Congress 2013

Thank you to all of our presenters and attendees for a fantastic day of presentations and conversations.

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June 4, 2013  |  9:00 – 5:30

Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) Building, Room 123
University of Victoria

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. - ‘Growing up Global’: Childhoods in a Transnational Context

Chair: Natalie Coulter, (Department of Communication Studies, York University)

  • Chiu, Hsin-fu, (Department of Applied Linguistics, UCLA) “Language, Interaction, and Social Identity in the Chinese Diasporic Speech Community”
  • Rachel Winslow, (Department of Sociology and History, Westmont College). “‘Citizens of the World’? Debates over Childhood and Citizenship in the Wake of Operation Babylift”
  • Jo-anne Dilliabough, David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education, Professor, Educational Studies, UBC

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Genderqueer Children and Youth

Chair: Naomi Hamer, (Department of English, University of Winnipeg)

  • Rob Bittner, (Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, SFU). ”‘I Can See Me!’: Emerging Genders in Literature for Young People”
  • Natasha Hurley, (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta). ” The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Imagining GenderQueer Youth and Transgender History”
  • Derritt Mason, (Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta). “Adolescence is a Drag: Narrating the Teen Queen in Young Adult Fiction”

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – ARCYP AGM & LUNCH
Please join us for our AGM and lunch.

2:00 – 3:40 p.m. – Institutional Spaces, Geographies, and Environments of Young People

Chair: Peter Cumming, (Coordinator, Children’s Studies Program in the Department of Humanities, York University)

  • Marie-Luise Ermisch, (Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill), “Fostering Active Compassion: How NGOs Appealed to British Children and Youth to Help the Third World”
  • Elizabeth J. Meyer, (Google-CSU Digital Ambassador and Assistant Professor, School of Education, California Polytechnic University), Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, (School of Social Work, Université de Montréal), Audrey-Anne Dumais-Michaud, (Université de Montréal), Marie-Joëlle, (Université de Montréal), Kimberley Manning, (Department of Political Science, Concordia University), and Jake Pyne, (Ryerson University). “Reframing the problem: Using Social Action Research to support gender creative and transgender youth”
  • Naomi Hamer, (Department of English, University of Winnipeg). “The Eric Carle Picture Book Museum (USA) and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books (UK): Redesigning the interactive spaces of the children’s museum for the literacy education of young people”

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – ROUNDTABLE (OPEN SESSION): Dis-Orders: Intersections between Critical Disability Studies and Youth Studies

Chair: Louise Saldanha (Department of Arts and Education, Grand Prairie Regional College)

A roundtable redressing a lack of sustained critical attention between critical disability and youth studies. Roundtable participants will include: 

  • Brenda LeFrancois, School of Social Work and Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Laurence Parent, Department of the Humanities, Concordia University
  • Kim Sawchuk, Chair in Mobile Media Studies and Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University
  • Esther Ignagni, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University

7:30 – 10:00 p.m. – ARCYP Annual Dinner and Drinks
@ Fifth Street Wood Fired Grill (1028 Hillside Ave, Victoria). Click here for directions.
All members, participants, and attendees are welcome! See you there!

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