CREATING RESISTANCE: Arts Practice/ Political Praxis

Creating Resistance Symposium UBC

This one-day events brings together academics, artists, curators and activists engaged in research and creative practices that work to challenge or re-imagine commonly held ideas about gender, sexuality, class and race, as well as notions of performance, art and curatorial practice.


Keynote: Ann Cvetkovich

Ann Cvetkovich is Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003). She edited, with Ann Pellegrini, “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online. She is coeditor, with Annamarie Jagose, of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Inspired by Public Feelings groups in Chicago, Austin, and New York, she is currently writing a book about depression.

Participants Include: Mary Bryson (CCFI, UBC), Natalie Doonan (AHVA, UBC), Laiwan (Goddard College, WA), Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Artist, Vancouver), Hui-Ling Lin (WMST, UBC), Helena Reckitt (Curator, PowerPlant Gallery, Toronto), Marina Roy (AHVA, UBC), Jen Weih (AHVA, UBC)

Event Schedule:

9:30-10:45: Performance Panel: Roy, Weih, L’Hirondelle

11:00-12:30:Keynote: Ann Cvetkovich

12:30-1:30: Lunch (provided)

1:30-2:45: Film/ New Media Panel: Bryson, Lin, Laiwan

3:00-4:15: Critical Curatorial Panel: Reckitt+ Respondent

Events Sponsors:

Gender Performances Research Group UBC,

The Vancouver Art Gallery,

AMS Innovative Projects Fund,

Access and Diversity UBC,

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies UBC,

Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education UBC,

Critical Studies in Sexuality UBC,

Department of English UBC