26th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium: Neither Here Nor There: The Dissemination of National Imaginings

Friday March 23, 2007

The 26th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium.

  • Friday March 23, 2007 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Lasserre 102
  • Saturday March 24, 2007 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Lasserre 104

The keynote speaker is on Friday evening and we are pleased to have Dr. Leslie Dawn, Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge and the author of: National Visions National Blindness: Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920’s, presenting:

  • “Searching for the “Carrnivalesque”, or when did Klee Wyck stop laughing?”

The symposium has been organized by Jeffrey DeCloedt and Ashley Belanger and made possible by the gracious funding from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and The Museum of Anthropology.


Friday, March 23rd 2007

5:00-7:00         Moderator Ashley Belanger

  • Opening Remarks
    Carla Taunton
    – “Negotiating the Post-National: The High-Tech Storytelling of Rebecca Belmore and James Luna.” Queens University.
  • Amalia Conrad– “This Land is Mime Land: Inscription/Reinscription of Land(Scape) in Native North American Art” University of British Columbia
  • Key Note
    Leslie Dawn– “Searching for the “Carrnivalesque”, or when did Klee Wyck stop laughing?” Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge
  • Reception to follow in Lasserre 210

Saturday, March 24th 2007

9:00-12:00     Moderator Sara Mameni

  • Sarah Smith – “Globalization and Contemporary Art: An Examination of The Symptom or the Cure?”  Queens University
  • Christina Froschauer – “Contradictions of An Image in Time, Kent Monkman’s Trapper of Men.”  Concordia University
  • Jacqueline Sischy– “Reclaiming a Past One Photograph at a Time.” Concordia University
  • 12:00-1:00                         LUNCH

1:00-3:00         Moderator Jenni Pace

  • Helen Parkinson – “Imagining Nation: Competing Views of Canada in Nineteenth Century Stereographs.” University of Western Ontario
  • Milena Tomic – “Reframing the Invisible: On the Uses of Bare Life in Art.” University of British Columbia
  • Luke Ratzlaff– “Conceptions of Culture and Imagining the Other.” Concordia University
  • 3:00                                BREAK

3:30-5:30         Moderator Jeffrey Decleodt

  • Michael Windover– “At the Crossroads: Style, Politics and Bombay’s Regal Cinema.” University of British Columbia
  • Natalie Doonan – “The Ins and Outs of Citizenship: the construction of subjectivity through the collecting and display of portraiture at the Vancouver Art Gallery.” University of British Columbia
  • Geoff Carr–  “Park Topolatry: Rethinking Vancouver’s Beloved Stanley” University of British Columbia
  • Closing remarks