March 24-26, 2006

 
@Rogers Communication Centre,
80 Gould Street, Toronto, Canada
 
Hosted by the students of the Joint Graduate Programme in
Communication and Culture York University and Ryerson University
 


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Intersections 2006

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Schedule

Friday March, 24
Saturday March, 25
Sunday March, 26
Friday March 24
7:00 pm Opening Remarks: Studio A
Peter Ryan, Conference Chairperson
R. Bruce Elder and Fred Fletcher,
Program Directors
The Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture
7:30 pm Alumnus Keynote Address
Dr. Wade Rowland,
The First Communication and Culture Programme Doctoral Graduate
8:00 pm Media and Culture Stream Keynote Address
Dr. Marcel Danesi,
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
8:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception: Studio A

Saturday March 25
  
Eaton Lecture Theatre - Rogers Communication Centre
8:30 am Registration /Breakfast: Atrium
9:00 am Opening RemarksOpening Remarks
   
9:15 am Off the Map: Portraits of Contested Toronto
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Bob Hanke
  1.
Narcotography:
Mapping the Social Geography of Addiction in Toronto

Chris Smith,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
  2.

Submerged Environments:Taking Notice of Ecologies of Abjection
Neil Balan,
Division of Humanities, York University

  3. Erasure Through Aesthetics: Gentrification and the Remaking of Space
Ryan Bigge,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
10:25 am Panel Break
   
10:30 am Lost in Transition: Borders, Surfaces and Translation
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Michael Prokopow
  1. Maps of the Smart Border
Aaron Gordon,
Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
  2. The Depth of Skin: A Study of Surface-play in Contemporary Architecture
S. Yahya Islami,
Department of Arts, Culture and Environment, University of Edinburgh
  3. Unfolding of Language: The Productive Tension of Translation
Natalia A. Mikhailova, Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY-Buffalo
   
12:00 pm Lunch: Ryerson Student Union Building
   
ADJUNCT WORKSHOP: ePOLITICS, POLICY, COMMUNICATION & CULTUREf
By the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG)
1:00 pm Welcome from TUPDiG Representatives
1:05 pm Politics and Policy Stream Keynote Address
Dr. Patricia Mazepa,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
   
1:30 pm Internationalization
Panel Chairperson: TBA
  1. The Operationalization of Civil Society: The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Associational Terrain of Democracy
Roy Bendor,
School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
  2. U.S. Cultural Policy as/and U.S. Foreign Policy
Tanner Mirrlees,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
  3. Framing the Public Mind: Strategic Language, Framing and the Invasion of Iraq
David Clifton,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
2:40 pm Panel Break
   
2:45 pm Identity Politics and Policies
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Amin Alhassan
  1. Outlining the Need for an Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis of Poverty Coverage in Canada
Joanna Redden,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
  2. The Network as a Resolution to the Refugee Problem: Towards a Theory of an Alternative Understanding of the Refugee
Stephanie Silverman,
Political Science, York University
  3. Go Directly Online, Do not Pass eEmergf: Seeing the Social Construction of Health Information Websites Through Policy
Karen Smith,
School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
3:55 pm Panel Break
   
4:00 pm Advocacy and Criticism
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Colin Mooers
  1. Why did Canadian Private-Sector Cultural Policy Advocacy Fail?: The Canadian Arts Council and the Federal Government (1945-58)
Gregory Klages,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
  2. From Communicated Boundaries to Inclusivity and Intergenerational Solidarity: The Discourse of Adult Perceptions of Youth
Amy Brandon,
Faculty of Education, York University
  3. In Search of the Knockout: The Mediafs Fixation with Competitive Communication in Canadian Federal Election Debates
J.P. Lewis,
Department of Political Science, Carleton University
5:15 pm Saturday Closing Remarks
   

Sunday March 26

9:00 am  
Registration / Breakfast: Atrium
9:30 am Spatial Orbits: Ever (R)evolving Personal Spaces and their Outer Effects
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Jennifer Vanderbergh
1. From Affectation to Affect: Thinking Corporeal Susceptibilities in the Cultural Surround
John Hunting,
Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
2. MySpace.com: Exploring Online Music Spaces
Jeremy Morris,
Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
3. Reclaiming the Past: Transforming the Scapes of Schizophrenia
Susanne Cardwell,
Department of Communication, University of Calgary
10:40 am   Panel Break
 
10:45 am Streetscapes: Negotiating the Urban Environment
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Michael Murphy
1. Faith in the Street
Charlotte Scott,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
2. The eCar(e)less Drivingf Incident: Elementary Exercises in Auto-Intervention
Chris Smith,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
3. Between Exploitation and Play: Skateboarding and the Negotiation of Resistance
Jason Phillips,
Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfred Laurier University
 
12:00 pm Lunch: Ryerson Student Union Building
 
1:00 pm Youfre So Spacey: Technology in Practice Stream Keyholes
Dr. Richard Fung,
Faculty of Art, Ontario College of Art and Design
AND
Dr. John Greyson,
Department of Film, York University
 
1:45 pm Where do you want to go Today?: Tourism, Technology and Transformation
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Ed Slopek
1. Destination Place Identity and Tourism Advertising Imagery: Place Images in Caribbean Destination Advertisements
Susan Dupej,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
2. Surfing under Palm Trees: The Internet and Everyday Life in Barbados
Samantha Moonsammy,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
3. Intersection of Social Classes and Gender Relations:
A Case Study on the Socio-Cultural Domestication of Mobile Phone in Port-au-Prince

Margareth Cormier,
Department of Communication, University of Ottawa
2:55 pm Panel Break
 
3:00 pm tranSfOrMAtions
Panel Chairperson: Dr. Janine Marchessault
1. Seeing and Experiencing Chouinard: The Body Language of the Spectator
Kate Cornell,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
2. Reworking the Desirous Gaze: Self Constructed Eros in Cinema
Shana MacDonald,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
3. The Twists, Turns and Torsions of (Re)volt
Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
4. What Light Through Yonder Filmstrip Breaks?
Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Semiotics of Cinema:
A Case Study of Stan Brakhagefs Black Ice

Kelly Egan,
Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
4:10 pm Panel Break
 
4:15 pm Consuming Territories: Ecologies and Economies of Popular Culture
Panel Chairperson: TBA
1. The Circuit of Labour and Leisure in the Age of Biopolitical Production
Scott Stoneman & Max Haiven,
Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
2. Consuming Currency: Gold Farming, Alienation, and the Consumption of Virtual Goods Between Online and Offline Environments
Jennifer Martin,
Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario
3. Girls Gone Wild/Raunch: The Patriarchal and Consumeristic Relations of an Adolescent Sub-Culture
Naomi Nichols,
Graduate Program in Education, York University
 
 
5:25 pm Conference Closing Remarks
 
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