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Events 2011/12
CMCE Fall Launch and Panel Discussion: September 30, 2011 Panelists: Sara Grimes, Bronwen Low, Krys Verrall Discussant: Megan Boler Title: "Youth, Media and Education"
More information can be found in the flyer here. Launch and Panel Discussion Webcast
Works in Progress Session 3: February 3, 2012 Presenters: Daniel James Atkinson, Dr. Rinaldo Walcott
Percy H. Taçon Lecture in Art Education: February 24, 2012 Keynote Presenter: Therese Quinn
More information can be found in the flyer here. OAEA Awards Webcast Percy H. Taçon Lecture Webcast
Works in Progress Session 4: March 23, 2012 Presenters: Bryan Wright, Dr. Jennifer Summer
Works in Progress Session 5: April 3, 2012 Presenters: TBA, Dr. Kathleen Gallagher, Anne Wessels
The Shifting Plane of Performance: April 26 - 28, 2012
Performer: Ali El-Darsa Panel 1: Christof Migone, Antawan Byrd, Swapnaa Tamhane, Ambereen Siddiqui Panel 2: Darren O’Donnell, Vesna Krstich, Wanda Nanibush, Jimena Ortuzar, Amish Morrell Panel 3: Stephanie Springgay, Emelie Chhangur, Jess Dobkin, Jorge Lucero, Kim Simon Moderator: Matthew Goulish
Panel Discussion - Works in Progress Series
January 14, 2011 - 12-2pm, in OISE 11-164
Invited paper by Dr Magda Lewis, Queens University
Panelists: Dr Greg Dimitriadis, SUNY Buffalo Dr Chloë Brushwood-Rose, York University Dr Lance McCready, OISE
Moderators: Dr Stephanie Springgay Dr Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández
Historically, education has been an important field in the evolution of cultural studies, and contemporary curriculum studies draw quite heavily from the analytic tools and theoretical insights of cultural studies. Yet, in recent years the relationship between curriculum and cultural studies has become at times contentious. While many scholars continue to take up critical issue in cultural and curriculum studies, some curriculum scholars shun cultural studies as increasingly irrelevant, while some cultural studies scholars reject curriculum scholars as overly concerned with schooling and the practical needs of teachers. The purpose of this panel is to have an open discussion about the critical links between cultural and curriculum studies and the range of possibilities that working the tensions and overlaps between the two might open. The three panelists will share how their own work draws from and contributes to both cultural and curriculum studies. The discussion will draw from a paper by OISE alumna Magda Lewis, in which she considers some of the contemporary pressures that have drawn cultural and curriculum studies further afield in the University. Drawing on this paper and the three panelists contributions, we hope to generate ideas about how our Centre might further strengthen the links between the two fields.
A paper draft from Professor Magda Lewis is available and can be accessed here. We encourage all attendants to download and read the paper before the Friday session.
Session 1 - Works in Progress Series
February 3, 2012 - 12-2pm, in OISE 8-220
Presenter: Daniel James Atkinson
Title: Food basics: A simple foods curriculum for complex times
Amid the problematic ethics of conventional farming practices, the near-absence of practical food education in Canada's public schools, and growing rates of malnutrition (especially amongst Canada's economically-vulnerable populations), this doctoral research project will seek to recruit a group of low-SES parent/child pairs to take part in a series of food education workshops that will be held out of a local community centre. Each workshop will examine a simple food (the egg; the potato; leafy greens, for instance) in terms of its identification, cultural history, nutritional value, preparation, and storage. Furthermore, modes of food production, food economics, and food marketing will be discussed at length. With the project being grounded in a critical realist philosophy, I intend to investigate the impact of implementing this curriculum on participants' eating behaviours and on their qualitative understandings of what constitutes 'food'.
Presenter: Dr. Rinaldo Walcott
Title: "this you call civilization": Self-fashioning and Black queer Images
This paper addresses the ways in which black queer film and photography of the 1980s and 1990s might be read as addressing and initiating a conversation about the limits of what it means to be human, or rather rethinking the human. At the same time I argue that these films and photography ask us to consider death and the ways in which death shapes black diasporic life as central to humanity and black humanism. The
paper grapples with testimony, death and new humanism as sites for thinking blackness, queerness and the human as an invention of modernity from which anti-blackness cannot be divorced.
Session 2 - Works in Progress Series
March 23, 2012 - 12-2pm, in OISE 12-274
Presenter: Bryan Wright Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Summer
Session 3 - Works in Progress Series
March 25, 2011 - 12-2pm, in OISE 12-274
Student: John Rossini Title: Barthes's Seeing Clock: Image as Third Presence
While recognizing that images have presences which have been configured by diverse markings – amongst them, the image’s power to wound as parsed in Barthes’s notion of the punctum, Picasso’s mirada fuerte or Mondzain’s recent configuring of the image in terms of a force to kill – the language of such markings complicates understandings of the image by impelling us towards an ontological discourse. Drawing upon Barthes’s identification of “ontological desire” in Camera Lucida the paper explores understandings of the image which extend beyond such desire by being nested in an alternate configuration of entangled embodiment. Against the condition of singularity desired by the ontological discourse, is juxtaposed a different notion of the image nested in notions of entanglement and parsed through Nancy’s notion of the “touch” and Taussig’s autobiographical notion of the intimacy that is present between one’s being and the image.
