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Community Building As Resistance: Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Date & Time:
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 pm to March 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Location:
Escalus Room & The Insurgent Architects House for Creative Writing
Speaker:
Carol Hok Ka Ma, Keynote Speaker, Anita Eagle Bear, and University of Calgary English Graduate Students

COMMUNITY BUILDING AS RESISTANCE

Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 
University of Calgary 

8-10 March 2019


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday 8 March – In Escalus Room and TIA House

3:00 – 3:30       Set up in Escalus Room, guests arrive

3:30 – 4:00       Doors open; guests arrive

4:00 – 5:00       Opening prayers by Anita Eagle Bear

                         Keynote - Carol Hok Ka Ma 

5:00 – 6:30       Reception in Escalus Room

7:00 – 8:30       First Creative Night – TIA House

                         Erin Emily Ann Vance, Dania Idriss, Kaitlyn Purcell, Paul Meunier

8:30 – 10:00     Social at LDL

Saturday 9 March in LabNEXT and Pages Bookstore

8:00 – 8:30       Set up in LabNEXT 

8:30 – 9:00       Breakfast, welcome 

9:00 – 10:00     Panel 1: Experiential Learning in ENGL520 - LabNEXT

                         Ben Groh, Dania Idriss, James Robertson 

10:00 – 10:30   Break 

10:30 – 12:00   Panel 2: Identity and Resistance - LabNEXT

                        Leila Dumaresq, “Living on a Blade’s Edge”

                        Jenna O’Connor, “A Critique of the Neoliberal Academy”

                        Min Lei, “Community Lost, Community Regained, and Community Resistance: (Re)constructing Cultural Identity in          Blood and Salt and The Three Pleasures”               

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch in LabNEXT 

1:00 – 2:30       Panel 3: Engagement and Resistance - LabNEXT

                         Eric Stein, “Thoreau’s Cabin: An Economy of Space, Sociality, and the Commons”

                         Jon Rozhon, “Community building as resistance in Terry Watada’s The Three Pleasures

                         Rebecca Lietz-Salomons, “How Climate Change Evokes the Uncanny” 

2:30 – 3:00       Break 

3:00 – 4:30       Panel 4: Textual Communities

                         Hong Nguyen-Sears, “History and the Archivist: Findley’s The Wars and the Complicit Reader”

                         Trynne Delaney: “Modernity Itself is Haunted: Dis-Embodied Notes on Zong!

                         Leah van Dyk: “Polyphony in Teresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée” 

4:30 -7:00         Grab dinner, connect, explore Calgary, get to Pages Bookstore for Flywheel 

7:00 – 9:00       Second Creative Night with Flywheel, at Pages on Kensington

                         Trynne Delaney, Mikka Jacobsen, Neil Surkan 

Sunday 10 March – in LabNEXT and TIA House (or Social Sciences 1015)

8:30 – 9:00       Set up in LabNEXT 

9:00 – 9:30       Breakfast, welcome 

9:30 – 11:00     Panel 5: Stories and Community - LabNEXT

                         Ben Blyth, “The Lingering Literary Legacy of Henslowe’s ‘Hope Theatre’”

                         Laura Brooks, “Writing Against the Grain: Fanfiction and Community Building as Resistance in Anne with an E

                         Paul Meunier, “‘Calling In’: Creating Points of Connectedness through Process-Oriented Poetics” 

11:30 – 12:30   Lunch in TIA House (or SS1015) 

12:30 – 2:00     Closing Keynote – in either TIA House (or Social Sciences 1015)

                        A Seminar with Writing Resistance in Place (WRiP) 

                        Closing Remarks

                        Closing prayers by Anita Eagle Bear