ARCYP Program at 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social SciencesCROSSROADS: SCHOLARSHIP FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
May 26 – June 2, 2012

Association for Research in Cultures of Young People Program
May 28 – 29, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. / Room: TBA
Project Groundings: A Transnational Approach to Art and Youth Identity Development in conjunction with SSHRC-funded Project Groundings and Toronto’s Nia Centre for the Arts
Chair: Naila Keleta-Mae (U of Waterloo)

Emerging Artists from Nia Centre for the Arts articulate their life stories through spoken word, theatre, and photography, exploring the complex ways in which Afrodiasporic identity is textured, disrupted, and devalued by everyday occurrences of violence. How might art address systemic violence in African Jamaican and African Canadian lives?

Open to all Congress delegates; admission free

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. / Room: TBA

Joint ACCUTE / ARCYP Session
TROUBLING NORMATIVITY IN CULTURES OF YOUNG PEOPLE
Chair: Louise Saldanha (Grande Prairie Regional College)
Krys Verrall (York University) “The Meaning of Difference”
Brendan Burrows (University of Ottawa)”‘Punks from South Central’: Re-situating Marginality and Hegemonic Whiteness in Larry Clark’s Wassup Rockers
Molly McKibbin (York University) “Racialization and Belonging in Rachel Harper’s Brass Ankle Blues

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon / Room: TBA

Joint ACCUTE / ARCYP Session
YOUTH CREATORS, THINKERS, AND EXPRESSIONS OF “CHILD CONSCIOUSNESS”
Chair: Cheryl Cowdy (York University)
A. Clotilde Houchon (University of Utah) “Disguised as Dick Tracy: Comics, Safe House, and Transmigrant Youth”
Stuart Poyntz (Simon Fraser University) “Scenes and Urban Youth Media Production Ecologies in Canada”
Jennifer Hardwick (Queen’s University) “These Are Our Stories, These Are Our Songs: Multimedia Storytelling in Another Slice

1:45 – 3:30 p.m. / Room: TBA

Joint ACCUTE / ARCYP Session
YOUTH, (IMAGINARY) BORDERS, AND THE NATION STATE
Chair: Stuart Poyntz (Simon Fraser U)
Heather Snell (University of Winnipeg) “Global Citizenship and YA Literatures in Canada: Unpacking Contemporary Representations of the Young (Virtual) Traveler”
Sara Dorrow and Dale Ballucci (University of New Brunswick) “Constructing Childhood at the Boundaries of the Nation: An Investigation of the Treatment of Children at the Canadian Border”
Helene Staveley (Memorial University) “Border, Nation, Playground, Gamespace: The Fantastic Spaces of Children’s Books by Margaret Atwood and Welwyn Wilton Katz (and Maybe Salman Rushdie, Too)”
Geneviève Brisson (University of British Columbia) “Québécois Young Adult Novels in Translation in Canada”

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. / Room: TBA

Joint ACCUTE / ARCYP Session
ROUNDTABLE: THE FRIENDLY GIANT’S “EMPTY CHAIR”: THE MISSING HISTORIES OF CANADIAN CHILDREN’S MEDIA INDUSTRIES
Chair: Natalie Coulter (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Participants:
Kristine Moruzi (University of Alberta)
Peter Moss (Youth Media Alliance)
Leslie Regan Shade (Concordia University)

Although Canada has a long and distinguished history of producing media texts for children (children’s television, film, music, magazines, and video games), that history is often invisible. This roundtable of scholars and practitioners will begin to recuperate the history of Canadian children’s cultural industries.

Open to all Congress delegates; admission free