2019 Program

Community Building as Resistance

Free-Exchange: University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
8-10 March 2019

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Friday 8 March – In Escalus Room and TIA House (SS1015)

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

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

4:00 – 5:00         Keynote – Escalus Room

Dr. Carol Hok Ka Ma, Singapore University of Social Sciences

5:00 – 6:30         Reception in Escalus

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           Free Time!

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 (SS1015)

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 (SS1015)

12:30 – 2:00       Closing Keynote – in TIA House (SS1015)

A Seminar with Writing Resistance in Place (WRiP)

Closing Remarks


Done in Partnership with the University of Calgary English Department, the GSA Quality Money, and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

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