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Saturday, May 27
 

09:00

Information for all attendees: WIFI access + Congress Map App

Ryerson: Congress 2017 Maps, a wayfinding app powered by Google Maps to help you navigate to your destination during Congress 2017. This app is available on iTunes App Store and Google Play. To download, visit:

https://www.arts.ryerson.ca/congress2017/ 

WIFI ACCESS: 
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Password (PSK): Welcome!

 


Saturday May 27, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA

09:30

Welcome
Saturday May 27, 2017 09:30 - 09:45
VIC-Victoria 105

09:45

Canadian and Indigenous Issues
Moderators
AB

Albert Braz

University of Alberta

Speakers
SH

Simon Harel

Université de Montréal
HM

Heather McFarlane

Queen's University
CS

Cheryl Suzack

English and Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto


Saturday May 27, 2017 09:45 - 11:00
VIC-Victoria 105

10:00

Rehearsal Space for First-time Presenters 10-12 with quiet space for writing 12-2pm
Third Time’s a Charm:  A Rehearsal Space for First-Time Presenters with quiet space for writing Noon to 2pm afterwards 
May 27 to 31, 10am to Noon daily  
POD-469 Arts Collaboratory  
 http://www.ryerson.ca/arc/Congress.html  
Light snacks provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
POD-469

11:00

Coffee break
Saturday May 27, 2017 11:00 - 11:15
TBA

11:15

Issues of English and Other Languages
Moderators
PM

Paul Morris

Université de Saint-Bomiface
Comparative Literature and the Re-Writing of the Canadian Nation

Speakers
avatar for Doris Hambuch

Doris Hambuch

Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University
For the past eight years I have taught in the Department of English Literature at UAEU, where I have also been serving as Department Chair since last August. I am the guest editor of 'Caribbean Cinema Now', special issue 6.2 of 'Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies... Read More →
NR

Nasrin Rahimieh

University of California, Irvine
JW

Jerry White

Dalhousie University


Saturday May 27, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
VIC-Victoria 105

12:30

Lunch
Saturday May 27, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
TBA

13:30

Comparative Literature in Canada and Issues of Outreach
Moderators
JT

Jessica Tsui-yan Li

York University
Literary Imagery of Modern Chinese Women’s Fashion in Eileen Chang’s Works

Speakers
avatar for Eva-Lynn Jagoe

Eva-Lynn Jagoe

University of Toronto
I will be proposing some ideas on “Expanding the Reach of CRCL/RCLC: Online Collections and Resources”
AS

Asma Sayed

Athabasca University


Saturday May 27, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
VIC-Victoria 105

14:45

Coffee Break
Saturday May 27, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
TBA

15:00

Digital Knowledge and Publishing
Moderators
avatar for Markus Reisenleitner

Markus Reisenleitner

Professor, York University
My research is situated at the intersections of Cultural History and Cultural Studies. My current work focuses on the imaginaries of mobility, community, fashion and style in the global digital city. I have also worked and published on urban imaginaries of modernity, digital humanities... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday May 27, 2017 15:00 - 16:15
VIC-Victoria 105

16:30

19:30

Special Event: Ashineu aimun / La poésie, ça se vit la nuit / Poetry Lives at Night : An Indigenous Poetry Night 8pm+ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E., Toronto (Co-sponsored by CCLA and CRCL)

Ashineu aimun / La poésie, ça se vit la nuit / Poetry Lives at Night : An Indigenous Poetry Night

8pm+ Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E., Toronto (Co-sponsored by CCLA and CRCL)



Featuring: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,
 Marie-Andrée Gill,
 Angela Semple
 Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui
with new book launch: Chroniques de Kitchike: La grande débarque
Imperial Pub, 8pm (doors open at 7:30) 

 

Saturday May 27, 2017 19:30 - 22:00
Imperial Pub, Back Room 54 Dundas East (at Victoria)
 
Sunday, May 28
 

09:30

Keynote Address/ Conférence d’honneur

Kwok-kan Tam (Chair Professor and Dean of School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong), “Art and Ideology in China’s Postsocialist Stage Productions of Ibsen’s Plays” 

(Co-sponsored by CCLA, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of English and Faculty of Arts at Ryerson, and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto, co-organized by CCLA, CACLAS, and ACCUTE) 



Moderators
JT

Jessica Tsui-yan Li

York University
Literary Imagery of Modern Chinese Women’s Fashion in Eileen Chang’s Works

Speakers
KT

Kwok-kan Tam

Open University of Hong Kong


Sunday May 28, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
KHE-Kerr East 117

10:00

Rehearsal Space for First-time Presenters 10-12 with quiet space for writing 12-2pm
Third Time’s a Charm:  A Rehearsal Space for First-Time Presenters with quiet space for writing Noon to 2pm afterwards 
May 27 to 31, 10am to Noon daily  
POD-469 Arts Collaboratory  
 http://www.ryerson.ca/arc/Congress.html  
Light snacks provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday May 28, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
POD-469

10:30

BREAK/ PAUSE (coffee/café)
Sunday May 28, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
TBA

11:00

Bodily Processes - Cultural Techniques

May 28, 2017
Ryerson University - VIC 101 

Bodily Processes - Cultural Techniques

Jeanne Mathieu-Lessard, University of Toronto, "Eyes, Nose, Moustache, Stomach: Humour and Bodily Parts" 

