Mark Terry Delivers Keynote at Fourth Annual Transatlantic Graduate Student Conference
The Fourth Annual Transatlantic Graduate Student Conference, held alternately in Canada and Germany, took place at the historic University of Göttingen, Germany, October 16 to 18. This year's theme was Literary and Cultural Discourses on Mobility.
All three keynote addresses were delivered by York University scholars, including Dahdaleh Institute Postdoc Mark Terry, whose talk was titled Audience Mobilization: New Approaches to Documentary Film Engagement. He spoke spoke about new media strategies for mobilizing audiences of policymakers through collaborative approaches to documentary film production.
Markus Reisenleitner of YorkU's Department of Humanities, spoke on the colonial perspectives of surfers and mountain climbers in a talk entitled Counterculture on the Move: Routes of US Imperialism and Imaginaries of Escape. The third keynote address was delivered by Susan Ingram, also of YorkU's Department of Humanities. She spoke about the enduring artistic contributions of David Bowie in a talk entitled Music on the Move: Translating Lazarus and/as Affective Transcription.
Speakers from Germany included Tatjana Neubauer from the University of Mainz who spoke about the mobility of millions of spectators who came to Los Angeles during the O.J. Simpson trial, and Anna Savitskaya from the University of Göttingen, whose talk was titled Mediating Between Cultures in Guy Gunaratne’s In Our Mad and Furious City.
Next year's conference will be hosted by York University.