Muddied Waters: Decomposing The Anthropocene

May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Room 302, Bethune College Building, York University
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3J 1P0
Muddied Waters: Decomposing The Anthropocene @ Room 302, Bethune College Building, York University | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

All Welcome.

9:00-9:30 Registration, greetings, and light breakfast

9:30-11:15 Panel 1

Geotrau​​ma: Topographies and Architectures

Panel chair: Tyler Ball

A.T. Kingsmith (York University), “Eco-Cartographies: Charting the Space Between

the Map and the Territory”

Polina Teif (York University), “Eulogy for a Dying Sea”

Aaron Vansintjan (Birkbeck, University of London), “Montreal peripheral: a sideways glance at the extractivist city”​​

michelle corinne liu (Toronto): “‘In the Wake of …’: Lines, Capital, and the

Infra- when Buildings Start Walking Away to the Sea”

11:30-1:15 Panel 2

Dirty Practices/Experimental Crud

Panel chair: Lauren Fournier

Maya Ben David (University of Guelph) and Tobias Williams (OCAD University), “Slime Girls”

Jessica Bebenek (Concordia), “‘Something That’s Dead’: Metaphor, Microbiotics,

and Radicalized Empathy in the Anthropocene”

Sha Agbayani (University of the Philippines; McGill University), “Gut feelings: Fermentation & queer time under (settler)colonialism”

Hayley Rose Malouin (Brock University), “Dirty Scholarship as Resistance to Disciplinary

Domination OR The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Muddiness of


1:15-2:15 Lunch

2:30-4:15 Panel 3

Who Comes After the Post-Human?: Ecologies of Alterity

Panel chair: Justyna Pw

Andrew Godsalve (NSCAD University): “Sensing Alterity in the Theatre of Decay”

Kara Stone (University of California, Santa Cruz), "What Can Play? Post-Humanism and Videogames"

N.T. Rowan (York University), “Muddying the Waters with Blood: The Naturalization of Violence in Haraway and LeGuin”

James Boucher (Rutgers University, Camden), “Ecocritical Representations of Indigeneity in Yves Thériault’s N’Tsuk and Ashini”

4:30-5:30 Keynote

Susie O’Brien (McMaster University): “‘It's been the end of the world for somebody all

along’: the Anthropocene, settler-colonialism and Indigenous resilience”

6pm - Head downtown for dinner