Monique Tschofen, Ryerson University, "Vision Prosthetics and Technological Frames: Seeing in the Canadian War Comic" 

Stefanie Heine, University of Toronto, "Breathing Pauses from Ancient Rhetoric to the Beat Generation" 




Moderators
avatar for Monique Tschofen

Monique Tschofen

Department of English / Communications and Culture, Ryerson University

Speakers
SH

Stefanie Heine

University of Toronto
avatar for Jeanne Mathieu-Lessard

Jeanne Mathieu-Lessard

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Centre for Comparative Literature
I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. My dissertation explores the relationship between humour and imprisonment in Italian, French and English modernist fiction (particularly in the works of Romain Gary, Luigi Pirandello, Wyndham... Read More →



Sunday May 28, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
VIC-Victoria 101

11:00

Changing Representations of East Asian Women Stereotypes in Transnational Popular Culture

 Changing Representations of East Asian Women Stereotypes in Transnational Popular Culture 

Chair/Présidente: Kaby Wing-sze Kung, Open University of Hong Kong 

Chase Chun-lung Ma, Open University of Hong Kong, "Visual Manipulation of East Asian Women in American Pop Female Performances" 

Kaby Wing-sze Kung, Open University of Hong Kong, "The Reconstruction of the Image of Chinese Female Immigrants in Full Moon in New York, Siao Yu and Finding Mr. Right



Moderators
KK

Kaby Kung

The Open University of Hong Kong

Speakers
CL

Chun Lung Ma

The Open University of Hong Kong


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
VIC-Victoria 109

11:00

De l’ici à l’ailleurs : Diversité et interdisciplinarité dans la pratique de la littérature comparée

Roswitha Böhm, Technische Universität Dresden, "Représentations esthétiques de la migration dans la littérature de l’extrême contemporain" 

Lambert Barthélémy, Université de Poitiers, "Stalker: art, repas, narration 



Moderators
LB

Lambert Barthélémy

Université de Poitiers
Communauté, critique, environnement : un enjeu majeur pour la littérature comparée

Speakers
RB

Roswitha Boehm

Technische Universit‰t Dresden


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
VIC-Victoria 104

12:30

13:30

Comparing Fashion Tales of Travel and Translation

 Comparing Fashion Tales of Travel and Translation 

Chair/Président: Markus Reisenleitner, York University 

Joshua Trichilo, York University, "From Nowhere to Elsewhere: Indonesian Punk Fashion’s Cultural Translation as Socio-political Mobilization" 

Nathaniel Weiner, Wilfrid Laurier University, "Buying Japanese: Anglosphere Translations of Japanese Menswear Culture in Online Menswear Communities" 

Jen Sweeney, Bard Early College, "Translating Fashion Across the Atlantic: French Fashion and the Fight Against U.S. Racism in the Interwar Period" 

Markus Reisenleitner, York University, "Translating and Negotiating Latinidad in L.A.’s Fashion System" 



Moderators
avatar for Markus Reisenleitner

Markus Reisenleitner

Professor, York University
My research is situated at the intersections of Cultural History and Cultural Studies. My current work focuses on the imaginaries of mobility, community, fashion and style in the global digital city. I have also worked and published on urban imaginaries of modernity, digital humanities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Sweeney

Jennifer Sweeney

Assistant Professor, Division of Literature, Bard Early College-- Cleveland
My research focuses on women writers and material culture during the interwar period. I study how the development of the modern fashion system affected the way that marginalized women wrote and imagined their characters. I have a PhD from Binghamton University and teach literature... Read More →
avatar for Josh Trichilo

Josh Trichilo

PhD Student, York University
NW

Nathaniel Weiner

Ryerson University/York Univesity
York University


Sunday May 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
VIC-Victoria 109

13:30

Defiant Bodies: Genders, Sexualities, and Literatures

 Defiant Bodies: Genders, Sexualities, and Literatures 

Chair/Présidente: Tegan Zimmerman, Stephens College 

Chia-sui (Tracy) Lee, Leiden University, "The Ethics of the Ghostly: A Ghost Medium in J. M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K

Tegan Zimmerman, Stephens College, "Virtual Rape" 

Daniel J. Sander, New York University, "Neo-Boys" 

Jordana Greenblatt, University of Toronto, "The Apparatus, Both Literal and Theoretical: Pain, Pleasure, and the Circus Body Without Organs" 



Moderators
TZ

Tegan Zimmerman

Stephens College

Speakers
JG

Jordana Greenblatt

University of Toronto
avatar for Chia-sui Lee

Chia-sui Lee

Leiden University
My name is Chia-Sui Lee. People usually call me Tracy. I was born in Taiwan, majored in Foreign Language and Literature, and just completed my PhD in Literary Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands this year. The title of my doctorate thesis is “Ghost Here and There: Spectral... Read More →



Sunday May 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
VIC-Victoria 104

13:30

New Media/New Methods: Comparative Literature on the Edge

 New Media/New Methods: Comparative Literature on the Edge 

Chair/Présidente: Andrea C. Valente, York University 

Rasoul Aliakbari, University of Alberta, "What is Comparative Print Culture, and Why Should It Matter? A Critical Introduction Based on the Arabian Nights Bibliographies" 

