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Conference Schedule

 

8:00am to 8:30am

Formal introduction and remarks from the Graduate English Association president

Opening Remarks
(Main Room)

8:30am to 10:00am

Love and Affection
(Zoom Room A)

Panel

"Dating in times of COVID-19: Coverage and digital practices" by Sandra Moyano-Ariza (she/her), City University of New York

"The Cultural Politics of Being Turned On" by  Zhuoran Deng (she/her), University of Toronto

"Lovers’ Bodies as Love Letters: Intimacy, Intrusion and Intimation in Hiroshima Mon Amour" by Ananya Sasaru (she/her), University of Calcutta

"Intimacy as Methodology: Muriel Rukeyser’s 'Touch Poems'" by Michal Calo (she/her), University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Adam Hammond

8:30am to 10:00am

Shakespearean Intimacies
(Zoom Room B)

Panel

"Shakespeare’s Nation: Negotiating Empire in A Book of Homage to Shakespeare" by Laina Southgate (she/her), University of Toronto

"I Will Better the Instruction: Cultural Translation and the Curious Second Life of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in China" by Sam Minden (they/them), University of Toronto

"Shakespeare's Danced Intimacies: Pas de Deux in Wheeldon's The Winter’s Tale" by Katie Prowse (she/her), Memorial University of Newfoundland

“‘He’s in the third degree of drink: he’s/ drowned': Transmuting Alcohol in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night" by Elijah Two Bears (they/them), University of Mississippi

Chair: Jeremy Lopez

10:00am to 10:15am

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Break

10:15am to 11:45am

The Cultural Politics of the Visual
(Zoom Room A)

Panel

"Selfie Poetics: The Lyric, Confession, Curation and Surveillance in Margaret Christako’s Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex, Blood, Loss & Selfies" by Julianne Neely (she/her), University at Buffalo

"Visualities of Covid-19: The Ventilator as Disabled Assemblage" by Leilan Wong (she/they), University of British Columbia

"From the Intimacy of the Family Photo Album to the Public Space of Memory: The Use of Photography to Commemorate the Victims of the Holocaust and the Uruguayan Dictatorship" by Jessica Marino (she/her), Carleton University 

"The Spectating Eye in Ubu and the Truth Commission" by Michael J. Campbell (he/him), University of Manitoba

Chair: Rijuta Mehta

10:15am to 11:45am

Topographies of Body (In) Space
(Zoom Room B)

Panel

"The Polyphony of Nightclubs: Reimagining Utopias and the Optimism of Queer Nigerian Nightlife in Romeo Oriogun’s Sacrament of Bodies (2020)" by Rohit Chakraborty (they/them), Emory University

"Safe Grounds and Dead Silences: Mapping Mansfield Park" by Meg Jianing Zhang (she/her), Columbia University

"Bodies Bounded and Breached: Individual, National and Textual Intimacies in Carmen Maria Machado’s 'Inventory'" by Elizabeth Winter (she/her), Northwestern University

"Intimations from the Beyond: Divination and Clairvoyance in Global Modernism" by Janine Sobers (she/her), University of Washington

Chair: Stanka Radović

11:45am to 1pm

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Break

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Racial Intimacies
(Zoom Room A)

Panel

"Interracial Intimacies and the Asian Male Immigrant Body in Paul Yee’s A Superior Man" by Jane Willsie (she/her), University of British Columbia

"Intimacy in the Slaughterhouse:  Thinking Towards Interspecies Care and Embodiment through Miru Kim’s 'The Pig That Therefore I Am'" by Amy-Leigh Gray (she/her), University of Manitoba

"Inclusion and Exclusion: A Deeper Perspective of the Korean Immigrant Experience in Ins Choi’s Kim’s Convenience" by Amy Kwong (she/her), University of Ottawa

"Black Intimacies: Shifting Racial Identities in Cheryl Foggo’s Pourin’ Down Rain" by Titilola Babalola Aiyegbusi (she/her), University of Toronto

Chair: Anna Thomas

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Community Intimacies
(Zoom Room B)

Panel

"Laughing well, living well: Intimate Jokes, Friendship, and Human Functioning" by Selena Ozbas (she/her), Istanbul University

"Queer Recognition and Reparative Reading in 'The Wanderer'" by Jason Ray (he/him), Fordham University

"Particular and Peculiar: Toward a Theory of Autistic Close Reading" by Andreae Callanan (she/her), Memorial University of Newfoundland

"I Am Here: The Intimacies of the Individual and the Social" by Jaskirat Hothi (she/her), UC Berkeley

Chair: Claire Battershill

2:30pm to 2:45pm

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Break

2:45pm to 4:15pm

Sounding the Redemptive
(Zoom Room A)

Panel

"The Animal Cry: Acousmatic Sound in Lucrecia Martel’s 'La Mujer Sin Cabeza'" by Andrea Avidad (she/her), NYU Tisch

"Telling Moments and Speaking Silences: Queerness and Ritual in Lydia Cabrera’s Cuentos Negros de Cuba" by Sally Hansen (she/her), University of Notre Dame

"Voices in the Wind: The Wind Telephone (Kaze No Denwa) as a Technology of Mourning" by Laura Jameson Boyce (they/them), McGill University

"The Intimacy of Stuttering and the Revelation of Disability" by Jeff Careyva (he/him), Harvard University

​​Chair: Linda Hutcheon

2:45pm to 4:15pm

Theorizing Sickness
(Zoom Room B)

Panel

"Swapping Spit with Leprous Women: Medieval Queer Intimacies in The Book of Margery Kempe" by Ellis Light (they/them), Fordham University

"'Body' Politics: The Problem of Intimacy between Plagued Bodies in Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year" by William John Layng (he/him), University of Toronto

"'Better in Body Perhaps': Biopolitics and Created Intimacies in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" by Alexandra Gunnells (she/her), University of Texas at Austin

"The Shame-Inducing Language of Diagnosis in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl" by Walter Rafael Villanueva (he/him), University of Toronto

Chair: Andrea Charise

4:15pm to 4:30pm

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Break

4:30pm to 6:15pm

Keynote address from Ann Cvetkovich with Q&A

Keynote Address
(Main Room)