Conferences and Symposia 2006-2007

Faculty of Humanities




Conferences and Symposia 2006-2007


1. The Humanities Research Institute's Humanities Research Symposium was held on December 13th, 2006 in the Pond Inlet Mezzanine. The title of the symposium was "Identites, Communities, and the Physical Environment". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: Carol Merriam (Classics): Identities and Communities: Marginal, Constructed, and Re-discovered
Renée Lafferty (History): The "Scarlet Letter" of the Post-war Age: Toronto's "Lady Alcoholics"
Elizabeth Neswald (History): On the Road: Scientific Itineracy and the Perils of Reputation in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Felipe Ruan (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): Spanish Identity and the Morisco Explusion in Don Quixote, Part II
Elizabeth Greene (Classics): Trading Spaces: The Sixth Century BCE Shipwreck at Pabuçu Burnu, Turkey
Session II: Chair: Brian Power (Music): Nature and its Representations
Keri Cronin (Visual Arts): "Nip and Tuck with a Bass": A Tale of Interdisciplinary Adventure
Adam Dickinson (English Language and Literature): Notes on Reality: Jorie Graham's Ecopoetics
Leah Knight (English Language and Literature): Knowledge-Making Networks and Sociable Citations: The Case of Botanical in Early Modern England

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Symposium was held on April 27th, 2007 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Language, Rhetorics and Narratives". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: Christine Daigle (Philosophy): Rhetorics of 'Reality' / Narratives of Illness / Semiotics of 'Progress' / Allegories of Cultural Implosion
Catharine Chaput (English Language and Literature): The Rhetorics of Reality of TV and the Global Subject
Catherine Parayre (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): Narratives of Illness and Death in the Age of Photography
Gregory Betts (English Language and Literature): The Semiotics of Progress in Avant-Garde Canada
David Fancy (Dramatic Arts): Patrice Chereau: The End of Europe/Theatre of Implosion
Session II: Chair: Mark Spencer (History): Linguistic Structures / Language On-Line / The Hegemony of English? / Pedagogical Challenges
Veena Dwivedi (Applied Linguistics): Does a Theory of Discourse Comprehension Need a Grammer?
Carmela Colella (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): Constructing On-line Research Tools in the Humanities: The Unpublished Correspondence of Mario Pratesi
David Hayes (Applied Linguistics): English as a Global Language: Another Facet of Imperialism?
Debbie Yeager-Woodhouse (Applied Linguistics): Bridging the Transition for the First-Year Students at Brock