Andrea C. Valente, York University, "Shaking, Spinning and Entangling under Complexity Theories: A Case Study in Digital Autobiographies" 

Guy Risko, Bard Early College, "New Formalism as/of Critique: On Serial Criticism and New Media" 

Karin Beeler, University of Northern British Columbia, "Televisual Bricolage and Collaboration: Adapting Television Studies for Video Online Learning" 




Moderators
avatar for Andrea C Val

Andrea C Val

York University

Speakers
RA

Rasoul Aliakbari

University of Alberta
KB

Karin Beeler

University of Northern British Columbia
avatar for Guy Risko

Guy Risko

Assistant Professor, Bard Early College -- Cleveland


Sunday May 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
VIC-Victoria 101

13:30

Self-Translation/Auto-traduction (with ACQL)

 Self-Translation/Auto-traduction 

With /avec ACQL 

Chair/Président: Joseph Pivato 

Eva C. Karpinski, York University, “Self-Translation and/as Neuroplasticity: Re-examining Nancy Huston’s Losing North/Nord perdu and The Tale-Tellers/L’espèce fabulatrice 

 

Elena Anna Spanguolo, University of Manchester, “Self-Translation: Giving Voice to a Hybrid Identity” 

Tiziana Nannavecchia, University of Ottawa, “Impossible monolingualism: self-translation as a way of life in Antonio D’Alfonso’s Babel.” 

Trish Van Bolderen, University of Ottawa, “Is Nancy Huston a Canadian Self-translator?” 

Book Launch: Robert Kroetsch: Essays on His Works, ed. Nicole Markotic 


 



Moderators
avatar for Joseph Pivato

Joseph Pivato

Professor Emeritus, Athabasca University
I write about ethnic minority writing in Canada. I have published books on Italian-Canadian writing, George Elliott Clarke and Sheila Watson. I am co-editing a book on Comparative Literature. I organized a session on writers who practice self-translation for Sunday, PM.

Speakers

Sunday May 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
VIC - Victoria 501

13:45

Ryerson Exhibition Opening: Contested Lands: Canadiana at 150
Contested Lands: Canadiana at 150

Canada has earned a global reputation for being an inclusive, multicultural nation that honours the voices, faces, and spaces that have shaped our country's identity. But what voices are silenced in this narrative, and whose faces have been hidden in the process of constructing our nationality? Join the conversation at our exhibition opening and via our live Twitter discussion.
We are proud to partner with the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE). 

 

Exhibition

May 28 - June 30, 2017

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

 

Exhibition Opening

Sunday, May 28, 1:45-3:15 PM.

MLC Gallery, 111 Gerrard Street East.

Refreshments will be served.

Free of charge and open to the General Public.

 

Live Twitter Discussion

@MLC_Research

Tuesdays, May 23 and 30

 

To RSVP, please contact admin@mlc.ryerson.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact media@mlc.ryerson.ca 

 



Sunday May 28, 2017 13:45 - 15:15
TBA

15:30

BREAK/ PAUSE (coffee/café)
Sunday May 28, 2017 15:30 - 15:45
TBA

15:45

From Here to There: Contemporary Literature and Cinema and the 21st Century Refugee Experience

Chair/Président: Colman Hogan, Ryerson University 

Colman Hogan, Ryerson University, "To Will Oneself a Refugee - Asli Erdogan’s City in a Crimson Cloak

Hudson Moura, Ryerson University, "Time of Displacement: Refugees in Cinema" 



Moderators
avatar for Colman Hogan

Colman Hogan

Ryerson University

Speakers
HM

Hudson Moura

Ryerson University


Sunday May 28, 2017 15:45 - 17:15
VIC-Victoria 101

15:45

The “Middleness” of Middle Eastern Cultural Production: Mediation, Ambiguity, In-Betweenness

 

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 104 

The “Middleness” of Middle Eastern Cultural Production: Mediation, Ambiguity, In-Betweenness 

Chair/Président: Walid El Khachab, York University 

May Telmissany, University of Ottawa, "From the Great North to Palestine: the Nomadic Tribe in Majdi El Omari’s Standstill

Walid El Khachab, York University, "God and Man in the Middle(ness) of the Painting: Performing In-betweeness as Locus of the Sacred" 



Moderators
WE

Walid El Khachab

York University

Speakers
MT

May Telmissany

University of Ottawa


Sunday May 28, 2017 15:45 - 17:15
TBA

15:45

Traversing Genre, Geography, Media: Canada to Dominican Republic to the Wonderful Land of Oz

Chair/Présidente: Doris Hambuch, United Arab Emirates University 

Elena Siemens, University of Alberta, "Oz to Vogue: The Ruby Slippers Across Time, Space and Media" 

Doris Hambuch, United Arab Emirates University, "Daughters Here and There in ¡Yo! by Julia Alvarez and in That Other Me by Maha Gargash" 

Stephen A. Cruikshank, University of Alberta, "From the Mic to the Pen: The Transition of Canadian Singers to Writers" 

 



Moderators
avatar for Doris Hambuch

Doris Hambuch

Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University
For the past eight years I have taught in the Department of English Literature at UAEU, where I have also been serving as Department Chair since last August. I am the guest editor of 'Caribbean Cinema Now', special issue 6.2 of 'Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies... Read More →

