Past Congress Participants

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Below are lists of UWaterloo English presenters at past meetings of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Name Title Society/Group Date/Time Location

Veronica Austen 

Seeing Photographically in Kim Barry Brunhuber’s Kameleon Man ACCUTE May 28, 
10:30 a.m.
Betsy Brey

Twine, Hypertext, and Games: Ideologies and Implications

CGSA June 1,
1:00 p.m.
Craigie Hall
Keely Cronin

Tweeting Barriers: Indigenous Narratives, Canada Reads, and Digital Debate

ACCUTE May 29,
8:45 a.m.
Social Sciences 423
Bruce Dadey A General Systems Approach to Rhetoric CSSR June 2,
4:00 p.m.

MacEwan Hall 280 Council Chambers

Shawn Dorey

Starting Zones: Studying a Potential Intersection of Cultural Geography and Game Studies

CGSA June 3,
11:15 a.m.
Room 3
Stephen Fernandez

The Mortal Community: Embracing Finitude in Jérôme Bel and Theater HORA's Disabled Theater

CATR May 31,
2:15 p.m.
Kyle Gerber

Rhetorical Figuration in Joseph Lowery’s “Benediction”

CSSR June 2,
2:45 p.m.
MacEwan Hall 280 Council Chambers
Kenneth Graham

Penitent Princes and Plainspeaking Priests: Pastoral Power in The Winter’s Tale

CSRS May 28,
10:30 a.m.

Professional Faculties 120

Randy Harris

Ploche, Uberscheme

CSSR June 2,
4:00 p.m.
MacEwan Hall 280 Council Chambers
Kate Lawson

Grad Caucus Panel: Professionalization within/beyond Academia

ACCUTE May 29,
10:30 a.m.
SS 541
Kate Lawson

Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley: Family History as Intertextuality

ACCUTE May 30,

SS 1153

Phil Miletic

"And now everybody will do theirs": Remediating Everybody's Autobiography as a Radio Event

ACCUTE May 29,
SS 209
Patricia Ofili

Gender Eclipse in Dominant Ideologies

CSSR June 2,
8:30 a.m.
MacEwan Hall 280 Council Chambers
Marcel O'Gorman

The Research-Creation Problem in Digital Scholarship

CCA May 30,
10:15 a.m.
Sciences Theatre 135
Sylvia Terzian

Transnational Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitanism: Arab-Canadian Literature in the Global Moment

CACLALS May 29, 9:00 a.m. SMD 402
Sylvia Terzian

The Role of the Academic Underclass: Facing the Challenges of the Changing Professoriate

ACCUTE May 31,
10:30 a.m.
SS 109
Steve Wilcox

Designing Videogames for Knowledge Translation

CCA May 29,
1:30 p.m.
Sciences Theatre 143
Steve Wilcox Ludic Topology: Towards an Ethical Theory of Game Time CGSA June 1,
10:15 a.m.
Craigie Hall  C309


Name Title Society/Group Date Location
Clare Birmingham

Help Wanted? A Keyword Analysis of How Writing Centre Communications Constitute a Relational Framework


May 30, 11:00 a.m.

Vanier 2075

Bruce Dadey

Toward a Critical Business Communication Pedagogy


June 1, 9:30 a.m.

Vanier 1075

Bruce Dadey

Graphic Narratives and Technical Communication


June 4, 3:15-4:15 p.m.


Jay Dolmage

Capital Ideas: Disabling Studies, Disability Studied, Disability Studies (Keynote)


June 3, 2:00 p.m.

LMX 122

Stephen Fernandez

Networking Cities: Urban Performance, Mobile Technology, and the Production of Social Capital

CATR June 2, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Room 310, Department of Theatre

Sarah Gibbons

Neurological Diversity and Environmental (In)Justice: The Ecological Other in Popular Representations of Autism

CDSA June 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LMX 215

Randy Harris The Five Master Schemes CSSR June 5, 10:00 a.m.

BSC 140

Shelley Hulan

Queer Edens in Marjorie Pickthall’s Little Hearts and Susan Frances Harrison’s The Forest of Bourg-Marie: What’s Nation Got To Do With It?


May 30, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Shelley Hulan

Polemical Economy: An Indian Context for Sara Jeannette Duncan’s The Imperialist


May 31, 10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

SMD 402

Sara Humphreys

The U.S. Economy in Fallen Women or Sober Up, Missus America!

ACCUTE May 30, 3:30 p.m. SMD 330
Philip Meletic

American New Sincerity and Virtual Community: Disembodiment and Community in David Foster Wallace’sInfinite Jest

ACCUTE May 30, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. SMD 330
Marcel O'Gorman

The Art, Politics, and Philosphy of Digital Abstinence

CCA June 5, 8:30 a.m. STE/J0106
Patricia Ofili

Paradox of Barbarism and Fear in J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians

CSSR June 3, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. BSC 140
Alexandra Orlando

The Cyborg Game: The Ludic Cinema of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

CGSA June 4, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. MacDonald 121
Saeed Sabzian

The Sound of Fear in The Road, Movie and Novel

CSSR June 3, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. BSC 140
Winfried Siemerling

Past's Future: Critical Black Canadian Memory Culture and the Documentary Films of Sylvia Hamilton

ACCUTE May 31, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SMD 226
Heather Smyth

"We nudge language into relations of becoming”: Collaborative Writing, Community-Building, and Canadian Literature 

CACLALS May 31, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. SMD 439
Elise Vist

Idiosyncratic Tagging and the Creation of Intimate Publics on Tumblr


June 3, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Louis-Pasteur 285

Stephanie White

The Public Made Personal: Findings from a Study of a Service-Learning Writing Class

CASDW May 31, 9:30 a.m. Vanier 1075
Steve Wilcox

Digital Games as a Form of Cross-Cultural Knowledge Translation

CSDH June 1, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Lamoureux 217
Steve Wilcox

First Person Scholar: Talking to Games Academics, Enthusiasts and Professionals

CGSA June 4, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. MacDonald 146
Chad Wriglesworth

Forms of Contingent Faith: The Necessity of Doubt in Christian Wiman's Poetry

CLSG June 1, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Arts Building 350

Robert Zacharias

Canadian Literature: The Past 40 Years II


June 1, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Simard 422