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  • Call for Papers– 7th International Conference on Image and Imagery

    The conference “Im/Migrant Passages: Crossing Visual, Spatial and Textual Boundaries” will be held on October 10 and 11, 2018 at Brock University.

    Proposals are welcome.

    The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

    Download Call for Papers

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  • Expressions of Today / Expressions d’aujourd’hui

    Students in Studies in Arts and Culture as well as in French Studies explore contemporary expressions in art and literature.

    Des étudiants en Etudes en français et en Studies in Arts and Culture explorent des expressions contemporaines dans l’art et la littérature.

    Thursday 8 March 2018
    6:00-8:00 pm

    Jeudi 8 mars 2018
    6h-8h en soirée

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  • 7th International Conference on Image and Imagery

    The 7th International Conference on Image and Imagery will be held on October 10 and 11, 2018.

    The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2018.

    Download Call for Papers

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  • Art-iculating the Aesthetic immanent  interdisciplinarity, critical comparativity, polemic praxis

    Saturday, March 15, 2014
    9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Alphies Trough

    Brock University’s Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts MA program presents a graduate student symposium on the art of aesthetic interpretation. The presentations will draw together a variety of theoretical modalities in a generative dialogue with a multitude of artistic mediums: poststructuralism and cultural production, postcolonialism and literature, posthumanism and cinema, psyhcoanalysis and theraputic art, memory studies and photography, and more.

    With special guest speaker: Janelle Blankenship
    A professor at the Theory and Criticism program at Western University, researching the intersections of: literary/critical theory, media histories, phenomenology, theories of temporality, nature and utopia.

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  • SCLA Students Travel to Oxford University to present at 9th Global Conference on Monsters and Monstrosity

    Through the interdisciplinary nature of the Studies in Comparative Literatures and the Arts MA program at Brock University, Dr. Cristina Santos mentored our cohort to reach out to a wider academic community, and encouraged us to foster multi-perspectival approaches to our own research and various fields of study. Through her outstanding mentorship and guidance, Dr. Santos and the SCLA program provided us with opportunities to work with materials from varying disciplines and to subsequently prepare and present this research in a number of academic settings and platforms.

    Aside from her duties as the director of the SCLA program, Dr. Santos also taught a course on Crossover-Literature in which one of the requirements included writing an abstract for a research paper, which she then encouraged us to submit to the 9th Global Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous (held September 10 to September 13, 2011 at Oxford University, UK). Through her guidance within the classroom and her continued mentorship beyond, Dr. Santos not only helped us cultivate the necessary skills to succeed in an academic career, but she also made possible the exciting and invaluable experience of presenting our original research at Oxford. This conference seemed a natural progression from our work in SCLA, as it encourages a wide range of scholars from varied academic and geographical backgrounds to come together and engage in stimulating conversation.

    ~~ Monica Dufault & Steven Rita-Procter ~~

    9th Global Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous SCLA presenters:

    Monica Dufault SCLA 2011
    Nasty Old Things: The True Monsters of the Twilight Saga

    Heidi Horvath
    Bella and the Beast: A Transformative Tale

    Sarah Rangaratnam SCLA 2010
    The “Monstrous Widow” in Early 20th Century India

    Steven Rita-Procter SCLA 2011
    Monstrous Sexual Awakenings: Jacob Black and the Monstrosity of Male Pubescent Experience

    Janice Zehentbauer SCLA 2007
    Monstrous Births: Sires, Pregnancy, and Progeny in Angel

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  • Cristina Santos and SCLA students go to Oxford

    Cristina Santos recently delivered a paper Sacrificing Virginity, or Taming (Im)potency in Contemporary Women’s Fiction at the 8th Global Conference on Monsters and Monstrosity held at Oxford University, UK.

    With her were some of her graduate students from our MA program in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures:

    Jonathan Allan (SCLA 2007) Theorizing the Monstrous and the Virginal in the Popular Romance Novels

    Melissa La Porte (SCLA 2010) Snakes on a Mane: Medusa, the Body and Serpentine Monstrosity

    Maja Srndic (SCLA 2010) Survival of the Toothiest: Vagina Dentata in Christopher Unborn and Teeth

    Elizabeth Cherniak (SCLA 2010) [presented at “Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners” Parallel Conference at Oxford University] Discourse with the Monstrous: ‘Able-bodied’ and ‘Disabled’ Encounters with ‘Primitive Other’ in Africa


    On more about the experience at the conferences at Oxford University please read the following blog post by Jonathan Allan entitled From Brock to Oxford and Beyond: A Lesson in Mentorship.

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