Speakers
SC

Stephen Cruikshank

University of Alberta
The Prostitution of Print: The Demoralization of Print Culture During Cuba's Special Period
ES

Elena Siemens

University of Alberta


Sunday May 28, 2017 15:45 - 17:15
VIC-Victoria 109

17:00

 
Monday, May 29
 

09:00

Diverse Dialogues on Cinema I: Terrains of Gender

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 109

Diverse Dialogues on Cinema I: Terrains of Gender

Chair/Présidente: Irene Sywenky, University of Alberta

Irene Sywenky, University of Alberta, “Re-drawing Global Modernities: Limits of Terror and Spaces of Excess in the New Horror Cinema of Eastern Europe”

Asma Sayed, MacEwan University, “Embodying Nationalism: Mothers and Maternal in Indian Cinema”

Elli Dehnavi, University of Alberta, “Blurred Borders of Girlhood: Representations of Girls in Iranian Films”

 

 


Moderators
IS

Irene Sywenky

University of Alberta, Canada

Speakers
ED

Elli Dehnavi

University of Alberta
Playful Incorporation and Subversion of Thematic and Stylistic Conventions in Marjane Satrapi’s Embroideries
AS

Asma Sayed

Athabasca University


Monday May 29, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
VIC-Victoria 109

09:00

Round Table: Revisiting and Renewing Critique

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 513

ROUNDTABLE: Revisiting and Renewing Critique

Chair/Présidente: Monique Tschofen, Ryerson University

Monique Tschofen, Ryerson University

Dan Browne, Ryerson University

Nataleah Hunter-Young, Ryerson University

Lai-Tze Fan, Concordia University

 



Moderators
avatar for Monique Tschofen

Monique Tschofen

Department of English / Communications and Culture, Ryerson University

Speakers
DB

Daniel Browne

York and Ryerson Universities
LF

Lai-Tze Fan

Concordia University
NH

Nataleah Hunter-Young

Ryerson University


Monday May 29, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
VIC - Victoria 513

09:00

Sex and Sexuality

LUNDI/MONDAY – May 29 mai 2017

Session 4/Séance 4   9:00 – 11:00

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 101

Sex and Sexuality

 Chair/Présidente: Jessica Tsui-yan Li, York University

Shlomo Gleibman, York University, “‘Text’ Model of Desire in Yeshiva Narratives: Between Queer Religiosity and Queer Secularity”

Christine Nguyen, York University, "How to Read 'Love' in the Time of Fanfiction, Fanart, and Social Media: Examining Yaoi and Boy-Love Manga"

Katie Fry, University of Toronto, "Word, Image, and Gender: A Comparison of Ezra Pound’s 'Yeux Glauques' and Adrienne Rich’s 'Love in the Museum'"

Jessica Tsui-yan Li, York University, "Surrogacy and Agency in Yi Shu’s Fiction"


Moderators
JT

Jessica Tsui-yan Li

York University
Literary Imagery of Modern Chinese Women’s Fashion in Eileen Chang’s Works

Speakers
KF

Katie Fry

Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
avatar for Shlomo Gleibman

Shlomo Gleibman

York University
Ph.D. Candidate in Humanities (intersection of Jewish Studies and Queer Studies) at York University.
avatar for Christine Nguyen

Christine Nguyen

PhD Studies & Teaching Assistant, York University
Christine Nguyen is a third-year doctoral student from the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research interests include Japanese studies, anime and manga, translation studies and gender studies. For her doctoral work, she is working specifically on... Read More →


Monday May 29, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
VIC-Victoria 101

10:00

Rehearsal Space for First-time Presenters 10-12 with quiet space for writing 12-2pm
Third Time’s a Charm:  A Rehearsal Space for First-Time Presenters with quiet space for writing Noon to 2pm afterwards 
May 27 to 31, 10am to Noon daily  
POD-469 Arts Collaboratory  
 http://www.ryerson.ca/arc/Congress.html  
Light snacks provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Monday May 29, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
POD-469

10:00

Ryerson Presents: Open House and Student Project Exhibition on the Canadian Whites Comics Collection, Centre for Digital Humanities

Monday, May 29, 2017

10:00-16:00

Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson Library, LIB 407

Ryerson's Department of English and the Centre for Digital Humanities presents the Canadian Whites Student Projects Exhibition

Second-year students in Advanced English Research Methods conducted original research and published online exhibits curating monthly issues of the “Canadian Whites,”  a rare collection of World War II Canadian comics held by Ryerson University Library Special Collections and Archives. They will be presenting their exhibits throughout the day; drop-ins are welcome.

