Workshop Program

3 November 2017 Kaneff Tower Room 519 | York University

8:30 a.m. | Arrival, coffee and registration

9:00 a.m. | Welcome by the workshop organizers


9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Roundtable: Memory, Migration and Citizenship: What is at Stake Today?

Chair: Daphne Winland (Anthropology, York University)

  • Pamela Sugiman (Dean of Arts & Sociology, Ryerson University)
  • Julia Creet (English, York University)
  • Karine Vanthuyne (Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa)

10:45 a.m. | Coffee Break


11:15-12:45 | Panel I: Commemorating or Resisting Canada150? Ongoing Debates

Chair: Carmela Murdocca (Sociology, York University)

Discussant: Dean Ray (Sociology, York University)

  • Hanna Teichler (New Literatures in English, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University) | Against the Grain: The Damaged Indian and Canada’s Roadmap to Reconciliation
  • Angela Failler  (Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg) | Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights: A Case Study
  • Steven Rita-Procter (English, York University) | Shaping the Memory and Legacy of the Indian Residential Schools: A Rhetorical and Narratological Analysis of the Final Report of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

12:45 p.m. | Lunch Break


2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Panel II: Migrant Memories and the Making of Citizenship

Chair: Michael Nijhawan (Sociology, York University)

Discussant: TBA

  • Duygu Gül Kaya (Sociology, York University) | Memory, Identity and Citizenship in Diaspora: Remembering the Armenian Genocide in Canada
  • Katherine Pendakis (Sociology, King’s University College at Western University) | Morals, Citizenship & Canada’s Model Immigrants: Memory Practices & Politics in the Greek Diaspora
  • Lily Cho (English, York University) | Mass Capture against Memory: Chinese Head Tax Certificates and the Making of Noncitizens

3:30 p.m. | Coffee Break


4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  | Panel III: Remembering Canada as a Transnational Actor

Chair: Jenny Wüstenberg (Political Science, York University)

Discussant: TBA

  • Rebecca Dolgoy and Jerzy Elzanowski (Carleton University) | Extensions: Through the Limits of Multidirectional Memory
  • Christine Lavrence (Sociology, King’s University College at Western University) | Exploring the Empathetic Canadian Citizen at 150
  • Alexandra Marchel (Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick) | “The Fight for Canada”: Staging ‘the Nation’ Through the War of 1812 Bicentennial

5:30 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

7:30 p.m. | Dinner (by invitation only)

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