Schedule / Horaire

Tentative Schedule

Additional details pending. All panels will be located in Alumni Hall, on the first floor of Victoria College, 91 Charles St. West.


  • 9:45am to 10:15am: Registration
  • 10:15am to 10:30am: Opening
  • 10:30am to 12:00pm: Canada and the World / Canada dans le monde
    • Klára Kolinská (Metropolitan University, Prague), “‘The people of Canada understand me’: Václav Havel’s Drama of Language on the Canadian Stage”
    • Diane Bélisle-Wolf (Johannes-Gutenberg Universität), “Au-delà des « Deux Solitudes » : La Ground Zero Fiction canadienne dans le contexte international”
    • Jennifer Lau (University of Toronto), “In the Eyes of the Chinese: Translating Canada through Japanese Mediation (1906-1919)”
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch (at the Centre for Comparative Literature)
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Canada(s): Diaspora and Hybridity/ Diaspora et hybridité
    • Arianne Des Rochers (University of Toronto), “Montréal, carrefour identitaire : hybridité linguistique et culturelle dans les œuvres de Heather O’Neill et d’Alexandre Soublière”
    • Nikhita Obeegadoo (Harvard University), “At the Cusp of a Literary Revolution: ‘Vlogging’ and the Canadian Diasporic Experience”
  • 2:15pm to 3:45pm: Canada as Kanata: Indigeneity and Decolonization
    • Rusaba Alam (University of British Columbia), “Absent Indian: Revisiting Asian-Indigenous Relations”
    • Arathana Bowes (University of Toronto), “E. Pauline Johnson’s ‘Canada’”
    • Jessica Janssen (Université de Sherbrooke), “‘Moi, femme innue’: Indigenous Women Writing in Quebec”
  • 4:15pm to 5:45pm: J. Edward Chamberlin and Linda Hutcheon Talk: Barbara Havercroft, “Made in Canada: Trauma Discourse Beyond the ‘Two Solitudes’”
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm: Dinner will be provided for conference presenters
  • 7:30pm: Evening social (at the Centre for Comparative Literature)


  • 10:30am to 12:00pm: Undergraduate panel
    • Lola Borissenko (University of Toronto), “Adolescent Goals and Protests: The Role of Canadian Regionalism in a Coming-of-Age Drama, New Waterford Girl
    • Amina Mohamed (University of Toronto), “Identity Creation in the Age of Political Expediency: Muslim, Canadian, or Muslim Canadian?”
    • Taylor Ableman (University of Toronto), “A Sorry State”
  • 12:00pm to 1:30pm: Lunch (at the Centre for Comparative Literature)
  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Performing (in) Canada
    • Deniz Başar (University of Toronto), “Can an insistent act of ‘quixotism’ build public sphere?: Tony Nardi’s ‘Two Letters… And Counting!’”
    • Fan Wu (University of Toronto), “Besides Experience: Affinity & Maternity”
  • 2:45pm to 3:45pm: Canadian Nationalism(s)
    • Judith Ellen Brunton (University of Toronto), “‘Contributing to Canadians’ understanding of themselves’: Imperial Oil’s Newcomers and the national narrative”
    • Jamieson Ryan (Queen’s University), “‘They think it’s their game’: Hockey as Canadian Nationalism and Reconciliation in Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse
  • 4:15pm to 5:45pm: Keynote Address: Imre Szeman, “Pipelines and Territories: On Energy and Environmental Futures in Canada”
  • 5:45pm-6:00pm: Closing
  • 8:00pm: Food, socializing at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave.)