 

For more information: http://cla.blog.ryerson.ca/exhibits-2/2017-canadian-whites/


Monday May 29, 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Centre for Digital Humanities Ryerson LIbrary, LIB 407

11:00

PAUSE/ BREAK (coffee/café)
Monday May 29, 2017 11:00 - 11:15
TBA

11:15

Comparative Modernisms

Session 5/Séance 5   11:15 – 12:45 

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 101

Comparative Modernisms

Chair/Présidente: Terry Siu-han Yip, Hong Kong Baptist University

Lauren Beard, University of Toronto, "Nachträglichkeit in Ulysses"

Terry Siu-han Yip, Hong Kong Baptist University, "The Shaping of the Modern Self in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature"

Shengqin Cai, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, "Confession and Reflection in The Master of Petersburg: A Comparative Study of the Intertextuality Based on Coetzee’s and Dostoevsky’s Novels"


Speakers

Monday May 29, 2017 11:15 - 12:45
VIC-Victoria 101

11:15

Diverse Dialogues on Cinema II: History, Politics and Popular Culture

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 109

Diverse Dialogues on Cinema II: History, Politics and Popular Culture

Chair/Présidente: Khatereh Sheibani, York University

 Zaira Zarza, University of Alberta, “Because It Matters: Social Justice Documentary Practice by Cuban Women Filmmakers”

Pascal Michelberger, Brock University, “The Horror of the Spanish Civil War: Álex de la Iglesia's The Last Circus”

Khatereh Sheibani, York University, "The Aesthetics of Femininity and Motherhood in Iranian Cinema (1965-1978)"

 


Moderators
KS

Khatereh Sheibani

York University

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Michelberger

Pascal Michelberger

Brock University
ZZ

Zaira Zarza

University of Alberta


Monday May 29, 2017 11:15 - 12:45
VIC-Victoria 109

11:15

Within and Beyond Nations

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 513

Within and Beyond Nations

Chair/Président: Prathna Lor, University of Toronto

 Alexandre Desbiens-Brassard, Western University, "Secret Origins: The Birth of Superman and Tintin as National Icons"

Cristina Caracchini, University of Western Ontario, "Influences, Sources and “Air du Temps”: The Case of Bonheur d’Occasion by Gabrielle Roy"

Prathna Lor, University of Toronto, "Conjunctive Circumstance: Chance, Tragedy, and the Weather in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For"


Moderators
PL

Prathna Lor

University of Toronto

Speakers
CC

Cristina Caracchini

University of Western Ontario
avatar for Alexandre Desbiens-Brassard

Alexandre Desbiens-Brassard

University of Western Ontario


Monday May 29, 2017 11:15 - 12:45
VIC - Victoria 513

12:45

BREAK/ PAUSE (lunch options on campus)
Monday May 29, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
TBA

13:45

(Un)familiar Spaces and Places

Session 6/Séance 6   13:45 – 15:45 Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 101

 (Un)familiar Spaces and Places

Chair/Présidente: Susan Ingram, York University

Susan Ingram, York University, “Party Like it’s 1948: Vancouver’s Peripheral Awakenings”

Aleksandra Bida, Ryerson University,"Haunted by Nostalgia: Diverse Homes and Domesticities in Comics and Television"

Jason Wang, York University, "Urban Walking: Re-configuring the Metropolis on Foot in Post-9/11 Fiction"  


Moderators
avatar for Susan Ingram

Susan Ingram

York University

Speakers
AB

Aleksandra Bida

Ryerson University
JW

Jason Wang

Ryerson and York Universities


Monday May 29, 2017 13:45 - 15:45
VIC-Victoria 101

13:45

Translation/Transculture

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 109

 Translation/Transculture

Chair/Présidente: Kar Yue Chan, The Open University of Hong Kong 

Ming Ming Du, York University, "Pound's Cathay and Zhu's ShakespearePlays: Great Works that Bridge Gaps between East and West"

Lisandra Sousa, The King's University, "Oswald de Andrade’s Portuguese Language-as-Translation and the Double-Consciousness of the Nation"

Kar Yue Chan, The Open University of Hong Kong, "Chinese Women’s Poetic Identities: Across Temporal and Cultural Boundaries through Translation"

Aiora Jaka, l’Université du Pays Basque, "L'importance de la traduction dans la 'Nouvelle chanson basque'"



Moderators
KY

Kar Yue Chan

The Open University of Hong Kong

Speakers
MM

Ming Ming Du

York University
AJ

Aiora Jaka

Université du Pays Basque
LS

Lisandra Sousa

The King's University
Fernando Pessoa’s Heteronyms as a Nationhood of ‘Invisible Translators’


Monday May 29, 2017 13:45 - 15:45
VIC-Victoria 109

13:45

Transgressive Figures: Knights, Terrorists, Monsters

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 513

Transgressive Figures: Knights, Terrorists, Monsters

Chair/Présidente: Catharine Xiaowen Xu, Syracuse University

Mustapha Hamil, University of Windsor, "Filmic Representation of Terror: Issues and Challenges"

Belinda Yan Wang, University of Alberta, "Daggers in the Hands of Women: Subversive Female Knight-errant in Taiping Guangji"

 Forrest Johnson, York University, "Euripides’ Cyborg: Intersections of Monstrous Traditions in Feminist Thought" 

Catharine Xiaowen Xu, Syracuse University, "Marvellous Transgression: The Assassin in Word and Image"


Moderators
avatar for Mustapha Hamil

Mustapha Hamil

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Windsor
FJ

Forrest Johnson

York University
avatar for Yan Wang

Yan Wang

PhD Student, University of Alberta
Chinese martial arts literature & cinema

Monday May 29, 2017 13:45 - 15:45
VIC - Victoria 513

15:45

PAUSE/ BREAK (coffee/café)
Monday May 29, 2017 15:45 - 16:00
TBA

16:00

Cultural Performance – Our Land of Canada: Diversity and Peace by Moon Pointer Productions

