The King’s Contemporary Studies Society’s annual conference gives students in the Contemporary Studies Program a chance to showcase their work and discuss it with their colleagues.
This year’s conference opens on March 4 at 7 p.m. with a keynote lecture from King’s faculty fellow Prof. Hilary Ilkay titled “Dance as Philosophy: Performance, Poetics, Praxis.” On March 5, students will present their work during three panels from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The event is open to the public.
Friday, March 4
7 p.m. – Keynote lecture by Prof. Hillary Ilkay
“Dance as Philosophy: Performance, Poetics, Praxis”
Saturday, March 5
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.– Defense of Language
- “Queerness in the Unsaid: the Secret Power of Female Emotion” by Sophie Harriman
- “Passing Time in the Time-Loop: Memory and Conversation in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot” by Anya Deady
- “Feelings Are Not A Luxury: Reflections on Poetry Under Capitalism, Colonialism, and Racist and Sexist Hegemony” by Nellianne Bateman
12 – 1 p.m.– Contemporary Issues: Biopolitics and Ethics
- “‘My body, my choice’: The Deconstruction of Levinasian Responsibility in the Covid-19 Pandemic” by Hope Moon
- “The Fraught Discourse Between Eugenics and Modernity” by Meredith Bullock
- “Designed to Fail: the Intentions and Impact of Canadian Residential Schools” by Rob Tremayne
2 – 3:15 p.m.– Representation of Women
- “The Misogyny Behind Degas’ Ballerinas” by Grace Day
- “Swedish Folk Dress and Romantic Nationalism” by Elsy Rytter
- “Neoliberal Feminism as a Development Issue” by Katie Cheslock
- “Indigenous Women and the State” by Charlotte Friesen