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Friday, May 12

All events will be held at Coach House, Green College unless noted otherwise.

8:00-9:00

Registration

Graham House, Green College

9:00-10:20

Between Oikos and Kosmos (Chair: Laura Moss)

Steven Herran (Graduate Center, City University of New York): “Urban Outfitters”

Lauren McGuire-Wood (University of British Columbia): “‘Japan is coming to us’: Discouraging Ecocosmopolitanism when Memorializing Place-specific Disasters in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and John Bolton’s Debris

Sara Press (University of British Columbia): “Terrestrial Cosmopolitanism, Posthumanism, and Multispecies Modes of Being in Cereus Blooms at Night

10:30-11:50

Medieval and Early Modern Outskirts (Chair: Elizabeth Hodgson)

Holly C. A. Corbett (McMaster University): “Places in Things: Meaning and Representation in the World(s) of Pearl

Rachael Goddard-Rebstein (University of British Columbia): “Visions: The Extraordinary Life of Margery Kempe”

Carley Meredith (University of British Columbia): “Labouring from the Periphery: The Editor’s Preface in Early Print Chaucer”

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:20

Encountering Affect and Affective Encounters (Chair: Adam Frank)

Hilary Ball (University of British Columbia): “‘She Blushes at the Insult’: Undressing the Modest Countenance in Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd

Sharon Engbrecht (University of British Columbia): “The Threshold of Love: Between ‘You’ and ‘I’”

Tiffany Humble (University of British Columbia): “Ambiguous Narration, Unstable Identities, and Liminal Affects in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw

2:30-3:50

Politics and Pushback in 19th Century America (Chair: Sandra Tomc)

Stephanie Lynne Couey (University of Colorado, Boulder): “Beyond the Scream: Defining (and Not Defining) Humanity and Resistance for the Wives of the Heroes in Django Unchained and ‘The Heroic Slave’”

Craig Stensrud (University of British Columbia): “Thoreau’s Shame: The Political Limits of Anti-hypocrisy”

4:00-5:00

Keynote Address

Sonnet L’Abbé (Vancouver Island University): “‘He lied, conceivably, when agreeing to boundaries’: How My Poems About Colonization Keep Reporting Rape”

5:30-9:00

Reception, Dinner, Creative Presentations

Thea’s Lounge, Thea Koerner House

Cash bar

Alyssa Sy de Jesus (University of British Columbia): “Food Fight: An Eggsistential Tale”

Igpy Kin (Independent): “Loopholes”

Geoffrey Morrison (Independent): “Giordano Bruno in Geneva”

Andreas Rutkauskas (University of British Columbia, Okanagan): “Borderline”

Saturday, May 13

All events will be held at Coach House, Green College unless noted otherwise.

10:00-10:30

Registration

Graham House, Green College

10:30-11:50

The State, Language, and Land in Spain and Latin America (Chair: Judith Paltin)

Sara Barnard (University of British Columbia): “Meeting points: cultural projects in Spanish prisons”

Upasana Thakkar (University of British Columbia): “Language and Identity in Central American Migrant Narratives”

Renata Guimarães Vieira (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Brazil): “NATURALIZAÇÃO POR DESPOSSESSÃO? Reprodução social-natural na Comunidade Quilombola Barro Vermelho”

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:20

Redefinitions (Chair: Brendan McCormack)

Alice Choi (University of British Columbia): “Outside Art, Inside History: The History of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea”

Matthew Evans-Cockle (University of British Columbia): “Wisdom Made Strange(ly)”

Laura Osgood (Simon Fraser University): “Embodied Trauma and the Bibliographic Form in Tree of Codes and The Place of Scraps

2:30-3:50

Race and Pop Culture at the Interstices (Chair: Xine Yao)

Taryn Mahoney (University of British Columbia): “Riverdale Resurrected: Race, Zombies, and the Ontic/Hauntic Subject in Night of the Living Dead and Afterlife with Archie

Katrina Sellinger (University of British Columbia): “Aurality and Feminist Afrofuturism in Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady

4:00-5:00

Keynote Address

Mo Pareles (University of British Columbia): “Translation, Time, and Sexual Difference in Ælfric of Eynsham”

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