16:00 – 16:30 

Room/Salle:  OAK-Oakham-Thomas Lounge

Cultural Performance – Our Land of Canada: Diversity and Peace by Moon Pointer Productions

(Sponsored by the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University)


Monday May 29, 2017 16:00 - 16:30
OAK-Oakham-Thomas Lounge

16:45

Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle

16:45 – 18:00   Annual General Meeting/ Assemblée générale annuelle

Room/Salle:  VIC-Victoria 303



Monday May 29, 2017 16:45 - 18:00
VIC-Victoria 303

18:30

18:30 pm+ CCLA Soirée de l’ACLC - Wickson Social

18:30 pm+   CCLA Soirée de l’ACLC

The Wickson Social, 5 St Joseph St (1 block North of Wellesley Station, just West of Yonge street, 10 minute walk from campus)


Monday May 29, 2017 18:30 - 23:30
The Wickson Social, 5 St Joseph St
 
Tuesday, May 30
 

09:00

In the Press

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 204

 

In the Press

Chair/Présidente: Xueqing Xu, York University

Amy Steinepreis, University of Oxford, "Disruption of the New(s): Echoes of Journalism's Evolution in Contemporary Australian and Francophone Literature"

Xueqing Xu, York University, "Sun Yat-sen and the Chee Kung Tong in Canada: Reading The Chinese Times (1907-1992) of Vancouver"

Esther R. Berry, Ryerson University, "The Politics of ‘Pigtails’: Chinese Hair Imports in the Intertextual Media of Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Popular Canadian and American Periodicals"

Jennifer Quist, University of Alberta, "Vivisections in the Laboratory of the Nobel Prize for Literature: Analyzing Twenty-five Years of the Swedish Academy’s Written Praise of Its Laureates"

 



Moderators
XX

Xueqing Xu

York University

Speakers
EB

Esther Berry

Ryerson University
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Jennifer Quist

University of Alberta
MA candidate at the University of Alberta in transnational and comparative literatures. Research interests include world literature, creative writing, translation studies, sociology. Author of two award-winning novels: "Sistering" and "Love Letters of the Angels of Death."
AS

Amy Steinepreis

The University of Oxford


Tuesday May 30, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Vic 204

09:00

ROUNDTABLE: Digital Spatial Ecologies: Geolocating the Layers of History and Memory in New Media

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 202

 

ROUNDTABLE: Digital Spatial Ecologies: Geolocating the Layers of History and Memory in New Media

Chair/Président: Markus Reisenleitner, York University

Jill Didur and Lai-Tze Fan, Concordia University

Agata Mergler, York University

Markus Reisenleitner, York University

Joshua Synenko, Trent University

Mark Terry, York University

 


Speakers
JD

Jill Didur

Concordia University
LF

Lai-Tze Fan

Concordia University
AM

Agata Mergler

PhD Student, York University
My interests lay at an intersection of comparative literature, art and media theory, digital humanities and cultural translation studies. I have been working on two projects recently. One is called "Walter Benjamin Digital", and revolves around Walter Benjamin's media, language and... Read More →
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Markus Reisenleitner

Professor, York University
My research is situated at the intersections of Cultural History and Cultural Studies. My current work focuses on the imaginaries of mobility, community, fashion and style in the global digital city. I have also worked and published on urban imaginaries of modernity, digital humanities... Read More →
JS

Joshua Synenko

Trent University
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Mark Terry

PhD Candidate, York University



Tuesday May 30, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Vic 202

09:00

Traversing Media

Session 7/Séance 7   9:00 – 11:00
Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 201

Traversing Media

Chair/Présidente: Iris Bruce, McMaster University

Iris Bruce, McMaster University, "Kafka Far and Wide"

David Mongor-Lizarrabengoa, Western University, "Bakhtin’s Theories of Common Language and Dialogism in Fargo"

Christine Albert, Université de Montréal, "Le romanesque comme catégorie transmédiatique : des « romans romanesques » au cinéma"

Jing Xu, York University, "Xiao Hong’s Literary Imagination of Harbin Versus the Filmic Imagination of Xiao Hong in Harbin"


Moderators
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Iris Bruce

McMaster University

Speakers
avatar for Christine Albert

Christine Albert

Université de Montréal
DM

David Mongor-Lizarrabengoa

Western University
JX

Jing Xu

York University


Tuesday May 30, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
VIC 201

10:00

Rehearsal Space for First-time Presenters 10-12 with quiet space for writing 12-2pm
Third Time’s a Charm:  A Rehearsal Space for First-Time Presenters with quiet space for writing Noon to 2pm afterwards 
May 27 to 31, 10am to Noon daily  
POD-469 Arts Collaboratory  
 http://www.ryerson.ca/arc/Congress.html  
Light snacks provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Tuesday May 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
POD-469

11:00

BREAK/ PAUSE (coffee/café)
Tuesday May 30, 2017 11:00 - 11:15
TBA

11:15

Comparative Easts and Wests

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 204

Comparative Easts and Wests

Chair/Président: Paul D. Morris, Université de Saint-Boniface 

Paul D. Morris, Université de Saint-Boniface, "Comparative Literature and the Challenge of Diversity"

 Wang Xiaoyan, Xi’an International Studies University, "A Comparative Study of Cheng Zhongshi and Alice Munro: Through the Humanistic Lens"

 Paul Bleton, Université Téluq, "C’est écrit en quelle langue?"

