Graduate News: Conferences

Queen's graduate students are active participants in academic conferences and congresses across North America and around the world. Here is a sampling of some papers recently given by our students.

Asselin, Steve. “The Root of All Evil: Dracula and Botany” at “Ghost Stories,”, the McGill Graduate Students’ Association 2012 Conference, Montréal, QC (January 2012).

Asselin, Steve. “(Sub)Alternate Histories: The Novels of Provincialized Europe” at “Cultural Historiographies: Emergeant Theories and Methods,” TransCanada Institution (School of English and Theatre Studies), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON (March 2012).

Asselin, Steve. “Being White in Blank Spaces: Hyper-whiteness and the fear of becoming the racial other in polar narratives of the 19th century” at “A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context" conference at McGill University, Montréal, QC (February 2010).

Asselin, Steve. “Let Them Eat Class: Inverting the Social Privilege of Cannibal Consumption in the Victorian Fantastic” at “Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege” Conference, McGill University, Montréal, QC (March 2011).

Beukema, Taryn. “ ‘Girls here, boys there’: Gendered Responses to Trauma in Kerri Sakamoto’s The Electrical Field” at the ACCUTE Conference, University of New Brunswick, NB (June 2011).

Beukema, Taryn. “Gendering the Nation: Representations of Mothers in Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Douloti the Bountiful’ ” at the Contemporary Women’s Writing Conference, San Diego, CA (July 2010).

Beukema, Taryn. “(De)Constructing Cartographies: Mapping the Landscape in/of Tomson Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen” at the CACLALS Conference, Concordia University, QB (May 2010).

Beukema, Taryn. “Diasporic Castration: Reading Lacan in Relation to M.G. Vasanji’s No New Land” at the Intersections Graduate Student Conference, York University and Ryerson University, ON (March 2009).

Bingham, Andrew. “The Novel as Education” at the Institute for Christian Studies, University of Toronto, in Toronto, ON (November 2008).

Bingham, Andrew. “Irony and Sentiment in Public: Sterne and the French” at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Ottawa, ON (November 2009).

Bourget, Jason. “ ‘You would have been a fine man’: Masculine Androgyny in Samuel R. Delany’s ‘Aye, and Gomorrah…’” at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (April 2009).

Bourget, Jason. “ ‘It Looks Into Our Eyes and It Looks Out of Our Eyes’: Critiques of Corporate Masculinity in Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” at the 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Academic Track), Montréal, QC (August 2009).

Bourne, Don. “ ”To Stay What Was Slipping‘: Alexander Pope’s Footnotes." Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference 2011, Hamilton: October 27–29, 2011.

Bourne, Don. “ ”The Better Half of Criticism‘: Alexander Pope’s Early Footnotes” at the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Buffalo, NY (October 2010).

Bourne, Don. “False Idylls: Rejecting the Pastoral in Johnson’s The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia” at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference 2009, Ottawa, ON (November 2009).

Bourne, Don. “Performing for Posterity: Re-Framing Forgiveness in Rochester’s Deathbed Repentance” at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Montréal, QC (October 2008).

Bourne, Don. “ ”Dolling Up and Dressing Down‘: The Female Body in Swift’s Scatological Poems” at the South Central MLA Conference in Memphis, TN (November 2007).

Cyr, Heather. “Anachronistic Geography in the ‘Un-London’ of Charlie Fletcher’s Stoneheart Trilogy” at Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference. San Antonio, TX (April 2011).

Cyr, Heather, Chair. “Rethinking the Post Modern Monster” at Northeast Modern Language Association. New Brunswick, New Jersey (April 2011).

Cyr, Heather. “Rethinking vampire technology: Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling and Monster Theory” at Northeast Modern Language Association. Montréal, QC (April 2010).

Cyr, Heather. “Merchant Chivalry in Popular Pamphlets of 1590s London” at Beg, Borrow and Steal: Early Modern Studies Seminar, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (May 2009).

