Petrocultures 2014

Petrocultures: Oil, Energy and Canada’s Future McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Conference 2014 MISC 2014 Annual Conference: "Petrocultures 2014: Oil, Energy, and Canada's Future" Registration now open! One of the key developments shaping social and political debate in Canada in the twenty-first century has been the country’s...

Schedule

Petrocultures Visit to Fort McKay (Sept 11, 2012)   9:00 – 10:00 Bus picks up Petrocultures group at hotels in Fort McMurray and drives to Fort McKay   10 – 10:15  Bus tour around Fort McKay – end up at band office   10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks Ron Quintal...

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Registration Payment

The cost of registration is $200.00 (+ 5% GST) for faculty and $50.00 (+5% GST) for students. Canadian students must register, but the fees are waived. Please register online before July 15th, 2012.  We encourage you to register in advance, as it will facilitate our...

Session Index

SESSION INDEX   Thursday, September 6   9:00 am - 9:30 am (Le Grand Salon): Breakfast 9:30 am – 10:00 am (Le Grand Salon): Conference Welcome 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Session 1 Panel 1a: Petrofictions 1: Oil Fantasies (La Salle Historique) Panel 1b: Oil, Temporality and the Cultural Politics of “Community” in...

Sunday

Sunday, September 9   9:00 am - 9:30 am Coffee (Le Grand Salon)   9:30 am – 11:00 am Session 9 Panel 9a: Art and Politics (3-04): Chair: Nduka Otiono • Amanda Boetzkes (Ohio State U), “Sights of Petroculture” • Casey Irvin (Ryerson/York U), “Oil and the Sublime” • Nduka Otiono (Carleton U), “Saro-Wiwa’s Ghost: The Niger Delta Struggle...

Saturday

Saturday, September 8   10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee (Le Grand Salon)   10:30 am – noon Keynote #3 (Le Grand Salon):  Warren Cariou, CRC in Narrative, Community and Indigenous Cultures, University of Manitoba, “Tarhands:  A Messy Manifesto” Introduction by Imre Szeman   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (Le Grand Salon)   1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Session...

Friday

Friday, September 7   8:45 am - 9:15 am Breakfast (Le Grand Salon)   9:15 am – 11:00 am Keynote #2 (Le Grand Salon):  Allan Stoekl, French and Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University, “Unconventional Oil and the Gift of the Undulating Peak” Introduction by Donald Ipperciel, Co-Dean , Campus Saint-Jean   11:00 am – 11:15...

Thursday

Thursday, September 6   9:00 am - 9:30 am (Le Grand Salon) Breakfast   9:30 am – 10:00 am (Le Grand Salon) Welcome from organizers Imre Szeman and Sheena Wilson, and Dean Marc Arnal of Campus Saint-Jean   10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 1 Panel 1a: Petrofictions 1: Oil Fantasies (La Salle Historique): Chair: Michael O’Driscoll • Brent Bellamy...