 



Moderators
PM

Paul Morris

Université de Saint-Bomiface
Comparative Literature and the Re-Writing of the Canadian Nation

Speakers
XW

Xiaoyan Wang

Lecturer, Xi'an International Studies University


Tuesday May 30, 2017 11:15 - 12:45
Vic 204

11:15

Paradoxes of Desire and Rejection

Session 8/Séance 8   11:15 – 12:45

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 201

Paradoxes of Desire and Rejection

Chair/Président: Kevin Wilson, TELUQ

Jeannine M. Pitas, University of Dubuque, "Attempts to Eat Beauty: Desire and Denial in Simone Weil and Marosa di Giorgio"

Haiyan Xie, University of Alberta, “Narrating China: Yan Lianke’s Humanistic Concerns and the Politics of his Mythorealism”

Kevin Wilson, TELUQ, "The Sacrificial Narrator: Scapegoating and Mimetic Desire in A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)"



Moderators
KG

Kevin G. Wilson

TÈlÈ-universitÈ

Speakers
JP

Jeannine Pitas

University of Dubuque
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Haiyan Xie

Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Department, University of Alberta
National Salvation and the Paradoxes of Lu Xun’s Translation


Tuesday May 30, 2017 11:15 - 12:45
VIC 201

11:15

Politics, Resistance and Activisms

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 202

Politics, Resistance and Activisms

Chair/Présidente: Concetta Principe, York University

Concetta Principe, York University, "An Interdisciplinary Comparison of the Messianic in MacEwen’s T. E. Lawrence Poems and Robbins’ and Blanton’s Insurrectionist Manifesto"

Irina Sadovina, University of Toronto, "Comparativity and Anti-Rape Discourse in Russia and North America"

John Nyman, Western University, "Duplicitous Citations: The Diverse Politics of Appropriation Literature"

 


Moderators
CP

Concetta Principe

York University

Speakers
JN

John Nyman

Western University
IS

Irina Sadovina

University of Toronto


Tuesday May 30, 2017 11:15 - 12:45
Vic 202

12:45

PAUSE/ BREAK (lunch options on campus)
Tuesday May 30, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
TBA

13:45

The Spiritual and the Supernatural

Session 9/Séance 9   13:45 – 15:45

 Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 201

 The Spiritual and the Supernatural

Chair/Présidente: Jing Xu, University of Posts and Telecommunications

Jing Xu and Tong Zhou, University of Posts and Telecommunications, "The Development of a Buddhist Theme in Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient and Divisadero"

Yuan Zhang, University of Alberta, "Lin Yutang’s Traveling Daoism in Moment in Peking"

Miguel Nenevé, UNIR, "South American Magic as a Counter-discourse to European 'Scientific' Knowledge in Pauline Melville´s 'The Parrot and Descartes'"



Moderators
JX

Jing Xu

York University

Speakers
MN

Miguel Neneve

University of Rondonia - UNIR
YZ

Yuan Zhang

Alberta University


Tuesday May 30, 2017 13:45 - 15:45
VIC 201

13:45

Autobiography Life Writing

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 204

Autobiography Life Writing

Chair/Présidente: Carrie Bettel, York University

 Charles Reeve, OCAD University, “Symptoms of Sincerity: Art, Autobiography and the Conception of the Self”

 Safaneh Mohaghegh, Neyshabouri University of Alberta, "Reading Alaviyyeh Kermani’s Journal of Hajj, the Holy Shrines, and the Naseri Court: Bargaining with Patriarchy through Life Writing"

 Carrie Bettel, York University, "'Immigrant in My Own Land': Sayed Kashua and the Struggles of Finding the Authority to Represent a Culture"

 

Myer Siemiatycki, Ryerson University, "'We, Polish Jews': The Troubled Poetry, Identities and Legacy of Julian Tuwim, 1894-1953"



Moderators
CB

Carrie Bettel

York University

Speakers
SN

Safaneh Neyshabouri

University of Alberta
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Myer Siemiatycki

Ryerson University
Myer Siemiatycki is a Professor of Politics & Public Administration at Ryerson University, and Founding Director of the MA Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies. His research and publications range broadly across immigration, urban, labour and religious studies.Sample publications... Read More →


Tuesday May 30, 2017 13:45 - 15:45
Vic 204

13:45

Politics, Trauma and Resistance

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 202

Politics, Trauma and Resistance

Chair/Président: Pietro Giordan, York University

Pietro Giordan, York University, "Dystopia and Amnesia in Wang Xiaobo’s Novel The Future World: Some Remarks" 

Yiwen Liu, Simon Fraser University, "Cultural Imaginings in the Globalizing World"

Guan Beibei, Harbin Institute of Technology, "Benjamin’s Reading of Baudelaire: An Example of Cross-Temporal Reading"

 Katelyn Dykstra, University of Manitoba, "What Can Trauma Theory Do for Intersex?: An Approach to Intersex Life-Writing"

