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Doctoral Special Topic Presentations 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9 am – Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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Watson Hall, Room 517

49 Bader Lane
Queen's University
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Tuesday May 3rd

9:00–10:30 am

Rethinking State Notions of “Belonging” through Indigenous Languages and Legal Customs of the Canadian Pacific Coast

Presenter: Catherine Andre

The Mark of a “Good” Reader: Early Modern Marginalia in Books

Presenter: Vika Nersisyan

10:45 am–12:15 pm

Ghosts and Gaslight: Spirit Photography, Séance Writing and Post-Mortem Materiality in the 19th Century

Presenter: Lin Young

Beyond Death: Tracing Myths of the Afterlife from Western Traditions to 21st Century Fantasy

Presenter: Adam Drysdale

Wednesday May 4th

9:00–10:30 am

How can We Read the Dancer and the Dance?

Presenter: Patty Argyrides

Ethanol is All: Alcohol and Western Drinking Culture in Modernist Literature

Presenter: John Bany-Klupsas

10:45 am–12:15 pm

True Religion or False Superstition: Obeah and the Limits of the Postsecular

Presenter: Jhordan Layne

Collisions of Histories: Travel Writing and the Relational Logics of Collective Memory

Presenter: Robyn Carruthers

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.