Cyr, Heather. “Eden, Babel and a Garden in Oxford: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials as Travel Narrative” at Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA (February 2009).

Cyr, Heather. “Monstrous Merchant Chivalry: Identity and Context in Thomas Heywood’s The Foure Prentises of London” at the 42nd International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2007).

Denike, Jaime. “The Political and Cultural Practices of Containment In Fred Wah’s Diamond Grill” at Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations Conference in Vancouver, BC (June 2012).

Denike, Jaime. “Probing Figurations of the Apocalyptic Beast in J. M. Coetzee’s Master of Petersburg” at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference in Bloomington, IN (June 2011).

Denike, Jaime. “Jackal Boys and Bestial Sex: Animality in J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace” at the Modern Language Association Conference in Los Angeles, CA (January 2011).

Denike, Jaime. “ ”The animal that skulks within‘: Animality at the Species Boundary in J. M. Coetzee” at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2010).

Denike, Jaime."’something fierce and ogreish‘: Reading Animal Agency in Marian Engel’s Bear” at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2010).

Denike, Jaime. “Destabilizing Autonomy: Writing Narrators in the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee” at the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montréal, QC (May 2010).

Denike, Jaime. “What it Means to Have Sex With a Bear: The Politics of Animal Representation in Marian Engel’s Bear” at the Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, Montréal, QC (April 2010).

Denike, Jaime. “ ”[F]all into oblivion‘: Sympathetic Attachment As Self-Dissolution in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians” at the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa, ON (May 2009).

Denike, Jaime. “Frameworks of Vision: Postphotographic Practices Since 9/11” at the Canadian Association of American Studies Conference, St John’s, NL (August 2008).

Fabre, Cara. “ ”I’m not a friggin’ fixer-upper‘: Poverty, Stigma, and Addiction in Christy Ann Conlin’s Heave” at the ACCUTE conference, Montréal, QC (May 2010).

Fabre, Cara. “The Obesity Taboo: Fat Activism and the Resignification of the Abject” at University of New Brunswick’s Graduate English Conference, Fredericton, NB (September 2008).

Fortin, Marc André, Panel Organizer and Chair. “Science Imagined | Literature Realized: Truth and Fiction in Canada” at the ACCUTE conference at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (May 2011).

Fortin, Marc André. “Marius Barbeau’s The Downfall of Temlaham: Archival Problems Lead to Editorial Possibilities” at the Conference on Editorial Problems 2010, University of Toronto (October 2010).

Fortin, Marc André. “Emergent or Post? The Ethnological Modernisms of Marius Barbeau’s The Downfall of Temlaham” at the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ALCQ-ACQL) Conference, Montréal, QC (May 2010).

Fortin, Marc André. “Un-masking Nature and De(myth)tifying Culture in Marius Barbeau’s The Downfall of Temlaham” at the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference at Concordia University, Montréal, QC (May 2010).

Hallemeier, Kate. “The Critical Mourning of Prince Hamlet and John Donne” at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, New Brunswick, NJ (April 2011).

Hallemeier, Kate, chair. “Interspecies Boundary Transgression: A Panel Presentation” at the Animals and Animality Across the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, at Queen's University, Kingston, ON (June 2010).

Hallemeier, Kate. “Affect Theory and Imagining the Cosmopolitan Subject” at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Montréal, QC (April 2010).

Li Sheung Ying, Melissa. “Remembering the Hébertian Way: Anne Hébert’s Kamouraska, the Fairy Tale Intertext, and Collective Memory” at the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ALCQ-ACQL) Conference at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (May 2011).

Li Sheung Ying, Melissa. “An Atwoodian Twist to the Fairy Tale: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and the Fairy Tale Intertext” at the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA) Conference at Concordia University, Montréal, QC (May 2010).

McKendry, Andrew. “ ”Now... all the air a solemn stillness holds‘: Gray’s Elegy and the Institutional Contexts of Official Recognition” at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St John’s, NL (October 2010).

