Keynote: Madhur Anand

Madhur Anand’s poetry has appeared in literary magazines across North America and in the anthology The Shape of Content: Creative Writing in Mathematics and Science. Her debut collection of poems A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes was published by McClelland & Stewart in April 2015 to international acclaim. “Anand’s attention to and ability to evoke explicit, exponential beauty […]

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Keynote: Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman is a settler scholar who lives in Hamilton and teaches at McMaster University. His research and writing address Canadian Literature, the literary and cultural production of categories of privilege such as whiteness, masculinity, and Britishness, the literatures of Indigeneity and diaspora, and the spiritual and cultural politics of reading. He has published Masculine Migrations […]

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Keynote: Nicole Shukin

“Species of Resilience in Precarious Japan” Dr. Nicole Shukin, University of Victoria The triple disaster of 3/11 – that is, the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s coast in March of 2011, damaging several nuclear reactors in Fukushima – unleashed a radioactive catastrophe that has intensified social and ecological insecurities in what Anne Allison terms […]

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Conference Schedule

Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton Annex 118 James St. N. Friday, April 21st 9:00 am – 9:15 am: Opening Remarks 9:15 am – 10:45 am: Keynote: Daniel Coleman, “Broken Pine, Tree of Peace” 10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break 11:00 am  – 12:30 pm: Panel #1: Animal Life in Southern Ontario Erin Luther, “The politics of species resilience in the […]

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