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Speaker Series: Deena Rymhs

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Watson Hall, Room 517

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

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

Deena Rymhs, Associate Professor University of British Columbia

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

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

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