Conferences and Symposia 2013-2014




Conferences and Symposia 2013-2014


1. The Humanities Research Institute's Fall Term Symposium was held on Monday, December 16, 2013 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Power, Position and Politics". The speakers were as follows:
Session 1: Chair: David Schimmelpenninck (History)
Ning Wang (History), "Zhou Yiliang: 'A Bookish Scholar' Bowing to the Communist Power."
Natalee Caple (English Language and Literature), "Cultural Production as a Critical Lens, or, Creative Assignments in the Non-Creative Writing Classroom."
Karen Fricker (Dramatic Arts), "Somewhere between Science and Legend: Cirque du Soleil and Robert Lepage's Totem."
Session 2: Chair: Gyllian Raby (Dramatic Arts)
Terrance H. McDonald (PhD student, Interdisciplinary Humanities), "A Visual Interrogation of Masculine Mythologies: Barney's Cremaster Cycle and Masculinities."
Julie Morris (PhD student, Interdisciplinary Humanities), "The Steambunk Fetishization Effect: Female Gender Politics and the Sexualized Body in Steampunk Performance."
Carrie Murray (Classics), "Isolation versus Interaction: Investigating Life on the Island of Pantelleria During the Iron Age."

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Term Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium is "Pressing Affairs: A symposium in honour of John Sainsbury". The speakers were as follows:
Session 1: Chair: Andrew McDonald (History)
Leah Bradshaw (Political Science), "The Libertine and the Romantic: Twin Motifs from the 18th Century."
Donna T. Andrew (History, University of Guelph), "Adultery a-la-mode: The Worsley Case."
Allison Glazebrook (Classics), "Athens' Bad Boy: Timarchos in Aeschines 1, Against Timarchos."
Session 2: Chair: Elizabeth Sauer (English Language and Literature)
Tom Glasbergen (History, McGill University), "John Wilkes' Demotic Classicism."
Guy Nicholson (deputy Comment editor, The Globe and Mail), "Op-Ed Cyborg: Your Needs Are of No Concern to Me."
John Sainsbury (History), "Vision of Virgin Mary Gave Me Power to Grow Giant Vegetables: Secrets of the Tabloids Revealed."