Graduate Student Conference 2020

“Disruptive Materialities”

February 6-7, 2020
Buchanan Penthouse

“Objects themselves may assist or resist subjects; some practically enlist subjects, it seems, to carry out their plans. It is almost as if objects have their objects.”

― John Allan Mitchell, Becoming Human, 18

This graduate student conference will examine the complex entanglements between human and non-human, subject and object or even object and object, from a variety of perspectives. It will bring together early career literary and cultural studies researchers from a multitude of theoretical backgrounds who are engaged with research concerning materialities. We welcome proposals from graduate students across UBC.