Conferences and Symposia 2009-2010

Faculty of Humanities




Conferences and Symposia 2009-2010


1. The Humanities Research Institute's Holiday Symposium was held on Friday, December 18th, 2009 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Activism, Art, Institutions and Play in the Humanities". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: John Sainsbury (History)
Keri Cronin (Visual Arts): The Art of Activism: The Appropriation of Imagery in 19th Century Animal Welfare Campaigns
Renee-Claude Breitenstein (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): Publics and Publications: Re-reading 16th Century Collections in Praise of Women
Barbara Burrell (Classics): The Semiotics of Stone
Rajiv Kaushik (Philosophy): Art and Institution: Aesthetics in the Late Works of Merleau-Ponty
Session II: Chair: Keri Cronin (Visual Arts)
Gale Coskan-Johnson (English Language and Literature): The Body as Transnational Labour: The 'Family Man' Out of Place
Barbra Zupan (Applied Linguistitcs): The Use of Film Versus Novel Excerpts to Elicit Emotion in a Laboratory Setting
Joe Norris (Dramatic Arts): Playbuilding as Qualitative Research: A Participatory Arts Based Approach

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Symposium was held on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Going Global?". The keynote speaker and respondents were as follows:
Dr. Victor Li (Associate Professor, Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto): Toward an Inoperative Civilization: Agamben, Gadamer, Nancy
Steven Rita-Proctor (Respondent, Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy)
Leah Bradshaw (Respondent, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science)
Mathew Martin (Respondent, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature)