What are the Grad Students doing?


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Any plans for this Friday, June 24th? The Tri-University Symposium is an annual conference featuring presentations by graduate students in English from the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph. The Symposium is intended to facilitate networking and research-sharing among graduate students from these three departments. This year the main conference themes are storytelling, teaching, disability, and literary studies.

Friday, June 24, 2016 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
AL – Arts Lecture Hall, Room 105

University of Waterloo

9:00-10:00                Breakfast and Networking Activities


10:00-11:30 Storytelling Panel (Chair: Dr. Jennifer Harris)

10:00-10:15    Grace McCarthy, Wilfrid Laurier University

“The Case of Henry V: Defining and Redefining How Shakespeare Films are Historicized”

10:20-10:35    Will Fast, University of Waterloo

“Intentional Artificiality: The Creed and Sustainment of Virtual World in Assassin’s Creed

10:40-10:55    Phil Miletic, University of Waterloo

‘And now everybody will do theirs’: Remediating Gertrude Steins’s Everybody’s Autobiography as a Radio Event

11:00-11:15    Kent Smith, University of Guelph

“Enduring Long Running Colonialist Narratives: The Terry Fox and Tom Longboat Stories”

11:15-11:30    Question Period


11:30-12:30 Teaching Panel (Chair: Dr. Bruce Dadey)

11:30-11:45    Anton Bergstrom, Wilfrid Laurier University            

“Being Comfortable with Strange Language: How Should We Teach the Literal and the Metaphorical?”

11:45-12:00    Sylvie Di Leonardo, University of Guelph

“Sexual Violence on the Stage: Making a Case for Integrated Arts and Health Education”

12:00-12:15    Evelyn Deshane, University of Waterloo       

“Teaching Trans”

12:15-12:30    Question Period


12:30-1:30                  Lunch and Networking Activities


1:30-2:30 Disability Panel (Chair: Dr. Jay Dolmage)

1:30-1:45        Sarah Gibbons, University of Waterloo

“Prioritizing Autism Acceptance in Canada’s Future: The Literary and Filmic Interventions of Autistic Adults”

1:45-2:00        Houman Mehrabian, University of Waterloo

 “Disability and Sharing”

2:00-2:15        Jessica Van de Kemp, University of Waterloo

“Cripping Disaster: Embodying Emergency Management after Hurricane Katrina”

2:15-2:30        Question Period


2:30-4:30 Literary Studies Panel (Chair: Dr. Frankie Condon)

2:30-2:45        Becky Anderson, University of Waterloo

“The Media(ation) of Memory in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For

2:45-3:00        Lierin McConaschie, University of Guelph

Motherly Instincts: The Haunting Complications of Motherhood in Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

3:00-3:15        Mariah Hudec, University of Guelph

“‘If I were a witch I would enfeeble his mind’: Women and Witch-Speak in Tstsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions

3:15-3:30        Sara Gallagher, University of Waterloo

Black Nationalist Fiction: Origins in Critical Utopian Narratives of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

3:30-3:45        Alessia Ursella, University of Guelph

“Found in Translation”

3:45-4:00        Kathryn Bellamy, University of Guelph

“‘You’re a man, and no mistake’: New Imperialism and the Complications of Masculinity in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

                                    4:00-4:30        Question Period


5:00  Dinner at Settlement Co. (23 King Street North, Waterloo)

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