION)

  • Karl Hardy. “Unsettling the 99%: Settler Colonialism and Occupy Wall Street.” 4th Year PhD
  • Colin Hastings. “AIDS Activism and Public Pedagogy.” 2nd year MA
  • May Chew. “Technology and Affective Residues in Canadian National Museums.” 4th year PhD
  • Jeffrey Barbeau. “What Is Culture?” 4th Year PhD

Section 4: QUESTS FOR GENDER, NATIONHOOD AND ENVIROMENTAL CULTURE IN VISUAL ARTS

  • Jessica Marion Barr. “Auguries of Elegy: The Art and Ethics of Ecological Grieving” 3rd year PhD
  • Erin Sutherland. “Indigenous Masculinities in the Performance Art of Terrance Houle and Adrian Stimson.” 1st year PhD
  • Barbara Menely: “Unsettling the Last Best West: Disturbing Mythologies in Mainstream Canadian Nationhood.” 2nd year PhD

Since we all know everyone is super busy over the summer, we thought we’d give you a little more time to write those abstracts for Undisciplined 2012! Be sure to get them in by August 1st at the absolute latest. We look forward to reading your submissions!

We’re ready to start receiving your abstracts! We encourage submissions from all students enrolled in the Cultural Studies program, whether you’ll be starting your studies in 2012 or graduating. Abstracts are due by July 15 so be sure to check out the requirements as soon as possible!

Welcome!

Welcome to the website for ‘Undisciplined 2012,’ the Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference!  Here you will find information on submitting your abstract for consideration, details regarding the conference schedule and speakers, and contact information so you can get in touch with the organizing committee. We will be updating this site regularly so be sure to check back soon for more details.

In the meantime, mark your calendars as ‘Undisciplined 2012′ will be taking place on September 29th, 2012! We look forward to seeing you there!

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