Date and Location:
The conference will take place starting at 8:30am on September 29th, 2012 in the Robert Sutherland Room, JDUC, Queen’s University.
We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Bonita Lawrence as our keynote speaker for ‘Undisciplined 2012’!
Dr. Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw) is an Associate Professor at York University, where she teaches Indigenous Studies. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and Metis identities, federally unrecognized Aboriginal communities, and Indigenous justice.
She is the author of “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood (UBC Press, 2004), and the co-editor (with Kim Anderson) of Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival (Sumach Press, 2003), and an edition of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, entitled Indigenous Women: The State of Our Nations.
8:30am – Time to grab your FREE coffee and goodies (donations welcome)
9 – 9:10am – Opening remarks
9:10 – 10:10am – 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 Dark”. 2nd Year
10:20am – Noon – 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
LUNCH! (A light catered lunch will be provided)
12:40 – 2:10pm -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
2:20 – 3:40pm – 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
3:40 – 4:40pm – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bonita Lawrence
Closing remarks and directions to evening event.