Conferences and Symposia 2010-2011




Conferences and Symposia 2010-2011


1. The Humanities Research Institute's Fall Term Symposium was held on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 in The Pond Inlet. The title of the symposium was "Transits and Transgressions". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: Keri Cronin (Visual Arts)
Andrew McDonald (History): The Late Norse Isle of Man in its North Atlantic Context: Contacts and Communication, 1079-1265
David Fancy (Dramatic Arts): I Scream the Body Electric': Entrainment, Zombie Performance, and the Contemporary Field Body
Carole Stewart (English Language and Literature): William Wells Brown and a Transnational Temperance Ideal
Session II: Chair: Christine Daigle (Philosophy)
Katharine von Stackelberg (Classics): Not-So-Strange Encounters: Hermaphrodites in the Roman House
Joe Norris (Dramatic Arts): Duoethnography: Toward Dialogic Form of Narrative Inquiry
Barnett Singer (History): Tunnel Vision: From Italians to Algerians in the French Alps

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Term Symposium was held on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Art/Work". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: James Allard (English Language and Literature)
Duncan MacDonald (Visual Arts): Little Revolutions
Carmela Patrias (History): Working Class Immigrants and French Canadians in Niagara, 1900-1960
Tami Friedman (History): Rethinking National Prosperity: Industry Location, State Power, and the Decline of U.S. Unions after World War II
Session II: Chair: Catherine Parayre (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Martin Danahay (English Language and Literature): Mental Clothes: Dr. Jekyll and Ernst Schulz
Merijean Morrissey (Visual Arts): Mapping the Navigator at Graphic Studio Dublin