Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Collaborative Networks Colloquium: Culture and the Canada-US Border

The Institute for the Study of the Americas cordially invites you to attend the following event.

Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 September, 10:00 - 18:30
Collaborative Networks Colloquium: Culture and the Canada-US Border
In collaboration with the Native Studies Research Network UK (NSRN), School of American Studies, University of East Anglia and the Culture and the Canada-US Border Network (CCUSB)

Tuesday: (CCUSB)

Padraig Kirwan (Goldsmiths): 'Sovereign/Power': The Exigencies of Nationalism, Sovereignty and Separatism in Modern America

Catherine Bates (Huddersfield): Thing theory, waste studies and indigenous culture in Canada and the US: can mutually productive connections be made?

Dylan Robinson (Royal Holloway):"What Utopia Feels Like": Hope and its Foreclosure in Indigenous Music

James Mackay (European University of Cyprus): TBA

Wednesday: (NSRN)

John Wills (Kent): “Playing the Indian: The Arcade Western and New Frontier Avatars”

Reeta Humalajoki (Durham): “Debates Surrounding United States Native American Termination Policy in the Domestic and Native Spheres, 1950-1970”

Gareth Clayton (independent scholar, formerly of UEA and University of Victoria, Canada): “Adaptation and Re-articulation: WSÁNEĆ First Nation Cedar Carving Amidst Territorial Restriction”

Maureen Kincaid Speller: TBA

To register, please complete the online form at http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb/events/london.html and return, with payment, to Dr Catherine Barter, School of English, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NX.

Please note: a small amount of travel assistance for postgraduate students will be available on a first-come first-served basis to attend the CCUSB event on the Tuesday/both days. Contact David Stirrup(dfs@kent.ac.uk) for further details. Regrettably, this money cannot be used to attend the NSRN day only.

Venue: Room 104 (Senate House, 1st Floor)
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

For further information, please contact chloe.pieters@sas.ac.uk

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