Conferences and Symposia 2012-2013




Conferences and Symposia 2012-2013


1. The Humanities Research Institute's Fall Term Symposium was held on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "From Ports to Portals". The speakers were as follows:
Session 1: Chair: Felipe Ruan (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Elizabeth Greene (Classics): Portable Ports in Ancient Greece: A View from Old Knidos
Gregor Kranjc (History): Ignoring the Ordinary: Accommodation, Resistance and Collaboration in Southeastern Europe (1941-1945)
Shawn Serfas (Visual Arts): Re-Picturing the Landscape
Pat Debly (Music): English Identity in Italian Opera: Haydn's L'anima del filosofo
Session 2: Chair: Carmela Colella (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Gale Coskan-Johnson (English Language and Literature): Anxious Linearity, Recalcitrant Sovereignty: UN Member States and the Transnational Migrant Worker
Donna Szoke (Visual Arts): Reasonable & Senseless: Articulating an Emergent Process
Sean Morton (PhD Student, Interdisciplinarty Humanities): Digital Resources and University Libraries: The Uneven Development of Humanities Resources in the Academic Library System

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Term Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "The Promise of Peace". The speakers were as follows:
Session 1: Chair: James Allard (English Language and Literature)
David Clark (English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University): On the Promise of Peace: Kant's Wartime and the Tremulous Body of Philosophy
Session 2: Chair: James Allard (English Language and Literature)
David Fancy (Dramatic Arts): Corporeality, Conflict, and Performance: Some Considerations on Theatre, War and the Post-Kantian Tradition
Gale Coskan-Johnson (English Language and Literature): The 'Enemy Combatant' in Motion: Naming and Poetry at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Stefan Dolgert (Political Science): Fugitives from the Gods: Empedociean Reflections on War and Peace