Dr. Alan Liu – Mickey Mouse Creativity

Mickey Mouse Creativity: Contemporary Ideologies of Creativity in Today’s Digital Economy

When: April 3, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Sir George Williams Campus Samuel Bronfman Building Atrium (1590 Docteur Penfield)

From Concordia News:

Dr. Alan Liu will give the 2014 Lahey Lecture. As the prime mover for the Voice of the Shuttle web site for humanities research and one of the early boosters of digital humanities, Ley will discuss the use of digital tools for creative purposes. He will be interrogating all the hype around the new “creative economy.”

Liu is a Professor of English, University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (University of Chicago Press, 2008),The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (University of Chicago Press, 2004), andWordsworth: The Sense of History (Stanford University Press, 1989).

The Lahey Lecture is an annual lecture hosted by the English Department.


Peggy Phelan- Histories of Performance Art

To download & disseminate: Histories of Performance Art: Fields, Sources, Repetitions

Peggy Phelan

Gabriella Coleman Talk Cancelled

Unfortunately, Dr. Coleman is ill and she has cancelled the talk she was scheduled to give today from 4-6. It sounds like the Comms Committee is going to try to reschedule if possible.

Meantime, you can check out Dr. Coleman’s website or follow her on Twitter @BiellaColeman.


Conference Live Blogging

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3…2…1… Intersections 2014 Takes Off!!!

Martin French introduces Elizabeth


Liz introduces Alexandrine…

And we’re off!


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Intersections 2014 Keynote

The Intersections 2014 keynote address will be presented by Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier of the University of Victoria. Dr. Boudreault-Fournier will make her address on Thursday, March 13 at 3:30pm in H-1145, Hall Building, SGW Campus, Concordia. The keynote is open to the public.

To download & disseminate: Keynote Poster

To Intersect, to Interact and to Interweave: Beyond the Fear of Experimenting in Anthropology

What if instead of looking at intersection as a noun, we would approach it as a verb? This would imply a series of actions such as: to intersect, to interact, to interconnect, to interweave, to intertwine and to interrelate. What does this ‘inter’ imply and how can we approach it as a dynamic and relational process? To intersect is understood here as a process which brings us ‘forward’ and which encourages us to experiment with different research methodologies. It further obliges us to think reflexively and critically about our own methodological approaches. How would the role of the anthropologist be transformed by an active deconstruction of some boundaries that are the hallmarks of our discipline? Based on past and on-going research projects that crisscross disciplinary boundaries, this presentation calls for a ‘forward’, dynamic, multidisciplinary and improvisational approach to anthropological research. It further indicates avenues of research that promise to intersect with new openings.

abf portraitDr. Boudreault-Fournier is a professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria and a Concordia University alumna. She specializes in visual anthropology, sound, relational aesthetics, digital technologies, cultural policy, and Cuban and Latin American studies, and her research explores an “ethnography of image and sound production” through experiments with audio-visual media.

Intersections 2014 Poster

To download and disseminate: Conference Poster – Final

Conference Poster - Final