 


Moderators
PG

Pietro Giordan

York University
Postfeminist Entrapments: Constructing the Female Body in Transnational TV Crime Drama

Speakers
avatar for Katelyn Dykstra

Katelyn Dykstra

University of Manitoba
BB

Bei Bei Guan

Haerbin Institition of Technology (Shenzhen)
YL

Yiwen Liu

Simon Fraser University


Tuesday May 30, 2017 13:45 - 15:45
Vic 202

15:45

BREAK/ PAUSE (coffee/café)
Tuesday May 30, 2017 15:45 - 16:00
TBA

16:00

Cosmopolitan Influences: Art and Travel

Session 10/Séance 10   16:00 – 18:00

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 201

Cosmopolitan Influences: Art and Travel

Chair/Président: Albert Braz, University of Alberta

Songyun Zheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, "Diasporic and Exile: Deromanticized Cosmopolitanism in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time and Chi Zijian’s Goodnight, Rose"

Carlos Fuentes, McGill University, "Between Cosmopolitanism and Decadence: The Dilettante in Henry James’ The Ambassadors and Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks"

Albert Braz, University of Alberta, "Tropical Escapes: Canadian Travellers, Latin America, and Sex"



Moderators
AB

Albert Braz

University of Alberta

Speakers
CF

Carlos Fuentes

McGill University
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Songyun Zheng

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
I am a third-year Ph.D. student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a research associate at Queen Mary, University of London. My research interest includes contemporary English literature, world literature, and cosmopolitanism. I am working on a Ph.D. thesis on Zadie Smith's c... Read More →


Tuesday May 30, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
VIC 201

16:00

Female Identities

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 202

Female Identities

Chair/Présidente: Pouneh Saeedi, University of Toronto

Eliziane Navarro and Elizabete Sampaio, UNEMAT (Brazil), "Two Women and a Destiny: Female Characters in Clarice Lispector and Maria Judite De Carvalho"

Valentin Duquet, Syracuse University, "La femme noire âgée dans le roman francophone: Entre mouroir et miroir"

Xie Qun, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, "Female Identity and Moral Dilemma in A Doll’s Eyes"

Pouneh Saeedi, University of Toronto, "Winnie Verloc, A Case of Female Malady in The Secret Agent"


Moderators
PS

Pouneh Saeedi

University of Toronto

Speakers
avatar for Valentin Duquet

Valentin Duquet

Graduate student, French instructor, Syracuse University
EN

Eliziane Navarro

Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso
The Labyrinth Myth in Era um Poaieiro by Alfredo Marien



Tuesday May 30, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Vic 202

16:00

ROUNDTABLE: Teaching, Interdisciplinarity, Technology, and Experimentation Beyond the Classroom

Room/Salle: VIC-Victoria 204

ROUNDTABLE: Teaching, Interdisciplinarity, Technology, and Experimentation Beyond the Classroom

Chair/Président: Kat Sark, University of Victoria

Kathryn Franklin, York University

Kat Sark, University of Victoria

Peter Schweppe, McGill University

Joshua Synenko, Trent University

 

 


Moderators
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Dr. Kat Sark

Adjunct Faculty, University of Victoria
I have been teaching and developing courses on media and technology within the Humanities for several years. My focus is on critical media literacy, social justice education, trans-cultural media analysis, cultural analysis and gender studies. In my presentation, I will demonstrate... Read More →

Speakers
KF

Kathryn Franklin

York University
Local Glamour? Engaging the Spaces, Challenges and Language of Glamour in Phyllis Brett Young’s The Torontonians
PS

Peter Schweppe

McGill University
JS

Joshua Synenko

Trent University


Tuesday May 30, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Vic 204

17:00

Ryerson Hosted Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Mixer

Tue, May 30, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

3rd Floor Learning Studios, TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King Street West 

Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communication-culture-graduate-student-mixer-congress-tickets-34333100227 

DESCRIPTION

The Communication & Culture Graduate Students' Association is pleased to be hosting a graduate student mixer during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University.

Join us for an evening of networking and an exchange of scholarly ideas among colleagues. A limited number of finger foods and drink will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP by May 26th, 2017. Please note that along with your RSVP, your Congress name tag is required for admittance. 

 


Tuesday May 30, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
TIFF BELL Lightbox, 3rd Floor Learning Studios 350 King Street West

17:00

Ryerson Presents Launch of the Stories in Play Initiative (storiesinplay.com)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

17:00-19:00

Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson Library, LIB 407 

Launch of the Stories in Play Initiative (storiesinplay.com)

Affiliated with Ryerson University’s Centre for Digital Humanities, the Stories in Play Initiative (SIPI) is a platform for knowledge creation and dissemination relating to the broad field of digital storytelling. It is comprised of and directed by a research community that is made up of emergent and established scholars and industry professionals. SIPI provides a forum and publication venue where those interested in digital storytelling can share ideas and have work in traditional and innovative formats reviewed, refined, and broadcast.

SIPI specializes in the following research areas in digital storytelling: Hybrid Productions; Diversity and Inclusion; Procedural Literacy; Gameful Experiences, and Higher Education and Scholarship.

 


Tuesday May 30, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
Centre for Digital Humanities Ryerson LIbrary, LIB 407