Hello all,

We were thrilled to receive such a high volume of abstracts and thank everyone for applying. Below you will find the list of clusters and presentations for Undisciplined 2011. True to the nature of our program, Undisciplined will feature presentations on a diverse range of subjects, all inspiring, all compelling. Keeping in mind that this is a research workshopping opportunity, we ask that you plan to attend as many clusters as possible so as to provide questions, feedback and support to all of our graduate student presenters.

Stay tuned – a formalized symposium itinerary with exact times will be posted in the near future.

Make sure to tell your colleagues, friends and family about Undisciplined 2011, Saturday, October 1st in the JDUC.


CLUSTER I. Un-Settling Colonial Narratives
1) Adam Lewis – “Toward An Intersection of Feminist Resistance: Anarcha-Feminism, Indigenous Feminism and the Possibilities of Anarcha-Indigenism”
2) Karl Hardy – “Unsettling Hope: Investigating the potential for a decolonized social-ecological utopianism”
3) Jessica Jacobson-Konefall – “Decolonizing Settler Legacies: Space and Citizenship in Canadian-based Aboriginal New Media Art”

CLUSTER II. Figuring the Body-Politic
1) Jobb Arnold – “Action and Apparatus: Questions of Social Struggle and Ontology”
2) Shelley Aylesworth-Spink – “A relational view of discourse and biological citizenship”
3) Amy Freier – “Traumatic Objects/Traumatic Objectives: Framing and Embodying Memory in the Memorial Museum”
4) Fumi Sakata – “Disarticulating Race: An Analysis of a Mask as Discursive Practice”

CLUSTER III. Staging and Screening Identities
1) Kalanthe Khaiat – “Read and Experienced Discursive Feminization of Stage Managers in Canadian Theatre Culture”
2) Zhi Lei – “Moving Beyond the “Literary Chinatown”: De-Ghettoization of Ethnicity from Bone to The End of East”
3) Andrea Aldrovandi – “Screened Latinas: A Comparative Review of Glee, Ugly Betty and Their Latina Characters”

CLUSTER IV. F(r)ictional Landscapes
1) Sofia Rivera Sotelo – “Interrogating the Sustainability of Development A Comparative Study across Colombia and Canada”
2) Barbara Meneley – “unsettling the last best west: disturbing mythologies in mainstream Canadian nationhood”
3) Cynthia Mykytyshyn – “Beyond the ‘Horizon’: New Visions of Nature in Ottawa Art”