Conferences Spring/Summer 2021

This page lists people who are presenting at conferences this spring/summer.

Name Title Association/Conference Date/Time
Katherine Acheson The Canadian Beaver on Early Modern Maps CSRS May 29, 1:00 p.m.
Maab Alkurdi Bitterly Rhetorical: Terror in the Autobiography of Zainab Salbi RhetCan June 2, 3:00 p.m.
Veronica  Austen ‘This time – let’s pretend we’ve always been fearless friends’: Roy Kiyooka and the ‘[F]ractured [K]inships’ of Nation CACLALS June 9, 1-2 p.m.
Jen Clary-Lemon Bridging Species Divides: Rhetoric Between Humans, Nonhumans, and Things in the Sixth Extinction RhetCan  June 2, 2:45 p.m.
Frankie Condon and Vershawn Young Keynote: Teaching to Redress: Using the Myth of Canadian Exceptionalism to Pursue Anti-Racist Instruction in Composition and Rhetoric CASDW June 8, 9-10 a.m.
Sarah  Madoka Currie The MAD MANIFESTO in Progress: Compassionate Activism Methodologies & Mobilizations CASDW June 8, 1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
Bruce Dadey Pictura Rhetorica Silens: Resistance and Attention to the Visual in Classical Rhetoric RhetCan June 2, 11:15 a.m.
Elianne George El-Amyouni Palestinian Resistance Poetry after the Nakba


June 5
Lara El Makkawi Lands of Solidarity: Understanding Contemporary North American Indigenous and Palestinian Realities Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land June 29, 12:40-2:10 p.m.
Lara El Makkawi Decolonizing the Anthropocene through The Marrow Thieves CACLALS  June 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lai-Tze Fan Unseen Hands: On the Gendered Design of Virtual Assistants and the Limits of Creative AI ELO May 26, 11:30 
Lai-Tze Fan Alternative Pedagogies through Twine Digital Storytelling ELO May 28, 8:30 
Lai-Tze Fan From Screen to Silicon:Reverse Engineering the Computational Infrastructure of Nick Montfort's Round ELO May 28, 10:00 
Giuseppe Femia Reparative Play PRES Lecture May 27, 3:00 p.m.
Aleksander Franiczek Graphical Minimalism and Self-Reflexivity in the Paradoxical Immersion of Undertale CGSA June 4, 12-12:45 p.m.
Kyle Gerber Praedicandi Pop: The Mediatory Function of Rhetorical Figures in Public-Facing Evangelical Discourse RhetCan June 3, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Chris Giannakopoulos Between Poetry and Poetics: Parallel Rhetorical Figures in Jan Zwicky’s Lyric Philosophy and The Wittgenstein Elegies RhetCan June 3, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Vanya Gnaniah  Locked-Down Labour: Representation of Women in Kerala Food Vlogs CACLALS  
Ken Graham Pulter's End CSRS May 30, 1 p.m.
Randy Harris Kairos and Racism: The Rise of Jagmeet Singh RhetCan June 4, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Ken Hirschkop Mythmaking: why Bakhtin went back to the future in the 1930s 17th International Bakhtin Conference July 5-10
Monique Kampherm Masks and Caricatures: Prosopopoeia and Ethopoeia in Canada’s 2019 English-Language Leaders’ Debate RhetCan June 4, 11:00 a.m.
Chitra Karki Racing the Anti-racist Rhetoric in Classrooms RhetCan June 4, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Norm Klassen Rhetorical Style as Real Substance: Interpreting the Work of Creation The Eighth International Symposium and Summer School of the Instituto de Filosofía   June 29, 1:00 p.m.
Alice Kuzniar François Ozon’s Frantz and Queer German Cinem CAUTG/APAUC May 30th, 3:05 p.m.
Shannon Lodoen Where is “Here” and Who is “We”? Rhetorically Constructing a Unified Canada RhetCan June 4, 11:30 a.m.
Heather Love ‘Words Fail Me’: Virginia Woolf Performs On and Against the BBC Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf June 12, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Heather Love Norbert Wiener’s India Connections IEEE 3rd Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century July 23-24
Kem-Laurin  Lubin Artificial Intelligence (AI) Literacy - A Cross-disciplinary Exploration IEEE ISTAS21 Oct. 28-31
Michael MacDonald ‘Words of Mercury’: Shakespearean Sophistries CSRS May 29, 11:00 a.m.
Marcel O’Gorman Making Media Theory a Practice of Critical Design CCA June 2, 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Alexi  Orchard Critical Design Interventions in Engineering Curriculum CCA June 2, 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Thomas Phang-Lyn Empowerment and Agency through the Characters of Hades Popular Culture Association, Games Studies June 2, 2:00-3:20 p.m.
Dakota Pinheiro Working Towards “Nada”: The Franklinian Ethic and Philosophical Pessimism in Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” and Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men PCA/ACA June 2, 5:00-6:20 p.m.
Rafia Qaisar Assassin’s Creed 3 and the Politics of Indigenous Representation in Video Games  CGSA  June 1, 11:00 p.m.
Christopher  Rogers EarthBand: Working with Speculative Design CCA June 2, 4:45 - 6:00
Apoorva Sanagavarapu Where are you Baby Pikachu?: A PowerPoint Presentation/[Prototype] Location-Based Mobile Game CGSA June 1, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
John Savarese Time-Stretched Audio and ‘Delayed Cinema’ Beyond Life and Death: Twin Peaks at Thirty June 12
John Savarese Joanna Baillie and the Science of Song NASSR June 28
John Savarese Musical Ambience and Cognitive Ecology in Percy, Ritson, and Scott 12th International Walter Scott Conference July 4-8
Megan Lynn Selinger Unanticipated Resonances: The Effects of Paired Productions and of Thematic Echoes at the Stratford Festival CSRS May 31, 4:30 p.m.
Heather Smyth Advocacy and Activism in Contemporary CanLit: Literature, Rhetoric, Praxis ACCUTE May 29, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Stefani Starivlah Vicky’s Secret: A Case Study in the Intra-Discursive Qualities of Critical Making CCA June 2, 4:45-6:00 p.m.
Christin Taylor From Partner to Product: Internationalisation's Impact on Canadian Writing Studies CASDW June 9, 10:30 a.m.
Maša Torbica Writing group in a box: Starting a decentralized student writing group program.” CWCA May 20, 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Maša Torbica Textual Be/longing in Contemporary Canadian Literatures. ACCUTE May 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Maša Torbica Approaches to Early Career Professionalization: Emerging Scholar Roundtable ACQL May 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Maša Torbica Connective Activism: #Ottawapiskat and the third space of sovereignty RhetCan June 2, 4:00 p.m.
Valerie Uher 'There’s a big penalty to pay for economic sabotage, girls': Representing Worker Ontologies and Labour Unrest in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl" ALCQ-ACQL May 30, 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Vershawn Young and Frankie Condon Keynote: Teaching to Redress: Using the Myth of Canadian Exceptionalism to Pursue Anti-Racist Instruction in Composition and Rhetoric CASDW June 8, 9-10 a.m.