Faculty: Dr Tanya Titchkosky Title: Mediating the Human: Bureaucracy and Disability
This talk will examine the ways that disability is put into text within educational environments, especially the University. Actual examples of bureaucratic textual management of disability will be explored so as to reveal how conceptions of participation, the good citizen, and the human are mediated in our everyday lives. By questioning these text based forms of bureaucratic management of disability, I aim to reveal something of the regular educational practices as they sustain particular precarious versions of belonging.
Session 4- Works in Progress Series
April 1, 2011 - 12-2pm, in OISE 12-274
Student: Sarah Snyder Title: Noticing the Noticing of Others: Thinking Through a Politics of Recognition
In this presentation, I will explore a politics of recognition that seeks to understand identification as a multi-dimensional, collective act and, therefore, also one that delineates space for thinking about disability and disability identity differently. I interpret an instance of recognition of disability from my everyday life, one in which I notice others noticing disability. I then analyse examples of recognition that are characterized by their dual/dueling relationship, for example, a simple ‘us versus them’ identification of difference (e.g., disability) or naming of injustice (e.g., ableism). This ubiquitous example is typified in Kenny Fries’ Staring Back, in which disabled subjects are constituted by the gaze of non-disabled subjects and stare back in resistance. I use a phenomenological methodology to think through a politics of recognition that complicates these binary forms of recognition. Through this type of interpretation, we can come to understand how we collectively participate in the act of constituting disabled subjectivity (I cannot objectively recognize
someone else recognizing disability), in the hopes of exploring the possibilities for making new meaning of disability.
Faculty: Dr Peter Trifonas Title: The Aporia of Forgiveness
Whether or not to forgive somebody who has caused us significant suffering or pain constitutes a particular paradox that revolves around the premise that if one forgives something that is actually forgivable, then one simply engages in calculative reasoning and hence does not really forgive. Most commonly in interviews, but also in his text On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness, Derrida argues that according to its own internal logic, genuine forgiving must involve the impossible: that is, the forgiving of an “unforgivable” transgression—i.e., a “mortal sin.” In the seminar, Peter Pericles Trifonas will analyzes how forgiveness discerns an aporia of ethics.
Session 5 - Works in Progress Series
April 3, 2012 - 12-2pm, in OISE 12-274
Presenter: TBA Presenters: Dr. Kathleen Gallagher and Anne Wessels
The Shifting Plane of Performance
Thursday April 26, 2012 - 6pm, Performance by Ali El-Darsa Friday April 27, 2012 - 5:30 to 9:30 pm Symposium Saturday April 28, 2012 - 1pm to 3pm Discussion forum moderated by Matthew Goulish
All events are at Hart House 7 Hart House Circle Toronto, Ontario
The Shifting Plane of Performance is a series of performances, symposia, and a discussion forum that examines contemporary developments and directions of performance art, its relationship to social practice and relational aesthetics, and how performance functions beyond North American or European models.
In partnership with the South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto the three-day platform will open with a performance by the Montreal-based artist, Ali El-Darsa on Thursday April 26th.
This will be followed by an intensive symposium on performance art on Friday April 27th, and will culminate in a moderated discussion forum on Saturday April 28th. The symposium and forum are funded through Diane Borsato and Stephanie Springgay’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant “The Institute of Walking: Research and Creation in Relational and Interventionist Arts Practices” and produced in collaboration with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, and co-curated by Swapnaa Tamhane. For further information or to register for the symposium and/or forum please contact stephanie.springgay@utoronto.ca.
This event is free. Email: stephanie.springgay@utoronto.ca
Event Schedule
Thursday April 26th 6 pm
Performance by Ali El-Darsa Entr’acte Location: Debates Room, Hart House Produced in collaboration with SAVAC
Friday April 27th 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Symposium Location: Hart House East Common Room
“Panel 1: Positions of Performance Today”: Christof Migone, Curator, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga; Antawan Byrd, Doctoral Student, Art History, Northwestern University, Chicago; Swapnaa Tamhane, Artist/Curator, Toronto; Ambereen Siddiqui, South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto.
“Panel 2: Performance not merely as performance”: Darren O’Donnell, Artistic Director, The Mammalian Diving Reflex, Toronto and the Torontonians; Vesna Krstich, Curator, Toronto/London; Wanda Nanibush, Executive Director, ANDPVA, Toronto; Jimena Ortuzar, PhD student, The University of Toronto; Amish Morrell, Editor C Magazine.
“Panel 3: Institution vs. Public Space”: Stephanie Springgay, Assistant Professor, OISE, The University of Toronto; Emelie Chhangur, Assistant Director, Art Gallery of York University; Jess Dobkin, Artist/Curator, Toronto; Jorge Lucero, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Kim Simon, Curator, TPW.
Saturday April 28th 1 to 3 pm
Forum Moderator: Matthew Goulish, Adjunct Full Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Location: Hart House South Dining Room
Performance by Ali El-Darsa "Entr'acte" description Presenter bios Presentation titles and abstracts
CMCE Fall Launch and Panel Discussion
September 30, 2011 - 4-6pm, in OISE 11-164
"Youth, Media and Education" Panelists: Sara Grimes Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information
Bronwen Low Associate Professor, Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
Krys Verrall Children's Studies, York University
Megan Boler Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Theory and Policy Studies, at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
More information can be found in the Youth, Media and Education flyer here.
CMCE F OAEA Awards Webcast
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