Critical Theory Colloquium

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:15am to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Please join us for the Graduate Critical Theory Colloquium, taken place on December 5th and 6th, 2017. Students will present research papers that address their own research interests, viewed through the lens of one or more texts taken up during the course of the semester in their Critical Theory class.

The presentation schedule is as follows:

 

DECEMBER 5th - Room 510 @ 205 Richmond St. W

10:30 – 11:50 Biopower, Sexuality, Michel Foucault

Lingxiang Wu,  Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Dori Vanderheyden

chair: Erica Cristobal

11:50 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Jacques Derrida’s Différance

Philip Sparks, Keiko Hart

chair: Roxanne Henry

1:30-2:50 Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora

Kristy Boyce, Karo Castro-Wunsch, Liz Ikiriko

chair: Keiko Hart

2:50 – 3:20 – break

3:20 – 5:00  Re-Orienting Sarah Ahmed

Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Coco Guzman, Vanessa Jackson, Panya Clark-Espinal

chair: Katie Mihak

 

DECEMBER 5th - Room 318 @ 205 Richmond St. W

3:00- 4:20  Psychoanalytical (and anti-psychoanalytical) Theories

Katie Mihak, Juan Escobar-Lamanna Tal Sophia Braniss

chair: Dave Foster

4:30 – 5:50 Karen Barad’s Agential Realism

Sarah Carlson, Rana Zandi, Kirstie McCallum

chair: Karo Castro-Wunsch

 

DECEMBER 6th - Room 510 @ 205 Richmond St. W

10:30 – 11:50 Biopower, Sexuality, Michel Foucault

Lingxiang Wu,  Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Dori Vanderheyden

chair: Erica Cristobal

11:50 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Jacques Derrida’s Différance

Philip Sparks, Keiko Hart

chair: Roxanne Henry

1:30-2:50 Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora

Kristy Boyce, Karo Castro-Wunsch, Liz Ikiriko

chair: Keiko Hart

2:50 – 3:20 – break

3:20 – 5:00  Re-Orienting Sarah Ahmed

Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Coco Guzman, Vanessa Jackson, Panya Clark-Espinal

chair: Katie Mihak

 

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W
critical theory poster

Francisco-Fernando Granados

Francisco-Fernando Granados is a Toronto-based artist and writer. His practice extends from performance and drawing into a range of media that includes site-specific installation, moving image, text, public and participatory projects. He uses abstraction as a conceptual strategy to challenge perceptions regarding the stability of identity categories.  Born in the midst of the Guatemalan Civil War, his experience of coming to Canada as a refugee informs the aesthetics and politics of his practice.

Soyang Park

Dr. Soyang Park specializes in contemporary art and visual culture theory, critical theories, and cultural history. Park has engaged in a progressive and interdisciplinary inquiry into art historical and visual studies research and its teaching for more than two decades. Working across the globe at various renowned academic institutions in East Asia, UK, and US before her arrival at OCAD U in 2007, Park’s research was supported by Goldsmiths College (University of London, UK), Oxford University (UK), and Carnegie Melon University (US).

Ryan Whyte

Dr. Whyte's research reveals legacies of eighteenth-century art and culture that are commonplace in and relevant to the early twenty-first century. He is currently writing a book on the role of printed matter in the Salon du Louvre exhibitions of the Ancien Régime. His other recent work addresses fashion, gastronomy, and cross-cultural exchange in eighteenth-century print culture.

Sandy Kedey

Chair of the Advertising Program at OCAD University, tenured Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design, and with over 25 years of experience in both Industry and Academia, continuously developing and advising on key programs, committees and initiatives for OCAD U to ensure the institution retains their leading edge in the global communications and creative market. She is fellow to several industry associations, University committees and governance, and in 2015 awarded the prestigious Price Award for Excellence in teaching at OCAD.

Milena Tomic

Milena Tomic is an art historian and writer based in Toronto. Her research specialty is contemporary art after 1970, with an emphasis on quotational strategies. She completed her PhD at University College London and held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University. Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Word & Image, Oxford Art Journal, Tate Papers, OBJECT, and TOPIA. She has also written for frieze, Art in America, ARTMargins Online, C Magazine, Border Crossings, Fillip, Journal of Curatorial Studies, CritCom, and other venues.

Kathy Kiloh

I am a philosopher interested in the intersections between political thought, ethics, and aesthetics. I am particularly interested of aesthetics as a modern Eurocentric philosophy deeply concerned with the moral regulation of the individual and the maintenance of political order, but I am equally interested in the liberatory potential of aesthetic experience. Past research includes work on ethics, aesthetics and theories of embodiment in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and Theodor Adorno.