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Congress Participants

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The 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will be held at Ryerson University from May 27 to June 2. Here is a list of faculty and students from English Language and Literature who are participating. To see lists of Congress presentations from previous years, see our Past Congress Presentations page.

Name Title Society/Group Date/Time Location
Becky Anderson Sound and Space: Connecting to Memory and Remembering Trauma in  Madeline Thien’s Certainty ACCUTE May 27, 1:45 p.m. Victoria 508
Becky Anderson Photographing Loss: Exploring the Ocular Record in Madeline Thien’s Certainty ACQL May 27, 8:30 a.m. Victoria 503

Veronica Austen 

The Ghost of Roy Kiyooka ACQL May 27, 
1:30 p.m.
Victoria 503

Veronica Austen 
(with Masa Torbica)

The Presence of Absence: Visual Hauntings in Canadian Literature / La présence de l’absence: les hantises visuellesdans la littérature canadienne (panel org.) ACQL May 27, 8:30 a.m. Victoria 503
Betsy Brey Fact and/or Fiction?: VR Storytelling and Cognitive Narratology CGSA June 1, 10:45 a.m. TRSM
2-147
Bruce Dadey From Usability to UX: Visual Rhetoric, Comics, and Technical Communication  CSSR June 1, 1:30 p.m. OAK 218
Andrew Deman Wee Little Lotus-Eaters: The Fallacy of Academic Expiration ACCUTE May 30, 10:30 a.m. SLC 450
Evelyn Deshane Blonde Beauties and GIs: Transgender Surgery's Military Root ACCUTE May 29, 10:30 a.m. Victoria 301
Evelyn Deshane ESC Roundtable: Transitions (panelist) ACCUTE May 27, 1:45 p.m. Victoria 101
Danielle Deveau Counting Culture: A Roundtable on Methods in Media and Cultural Studies CCA May 30, 8:30 a.m. RCC 227
Fraser Easton Austen's War on Edgeworth: Economic Psychology in Emma and Ennui ACCUTE May 30, 8:45 a.m. Victoria 500
Judy Ehrentraut This is Not Your Body: The Synchronization of Affect in Virtual Reality Gaming CGSA June 1, 10:45 a.m. TRSM
2-147
Stephen Fernandez Rendering Digital Lives: Approaching Social Media Through "Critical Making" CCA May 31, noon KHS 51
Stephen Fernandez Mobilizing Access in Makerspaces: Crip Performances and Collaborative Making in the Classroom CDSA May 31, 1:00 p.m. TBA
Julie Funk Pace-taker: Getting To The Heart Of Our Digital Anxieties CCA May 31, 1:45 p.m. RCC 202
Sara Gallagher "Down Here in Paradise": Fictional Accounts of the Exoduster Movement ACCUTE May 27, 10:30 a.m. TBA
Kyle Gerber "On Earth as it is in Heaven": Transitive Action and Sacramental Participation in The Lord's Prayer CATA May 28, 3:00 p.m. Victoria 206
Kyle Gerber “On Earth as it is in Heaven”: Transitive Action in The Lord’s Prayer CSSR June 1, 8:45 a.m. OAK
218
Kyle Gerber Refusing Remembrance in Rudy Wiebe's Come Back ACQL May 28, 9:00 a.m. Victoria 110
Kenneth Graham The Language of Blessing in King Lear CSRS May 27, 1:45 p.m. Victoria 608
Randy Harris A Neurocognitive Ontology of Rhetorical Figures CSSR June 1, 8:45 a.m. OAK 218
Megan Honsberger Mindflux: Application of Micro Digital Abstinence CCA May 31, 1:45 p.m. RCC 202
Monique Kampherm "Liberals Lead:" The Rhetorical Influence of CBC's Aggregate Polling Data on Voters in the 2015 Canadian National Election CSSR May 30, 4:00 p.m. OAK 218
Norm Klassen Language and the Paradox of Nature and Grace: Spiritual Warfare in That Hideous Strength CLSG May 27, 12:15 p.m. Victoria 505
Alysia Kolentsis Shakespeare’s Grammar CSRS May 27, 1:45 p.m. Victoria 608
Jason Lajoie  Gayming On the Grid: Playing through the Ludic Technology of Grindr CGSA June 2, 1:30 p.m. TRSM
1-149
Victoria Lamont Popular Westerns: Towards a Feminist Genealogy ACCUTE May 27, 8:45 a.m. Victoria 101
Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher Data as the Commons: Rearticulating the Commons through Civic and Citizen Science [with B. Mehlenbacher] CASDW May 27, 10:00 a.m. LIB 72
Phil Miletic Tender Vibrations: The Vibrational Nexus of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons ACCUTE May 28, 8:45 a.m. Victoria 303
Phil Miletic MREs and Affective Citizenships
[written with Keely Cronin]
BSC May 30, 4:00 p.m. KHE-Kerr East 321C
Devon Moriarty Viral Vaccines: Proposed Policy and the Rhetoric of Redditors' Response CSSR June 1, 2:00 p.m. OAK 218
Devon Moriarty Rhetorical Inoculation: Proposed Vaccine Legislation and the Rhetoric of Public Distrust CASDW May 27, 10:00 a.m. LIB 72
Patricia Ofili Apartheid Legal Screens and Nelson Mandela's Luminescence CSSR May 30, 3:00 p.m. OAK 218
Marcel O'Gorman Making Non-Users - Hands on Experiments in Digital Moderation (panel org.) CCA May 31, 1:45 p.m. RCC 202
Marcel O'Gorman Writing with a Soldering Iron CCA May 31, 1:45 p.m. RCC 202
Meghan Riley "Hear[ing] the dead" and "remember[ing] the past": Ways of Knowing in Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl and Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death CAAS May 27, 10:30 a.m. Victoria 204
Saeed Sabzian The Aesthetics of Disability Poetry: Interrogating the Mainstream Poetics CDSA June 1, 9:30 a.m. SHE Room D
Sylvia Terzian Reconciliation, Rebirth and Return: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Exile in Dmitri Nasrallah’s Niko ACQL May 28, 9:00 a.m. Victoria 106

Masa Torbica
(with Veronica Austen)

The Presence of Absence: Visual Hauntings in Canadian Literature / La présence de l’absence: les hantises visuellesdans la littérature canadienne (panel org.) ACQL May 27, 8:30 a.m. Victoria 503
Masa Torbica AlieNation: Performing Canada as “New Canadian” Poets (A creative session & poetry reading) ACQL May 27, 4:00 p.m. Victoria 210
Masa Torbica Repurposing white noise: Considering the decolonizing affordances of found poetry in Shane Rhodes’ X: Poems and Anti-Poems ACQL May 28, 9:00 a.m. Victoria 106
Caitlin Woodcock Basketcase CCA May 31, 1:45 p.m. RCC 202