Conferences and Symposia 2007-2008

Faculty of Humanities




Conferences and Symposia 2007-2008


1. The Humanities Research Institutes's Humanities Research Symposium was held on December 13th, 2007 in The Pond Inlet Mezzanine. The title of the symposium was "Representation/Deception: Construction and Subversion of Authority". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: Carol Merriam (Classics)
Natalie Alvarez (Classics): Performance as Pathology: Factitious Disorders and the Limits of Medical Diagnosis
Dianne Dutton (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): Legal Literary Testimony: perjury or hear say?
Linda Steer (Visual Arts): Found, Borrowed and Stolen: The Use of Photographs in French Surrealist Reviews, 1924-1939
Sherryl Vint (English Language and Literature): Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal
Session II: Chair: David Hayes (Applied Linguistics)
Fanny Dolansky (Classics): The Matronalia of Ancient Rome: Women's Rites or Family Festival?
Lynn Arner (English Language and Literature): Remembrance of Things to Come: Gower, Chaucer, Literacy and 1381
Tami Friedman (History): Private Industry and the Public Interest: Capital Migration and Race Relations in the Mississippi Delta, 1950-1970

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Symposium was held on April 25th, 2008. The title of the symposium was "Sound and Sense in the Humanities". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: Christine Daigle (Philosophy)
Martin Danahay (English Language and Literature): Wikis in the Classroom: High Tech Bells and Whistles
Duncan MacDonald (Visual Arts): Sounds Relation to the Visible, and in a Broader Spectrum, to the Commodification of the Corporeal Sensorium
Angus K. Smith (Classics): Excavations at a Mycenaean Cemetery at Ayia Soira, near Ancient Nemea, Greece
Justine Cotton & Laurie Morrison (Brock Library): The Library: Your Partner in Research
Session II: Chair: John Sainsbury (History)
Matthew Royal (Music): The Rhythmics of Francisco de Salinas: A 16th Century Synthesis of Music, Poetry and Dance
Ann F. Howey (English Language and Literature): Sweet is True Love?: Tennyson and Popular Music
Jean B. Ntakirutimana (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): Ecolonguistics and Language Acquisition
Olatunji Ojo (History): Women, Religion and National Identity in Pre-Colonial Africa: The Yoruba Example