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“The Junker as Archive: Kent Monkman's The Big Four

Deena Rymhs, Associate Professor University of British Columbia"The Big Four," Kent Monkman

January 17th, 2017, 2:30
Watson Hall, Room 517
49 Bader Lane
Queen's University

All are welcome.

Associate Professor Deena Rymhs is a Queen's alumna, now at UBC. Her research and teaching focus on Indigenous literature, drawing on environmental humanities, gendered histories of colonization, and theories of biopower. Dr. Rymhs's first monograph, From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing, was published by the Wilfrid Laurier UP in 2008; she is currently at work on a second book entitled Directing Traffic: Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature. This book pulls into focus sexual, racial, and environmental violence localized around roads, and argues that roads are spaces of complex signification whose ties to colonial violence reveal how biopolitics are infrastructural. Dr. Rymhs's research engages with Indigenous-authored texts and visual art and with lived struggles for justice in Canada.

Presented by the Department of English