Graduate Student Conference on “Disruptive Materialities” kicks off on February 6

CENES graduate students, photo by Jason Lieblang

On February 6-7, the CENES graduate students are hosting their graduate conference on “Disruptive Materialities.” This 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. The program is full of exciting panels featuring 17 presenters, including Dr. Liam Cole Young, who will give the keynote on February 6. All are welcome!


Thursday, February 6: 

Buchanan Tower 997

12:30-1:30 Ziegler Lecture and Keynote by Dr. Liam Cole Young, “Salt: Fragments from the History of a Medium”

2:00-3:00 Optional walk to Wreck Beach

3:30-5:00 First conference panel, “Consumer Products: Gendered Fashion, Sleeping Bags, and Sunglasses”

5:00-6:30 Join us at Koerner’s pub

Friday, February 7: 

Buchanan Penthouse

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 Panel Two, “Metamorphosis: Death, Moths, Becoming Cyborg”

10:30-12:00 Panel Three, “Gadgets: Medicine, 3-D Printers, and Virtual Camera Movements”

12:00-1:00 Lunch provided by CENES

1:00-2:45 Panel Four, “Agentic Media: Songbooks, Languages, Fungal/Clandestine Networks”

2:45-4:15 Panel Five, “Structures: Balconies, Graffiti, Suburbia”

4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks


For more details and the full program, visit the event page.