We are proud and excited to announce our program for the 2018 Concordia English Graduate Colloquium (scroll below poster for text).
Schedule of Events
Panels on Friday afternoon will take place in LB-646 in the English Department on the 6th floor of the J. W. McConnell building, located at 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8.
Creative night will take place at Reggies, the campus bar located in the Henry F. Hall building at 1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard W., H-231, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8. See our Creative Night poster or read our lineup below!
All events on Saturday will take place in the Friends of the Library Room, located in room LB-361 of the J. W. McConnell building, located at 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8.
Directions to all the conference rooms can be found at the bottom of our venues tab.
Friday, March 23 2018
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||Registration & Coffee|
|2:00 – 2:15 pm||Welcome Address|
|2:15 – 3:30 pm||Panel 1: Animating Animality
“Nobody Know Chickens like Chickens”: Bojack Horseman and Animal Affect
Children of the Sea : Celtic Animal-Human Hybrid Mythology in Contemporary Children’s Animation
Postfeminist Bunnies: Cuteness in Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets
|3:45 – 5:00 pm||Panel 2: Anatomy & Autonomy
The Scientist and the Sovereign in Human-Animal Hybridity Literature in the Middle Ages and the Nineteenth Century
“Questionably Fleshed”: Comparative Anatomy in the Poetry of Sylvia Legris
|5:00 – 7:00 pm||Break|
|7:00 – 10:00 pm
Reading by Emily Crompton, Miles Forrester, David Fleming, Nahrin Youkhanna, Jessica Bebenek, Nicola Sibthorpe, and Shirin Shaghaghi
With a musical performance by Emileen!
Saturday, March 24 2018
|9:00 – 10:00 am||Breakfast provided by the colloquium, open to all, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free options will be provided|
|10:00 – 11:15 am||Panel 3: Liminal Ecologies
Clare’s Birds and the Anxiety of Print Circulation
Queer Ecological Reading of Mount Royal Park
|11:30 – 12:45 pm||Panel 4: Species & Oppression
The Colourblind Policing the Colour Line: Canines and the Oppression of African Americans
Interlocking Oppressions: Animal Liberation and Settler Colonialism
Meta: Fictional Being: Posthumanism, Ecofeminism, and J.M. Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals
|12:45 – 2:00 pm||Lunch provided by the colloquium for free, catered through Pekarna, open to all. Vegan, gluten free, and dairy free options will be available|
|2:00 – 3:15 pm||Panel 5: Virtual Animalities
Do Pikachu Dream of Electric Mice?: Animality and Oppression in the Pokéverse
Shapeshifting Allegiance in Radiant Dawn: Allegorical Alterity in Children’s Media
“i lik the bred”: Animal Consciousness and Language in the “Cow Poem” Meme
|3:15 – 3:30 pm||Break|
|3:30 – 4:30 pm||Panel 6: Hybridity & Metaphor
Funereal Fauna: The Rewilding of Mourning
“Something That’s Dead”: Metaphor, Microbiotics, and Radicalized Empathy in the Anthropocene
|4:30 – 4:45 pm||Break|
|4:45 – 6:00 pm||Keynote address
Nandini Thiyagarajan (NYU)
|6:00 – 8:00 pm||Closing Remarks, Wine & Cheese Reception, and Official Launch of Insight Journal|