Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas - A Symposium in Honour of Marlene Kadar, May 15-17

International Auto/Biography Association Chapter of the Americas conference

Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas

A Symposium in Honour of Marlene Kadar

Presented by the Centre for Feminist Research


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DAY ONE: MAY 15, 2017

Symposium Opening, 1-2:30pm, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (DB) 0010 [formerly TEL Building]

Reading by Marlene Kadar (YorkU);

Marlene Kadar in interview with Sidonie Smith (UMichigan)

Plenary Panel “Marlene Kadar and Life Writing,” 2:45-4:15pm, DB 0010

With Julie Rak (UAlberta), Julia Galbus (USouthern Indiana) and Linda Warley (UWaterloo)

Concurrent Panels, 4:30-6:00pm

DB 1004 Gender and Genre

DB 1005 Black Atlantic Lives

DB 0009 Inhabited Geographies of Life Writing

DAY TWO: MAY 16, 2017

Plenary Panel “Collaboration and Friendship:” 8:30-10:00 am, DB 0001

With Jeanne Perrault (UCalgary), Helen Buss (UCalgary) and Patrick Taylor (YorkU)

Concurrent Panels, 10:15am-11.45am

VH (Vari Hall) 1154 Inherited Trauma

DB 1005 Gender and Migration

DB 0007 Black Feminist Intersectional Methodologies

DB 0001 Intersections of Disability

Concurrent Panels, 1:30-3pm

VH 1154 Responses to Trauma

DB 1005 Embodying Affect in Graphic Lives

DB 0007 Testimonial Writing Across the Americas

DB 0001 Claiming Agency in Health and Wellness

Concurrent Panels, 3.15-4.45pm

VH (Vari Hall) 1154 ‘My Life would make a movie’: Border Areas Between Reality and Fiction, Gender, and Sexuality

DB 1005 Feminist Practices

DB 0007 Complex Relationalities

DB 0001 Faith and Spiritual Nourishment

DAY THREE: May 17, 2017

Plenary Panel “Reading the Archives and Beyond:” 8:30-10:00am, DB 0010

With Elizabeth Podnieks (RyersonU), Linda Morra (University College, Dublin) and Rachel Dubrofsky (U of South Florida)

Concurrent Panels, 10:15am-11.45am

DB 0010, Autobiography & the Black Female Body Politic

DB 0015, Performing Identities

DB 1004, Queer and Trans Lives

Concurrent Panels, 1:15-2:45pm

DB 0010, Lives on Screen

DB 0015, Pedagogical Autoethnographies

DB 1004, Fluid Masculinities

DB 0013, Calls to Witnessing

Plenary Panel “Marlene Kadar and the Next Generation:” 3:00-4:30 pm, DB 0010

MAY 15-19, 2017

Art exhibition “Outside the Lines:” Eleanor Winters Gallery, 129 Winters College

With support from a/b Auto/Biography Studies, a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University: Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost; Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Canada @ 150 Fund; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; the Department of Humanities, Critical Disability Studies, and the Centre for Feminist Research.


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