McKendry, Andrew. “The Metaphyscis of Public Credit, or On Breathing Air-Money” at ACCUTE, Ottawa, ON (May 2009).

McKendry, Andrew. “ ”Plain dealing in this world takes no effect‘: Credit and the Profitability of Deferral in The Roaring Girl” at the Early Modern Studies Seminar (graduate conference), Montréal, QC (May 2009).

Minifie, Shannon. “ ”Infantile Gratification‘: Consumer Practices in David Foster Wallace’s Non-Fiction” at “Luxuries of the Literary Mind: Readings of Commodity and Privilege,” McGill University, Montréal, QC (March 2011).

Moore, Daniel, Session Organizer and Panel Chair. “Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Elegiac Writing” at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference, Montréal, QC (April 2010).

Moore, Daniel. “Trauma and ‘The Use of Force’ ” at the Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA (December 2009).

Moore, Daniel, Session Organizer and Panel Chair. “What Words Will Modernism Offer Us or, Language and Speech Acts of Grief in Modernism” at the Modernist Studies Association conference, Montréal, QC (November 2009); also “Modernism and Nostalgia” Seminar.

Moore, Daniel. “Mourning the Mourners: The Great War and Maternal Grief in Joyce and Woolf” at the NeMLA Convention, Boston, MA (March 2009). This paper received the Women’s and Gender Caucus Best Essay Award.

Moore, Daniel. “Foxes, Mourning, and Murthers: A Common Motif for Death and Mourning in ‘The Dead’ and Ulysses” at the John Douglas Taylor Conference: Iconography of Death, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (October 2008).

Roy, Rupayan. “Gender Politics and Late-Victorian History in Philippa Pearce’s Tom’s Midnight Garden” at “Revolt, Rebellion, Protest: Change and Insurrection in Children’s Literature,” the 38th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia (June 2011).

Scribner, Matthew. “New Worlds, Old Monsters: The Vinland Sagas, the Americas, and Medieval Travel Metanarratives” at the Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA (January 2011).

Smith, Jordan Rendell. “ ”Printing in the infernal method‘: The Forensic Reconstruction of William Blake’s Illuminated Bible of Hell” at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, University of Toronto (June 2009).

Smith, Jordan Rendell. “Opium Addiction Fiction: Reading De Quincey through his Enlightenment and Romantic Predecessors” at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), Duke University, NC (May 2009).

Smith, Jordan Rendell. “Recovering William Blake’s Bible of Hell” at the annual NASSR conference, University of Toronto (August 2008).

Smith, Jordan Rendell. “Sham Ruins and Sham Fragments from Gilpin to Coleridge” at the Western Romantic Research Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (April 2008).

Smith, Shannon R. “ ‘Performing severe work’: the 1869 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, the Victorian Press, and the Manly Ideal” at the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, University of Canterbury, Canterbury, UK (July 2011).

Smith, Shannon R. “ ‘Just Like Hogwarts": Harry Potter, Models of Scholarly Inquiry, Facebook, and Herstmonceux Castle” at the INTER Conference on International Undergraduate Education, Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle, UK (July 2009).

Smith, Shannon R. “Gender Cycles: Sport, Masculinity, Victorian Serial Detective Fiction, and Arthur Morrison” at the University of London, London (March 2009).

Watts, Carl. “Nation, Discourse, and the Consumption of Hybrid Identities in Rudy Wiebe’s A Discovery of Strangers” at the Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (February 2010).

Watts, Carl. “Nostromo, The Revenge for Love, and the Nationalisms of Modernism” at the Conrad Under California Skies Conference, Chapman University, Orange, CA (January 2010).

Watts, Carl. “ ”Rimwalking Its Landscape and Native Cultures‘: Perpetual Expedition and Ahistorical Identification in The Curve of Time and Winter Brothers” at the Literatures of the West Coast Conference, University of Victoria, BC (October 2009).