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Tri-University Graduate Symposium in English and Film Studies

Jan 22/13

First Annual Tri-University Graduate Symposium:

“Opening New Avenues: Disrupting, Pushing and Extending Boundaries in Narrative, Theory, the

Nation and the Individual”

Wilfrid Laurier University: January 25, 2013

Conference Held in: The Dean’s Board Room Dr. Alvin Wood’s Building 5-103

Multimedia Functional: Laptop Required

Hosted by: Wilfrid Laurier University’s Graduate Students of English and Film Studies Association

Schedule of Panel and Events:

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks: Chair of English and Film Studies, Dr. Ute Lischke

9:15-10:45 Panel 1: Challenging Perceptions and Conceptions of Woman/Girlhood

Victoria Kennedy, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Deleuze and Guattari’s Trans-age, Trans-sex State of Girlhood in The Hunger Games”

Stephanie Hill, University of Guelph

“Auditioning Viola: Re-Invigorating the Ring Speech using Orphic Theory”

Nevena Martinovic, University of Guelph

“‘Invention in Woman’: Letitia Hardy’s Construction of Letitia Hardy in Hannah Cowley’s The Belle’s 


Susan Hroncek, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Dr. Jekyll’s Sister: George Griffith’s Olga Romanoff and the Female Mad Scientist”

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break:

11:00-12:30 Panel 2: Presenting Realities in Theatre and (Post)Cinema

Kimber Sider, University of Guelph

“Acting Upstaged: The Presence of Animals in Performance”

Nicholas Loess, University of Guelph

“Film Effects: A Lament for Video”

Jason Swiderski, Wilfrid Laurier University

“(Mis)Representing Reality: The Dialogic Aesthetics of Blow Out

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Panel 3: The Modern Subject and the City

Anton Bergstrom, Wilfrid Laurier University

“John Donne, Anti-Flâneur?”

Alec Follett, University of Guelph

Performing Chapbooks and the Creation of Modern Scotland”

Tatiana Carnevale, University of Guelph

“$tratfordnomics: Theatre and Tourism at North America’s Largest Repertory Theatre”

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 Panel 4: Exploring Identities in Media

Virginia Shay, University of Waterloo

“‘The Violence of Sameness’: Decolonizing History in The Life and Adventures of Nat Love”

Hannah McGregor, University of Guelph

Orality, Visuality, and the Crisis of Witnessing in Karen Connelly’s Burmese Lessons

Anthony Virgilio, University of Guelph

“Queering the Already Queer; or, How Gay Men are Gay Together”

4:30-4:45 Closing Remarks At Veritas Café or DAWB 1-101 B: President of GSEFSA, Mike


5:00-5:30 Presentation At Veritas Café or DAWB 1-101 B: Dr. Sandra Annett, “Digital

Media/Database Theory”

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Graduate Students of English and Film Studies Association will be hosting a meet and greet in Veritas Café after the conference on Laurier’s Campus at 5:30, where we will have a small selection of hors d'œuvres. We are welcoming all conference attendees to participate in this event. We hope that you will all enjoy the afternoon and we would like to thank you all in advance for your participation in this unique interdepartmental venture. We also hope that events such as the Tri-University Graduate Symposium will aid in promoting and developing strong ties between the Universities of Laurier, Guelph and Waterloo. We would like to thank the individuals who supported the Tri-University Symposium and made this event possible. Thanks to Coplen Rose, Cynthia Ing, Anders Bergstrom, Dr. Mariam Pirbhai, Dr. Randy Harris, Dr. Russell Kilbourn, Dr Ute Lischke and Dr. Sandra Annett. We would also like to thank WLU’s English and FIlm Studies department for their financial support and the members of WLU’s Graduate Students of English and Film Studies Association for supporting this fruitful venture.

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