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UnDisciplined 2017
Program Schedule

UnDisciplined 2017 PDF Version

Friday, March 31, 2017

3 – 4 p.m.

4 – 6 p.m.


  • Dr. James Miller, Director, Cultural Studies Program, Queen’s University
  • Introduction to Jessica Bebenek
    Performance: “Rag Bag” Durational Performance Art


  • Dr. Jill Scott, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), Queen’s University

Opening Panel: “Narrating Female Bodies
Moderator: Yasmine Djerbal

  • Natalia Equihua
    “My mother was a traitor, my mother was a savior”: Deconstructing the Ambivalence of the Mexican National Identity through its Female National icons
  • Lorinda Peterson
    Feminism, Trauma and Women’s Bodies: what does art say?
  • Julia Chan
    Surveilling the Female Body: (Non)consent and the Teen Sex Comedy

6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday April 1, 2017

9:15 –10:45 a.m.

PANEL 1 – “Queering Perspectives
Moderator: Kristen Cochrane

  • Athina Angelopoulou
    SCARchiTEXTURES: On Surgical Transformations and Morphogenesis through Destructive Topologies (Skype Presentation)
  • Mary Morrissey
    Deconstructing Queer Youth Suicide: The Production and Limitations of Queerness in Hometown Obituaries
  • Devin West
    Unsettling The Homestead: An Archive of Female Masculinity in Saskatchewan

PANEL 2 – “Space and Place
Moderator: Andrea Phillipson

  • Theresa N. Kenney
    The Hunger Games Trilogy and the Cultural Studies of Space
  • Sydney Hart
    Place of No Place: Art and Mobility at Canadian Airports
  • Delila Bikic
    Every City Tells its Story: The Politics of Memory in Post-War Bosnia

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PANEL 3 – “Music, Sound and Performance
Moderator: Robin Alex McDonald

  • Rocio Paulina Behler
    The Story Behind the Music
  • Fabia Brustia
    Voices Remapping the Space: Negotiation of Presence in a Literary Analysis of Novecento by Alessandro Baricco
  • Keira Mayo
    The List
    Jennifer – Janet Truong
    Mona – Haley Tibbitts
    Sonia – Lisa Ziegler
    Heather – Dayle Mayo

PANEL 4  – “Policies, Law and Critical Theory
Moderator: Adam Saifer

  • Niki Peterson Kaiser
    The Illusion of Inclusion for Children with Invisible Disabilities in Ontario Public Schools
  • James McCarthy
    It’s in who to give? Respectability politics and the regulation of blood donation in Canada
  • Meg Lonergan
    The Surrealism of Men’s Rights Discourses on Sexual Assault Allegations: A Feminist Reading of Kafka’s The Trial

PANEL 5 – “Ways of Knowing
Moderator: Caelan Salisbury-White

  • Rebecca Stroud Stasel
    More than this: A journey into finding one’s research voice
  • Nelly Matorina
    Possible Worlds: Reimagining Scientific Participation
  • Ariane Legault
    Gertrude Stein: The Vichy Paradox

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

PANEL 6 – “Human Ecosystems in the 21st Century
Moderator: Dan Vena

  • Krista Bailie
    The Fashion of Minimalism: Rethinking ‘Waste’ in an Age of Experienced- Based Consumerism
  • Stéfy McKnight
    Hunting for Prey: Security, Private Property & Technologies in Northern Ontario
  • Morgan Oddie
    Fucking the Flora: Ecosex and Hedonistic Environmentalism

PANEL 7 – “Tactics of Governance and Resistance
Moderator: Scott Rutherford

  • Grace Levy
    The Disintegration of Independent Media in Hungary
  • Priyanka Patel
    A Vision of Solidarity Between Indigenous People and People of Colour Towards Dismantling Settler Colonialism and White Supremacy

PANEL 8 – “Exploring Boundaries
Moderator: Sarah Murphy

  • Dominic Pizzolitto
    Understanding the Other: New Horizons for the 21st Century
  • Galen Watts
    Spirituality, Identity and Modernity
  • Alysse Kushinski
    Incontinent Domains: Thinking through Leaks in the Contemporary Moment

3:00-3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

“Jerusalem, We Are Here”

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dorit Naaman (Alliance Atlantis Professor, Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University)

Dr Naaman will use her interactive documentary “Jerusalem, We Are Here” to anchor a discussion on research-creation, and community based research, in the context of Cultural Studies.

If houses and streets, neighbourhoods and cities could tell us their stories, what would these be? The present dominates our sense of our space, but the past is always enduring under the surface, even when it has been socially, politically and economically concealed. Jerusalem, We Are Here is an interactive documentary that digitally brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighbourhoods from which they were expelled in 1948. Focusing primarily on Katamon, Palestinian participants or their descendants probed their families’ past, and engaged with the painful present. Together we produced short, poetic videos, filled with nostalgia, sorrow, and fleeting returns. The films are embedded into a virtual tour, where the audience – in Amman, Cairo, Jerusalem, Paris, Toronto and beyond – can “walk” down the streets of Katamon as these were filmed in 2012-2015. As we meander down the streets of contemporary Jerusalem, our sound-scape soundscape is of the 1940s; and when we reach the home of each participant, we can watch the video/audio produced. As the generation of Palestinians who survived the Nakba (the 1948 catastrophe) is aging and passing on, there is an urgent need to collect their stories and knowledge, and remap the space that has been declared entirely Israeli. When people flee war, they rarely take with them their photo albums or documents or the art off the walls. In Remapping Katamon, the map side of “Jerusalem, We Are Here”, we will continue to organically and communally remap the neighbourhood, house by house.