Events

Posted on 09 Feb 2018 in sca eventSymposium

Carceral Cultures Conference

Carceral Cultures Conference

01 March 2018 - 04 March 2018, 12:00am
TBA, Various locations, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Full-time Faculty: $180 Part-time Faculty/Retired: $120 Student/Unwaged/Community Member: $90,

Carceral Cultures Conference

The Carceral Cultures Conference invites an intersectional analysis of phenomena such as mass incarceration, migrant detention, and the workings of the surveillance society. Building on the efflorescence of scholarship, activism, and cultural production founded in Indigenous sovereignty, Black Lives Matter and other communities of resistance, the conference will take into account issues surrounding border security, prisons, surveillance systems, and the logic of segregation and suspicion that has come to permeate so many facets of everyday life. Over three and a half days, Carceral Cultures will bring together high profile keynote speakers, community activists, and cultural producers, with students, scholars, and members of the public from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Together, we will examine and interrogate the myriad ways in which the carceral has come to shape the economies, ecologies, aesthetics, and social and political experiences of contemporary culture. 

For more information including updates and a full schedule, please check here.

How to Register

Complete the ON-LINE Form for conference registration. 
Payment for registration fees will be accepted by credit card on-line via a secure server. 
All credit card transactions will be processed in Canadian dollars and are subject to current exchange rates. 

Full-time Faculty: $180
Part-time Faculty/Retired: $120
Student/Unwaged/Community Member: $90

Registration closes February 16, 2018.

The conference is hosted at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver Campus on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

Canadian Association of Cultural Studies – Association canadienne des études culturelles

Established in 2002, the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies – Association canadienne des études culturelles (CACS-ACÉC) is a national organization that aims to promote the interests of those teaching and studying cultural studies in Canada by facilitating the dissemination and exchange of research nationally and internationally, by exploring professional issues, and by organizing scholarly and professional meetings.

Follow CACS-ACÉC on Facebook.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Joy James, Williams College
Dr. Dian Million, University of Washington
Senator Kim Pate, Senate of Canada

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Tracy Bear, University of Alberta
Sahar Francis, Addameer
John Greyson, York University
Dr. Catherine Kellogg, University of Alberta
Dr. Dorit Naaman, Queen’s University
Dr. Mary-Jo Nadeau, University of Toronto
Silky Shah, Detention Watch
Dr. Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia
Dr. Rafeef Ziadah, SOAS, University of London
Dr. Jasmin Zine, Wilfrid Laurier University

Organizing Committee

Davina Bhandar (Conference Chair); Clint Burnham; Dara Culhane; Jeff Derksen; Milena Droumeva; Zoë Druick (CACS On-site Committee Chair); Samir Gandesha; Adel Iskandar; Christine Kim; Claudette Lauzon; Frédérik Lesage; Helen Leung; Michael C.K. Ma; Kirsten E. McAllister.

The organizers wish to acknowledge the essential support of the following departments and units at SFU: Vice-President Academic; Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Office of the Dean; School of Communication; School for the Contemporary Arts; Centre for Policy Studies of Culture and Communities; School for International Studies; Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures; Department of English; Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Institute for the Humanities.

Posted on 07 Feb 2018 in sca eventInfo-Session

CV Review

with Chelsea Hunter

CV Review

01 March 2018 - 01 March 2018, 2:30pm
4th floor, room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
FREE / RSVP,

CV Review

Love them or loathe them, CVs, resumes, and cover letters are an unavoidable part of the ‘professional’ side of your practice, no matter what field you’re in. We’re here to help. Please join Chelsea Hunter, the SCA’s Professional Development Coordinator, for a hands-on, interactive workshop and review session to help you wrangle, clarify, and best present your skills, experience, abilities, and qualifications.

RSVP on myExperience in the Events calendar HERE.
 

Posted on 02 Feb 2018 in sca eventEvent

Talk: Dorit Naaman

Making the interactive documentary Jerusalem, We Are Here

Talk: Dorit Naaman

02 March 2018 - 02 March 2018, 5:30pm
4th Floor, 4955 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free,

Talk: Dorit Naaman

Jerusalem, We Are Here is a award-winning interactive documentary that digitally brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighbourhoods from which they were expelled in 1948. Producer Dorit Naaman (Queen's University) will give a tour of the work and discuss the creative and practical aspects of producing it, in collaboration with Palestinian historians.

Presented by Laura U. Marks / School for the Contemporary Arts
Co-sponsors: Carceral Cultures conferenceCanadian Association of Cultural Studies

(SFU Vice-President Academic; Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Office of the Dean; School of Communication; School for the Contemporary Arts; Centre for Policy Studies of Culture and Communities; School for International Studies; Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures; Department of English; Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Institute for the Humanities.)

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 in sca eventBook Launch

Claudette Lauzon: The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

Book Launch

Claudette Lauzon: The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

14 March 2018 - 14 March 2018, 7:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free,

Claudette Lauzon: The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

Join us for the launch of Claudette Lauzon's book The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Lauzon will read excerpts from the book and reflect on recent artworks that employ the figure of home as a strategy for mediating legacies and conditions of human suffering.

In a world where the notion of home can be more unsettling than it is comforting, artists are using this literal and figurative space to reframe human responses to traumatic experience. In The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art Lauzon embarks on a transnational analysis of contemporary artworks that challenge the assumption of home as a stable site of belonging. Addressing a range of artists including Mona Hatoum, Ursula Biemann, Doris Salcedo, and Emily Jacir, Lauzon posits that contemporary art offers a unique set of responses to questions of home and belonging in an increasingly unwelcome world. In their practices, the book suggests, home figures as a silent, incomplete, and unstable witness to the brutalities of history that nevertheless conveys an insistent desire to shelter human memory, however imperfectly.

Claudette Lauzon is the author of The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art (University of Toronto Press, 2017), and co-editor of two forthcoming books: Through Post-Atomic Eyes (with John O'Brian) and Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas (with Karen Zaointz and Natalie Alvarez). Her current book project, Eyes in the Sky, examines cultures of surveillance and militarization through the lens of critical posthumanism. She is assistant professor of contemporary art history in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Presented with SFU Galleries.

Posted on 06 Feb 2018 in sca event

Topophilia

SCA Theatre / Dance Mainstage

Topophilia

21 March 2018 - 30 March 2018, 8:00pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$7 Students, $10 SFU Staff/Alumni/Faculty, $15 General ,

Topophilia

…all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home.
          Gaston Bachelard – The Poetics of Space

Co-directed by Steven Hill and Rob Kitsos
Assistant direction: Brian Postalian
Dramaturgy: Jessica DelFierro
Choreography: Justine Chambers, Company 605, and Anya Saugstad, with Daisy Thompson
Music: Stefan Nazarevich
Media design: Tobias Macfarlane and Sharon Ho
Lighting design: Celeste English
Stage design: Paula Vitanen

Performed by SCA students in Dance, Theater, Music, and Theatre Production & Design.

Tickets on sale soon.
More info to come.