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Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25

Friday, March 23

Student Campus Centre (SCC), Rm 115 (Multipurpose Hall)
55 Gould Street, Ryerson University, Toronto

7:00 pm Registration Opens / Immediately Outside SCC 115
7:30 pm Opening Remarks / Programme Greetings
8:00 pm Keynote Address: Henry A. Giroux
Disabling the Future: Youth, Education, and the Politics of Disposability

Followed by catered reception with cash bar

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Saturday, March 24

Roger Comunication Centre (RCC), Rm 204 (Eaton Lecture Theatre)
80 Gould Street, Ryerson University, Toronto

8:30 AM Registration Opens & Breakfast Available
9:00 - 10:10 Moral Misappropriations Within Pop Culture
  Panel Chairperson : Steve Bailey
  1 Borat: Transnational Identity Theft and the Remediating of Cultural Appropriations
Adam Cantor , McGill University
  2 Translation as Appropriation: Subtitles/Dubs and Cultural Imperialism
Stephen Mandiberg , New York University
  3 First Retards, Then Rats, Now This: Reflecting on Vice's Total Moral Vacuum
Ryan Bigge, York University / Ryerson University
10:20 - 11:30 Ethical Politics in Creative Representations
Panel Chairperson : Stuart Murray
1 The Invisible Line: Ethical Responsibility Between Professor and Student in the Academic Play: Butley (1971), Educating Rita (1980) and Oleanna (1992)
Matt Fullerty , George Washington University
2 Ethical Andy Warhol: The Visual Signifiers of Unspoken Politics
Laura Moses , York University / Ryerson University
3 Looking after Harry: Ethics and Politics in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry
Kris Erickson , York University / Ryerson University
11:40 - 12:30 Ethical Turns in Cultural Policy: Urban Canadian Perspectives
Panel Chairperson : Michelle Coyne
1 Harm Reduction as Anarchist Practice: Notes on the Politics of Addiction in Canada
Chris Smith , York University / Ryerson University
2 The Value of Culture: Cultural Policy in the City of Toronto
Catherine Argiropoulos , York University / Ryerson University
Lunch (1 hour) Provided
1:30 - 2:30

Special Event
Communication and Culture Peer Address: Steven Schnoor
Canada the Good?  A Discussion of Canadian Complicity in Human Rights Violations in Guatemala and Honduras

2:40 - 4:00 What's Right / Right Here 1: Responsibilities of Higher Education
Panel Chairperson : James Cairns
1 Re-politicizing the Classroom in Postmodernity?: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Neutrality
Taunya Tremblay , York University / Ryerson University
2 "The Cause of Democracy": Toward an Analytic of the Government of Student Subjectivity
Dan Colson , University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign
3 Dispossession, Attachment and the Crisis of Subjectivity
Scott Stoneman , McMaster University
4 The Ethics of Responsibility and Fantasies of Otherness
Charles Wells , York University
4:10 - 5:20 What's Right / Right Here 2: Ins and Outs of Interdisciplinarity
Panel Chairperson : Elley Prior
1 Interfering Interdisciplinarities: Feminist Technoscience and the Natures of Knowledge
Ellen Moll , University of Maryland
2 Irony and the Academic Gaze: Cultural Studies as a Tool for Exploring Power in Social Enquiry
Brian Foster & Karen MacAlpine , Carleton University / University of Waterloo
3 Cruising the Ruins: Toward a Queer Ethic of the Faculties
Derritt Mason , McMaster University

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Sunday, March 25

Roger Comunication Centre (RCC), Rm 204 (Eaton Lecture Theatre)
80 Gould Street, Ryerson University, Toronto

9:00 AM Registration Opens & Breakfast Available
9:30 - 10:40 Ethical Questions in Digital Technology
  Panel Chairperson : Fenwick McKelvey
  1 Tazered Subjects and Weeping Warriors: On Camera Phones, YouTube, and Conceptions of Power
Kyla Reid , University of British Columbia
  2 Strategic Animism as an Ethics of Radical Belonging
Nick Anderson , York University / Ryerson University
  3 "Your Blog Made Money!": The Affiliate Marketing in Japanese Blogosphere
Yukari Seko , York University / Ryerson University
10:50 - 11:50 Ethical Understandings of Basic Needs
Panel Chairperson : A. Brady Curlew
1 The Good of Water (and Other Qualities that we Drink and Flush)
Cecilia Chen , Concordia University
2 Where Does Bread Come From?: Acknowledging our Detachment from Survival Processes as a Point of Departure for an Ethics of Technology
Danielle Deveau , Simon Fraser University
12:00 - 1:00 New Visualizations of Ideals, Old and New
Panel Chairperson : Ganaele Langlois
1 Dynamic Sightlines for All: Visualizing the Public Sphere in the Information Age
Zach Devereaux & Peter Ryan , York University / Ryerson University
2 Reclaiming the Map: Towards a New Ethics of Cartography
Stacy Douglas , Trent University
Lunch (1 hour) Provided
2:00 - 3:00

Special Event
Communication and Culture Faculty Panel Discussion
On the Ethics and Ethoi of Contemporary Critical Thought and Practice

3:10 - 4:20 What's Right / Right Here 3: Ethical Language and Discourse
Panel Chairperson : Bob Hanke
1 Disability's Ethical Question of (K)notted Relationality
Jacqueline Cahill , Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
2 Capital letters: Rendering Visible the Ethos of Representation
Jason Rovito , York University / Ryerson University
3 Discerning Public Discourses
Susan Pell , Simon Fraser University
4:30 - 5:50 What's Right / Right Here 4: Rethinking Relativism & Pluralism
Panel Chairperson : Tina Sikka
1 An Antagonism on Populism: The Laclau-Zizek Debate
Matthew J. Flisfeder , York University / Ryerson University
2 No Detached Observer: The Role of Anthropologists in Developing Cultural Relativism as a Global Moral System
Michael Reid , Trent University
3 Gender Equality without Uniformity: Dilemma of Feminism in Multicultural India
Babita Bhatt , University of Western Ontario

Panels have been scheduled in a manner that allocates 15-17 minutes for each presentation. To ensure there is time for questions from the audience, please refrain of preparing anything that takes more than 15-17 minutes present.

2 Person Panel 50 mins
3 Person Panel 70 mins
4 Person Panel 80 mins

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