UPEI student conference “Difficult Dialogues”—February 8–9

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The UPEI student conference—“Difficult Dialogues: Exploring Relationships Between Identities and Power”—takes place February 8 and 9 with registration beginning on Friday, February 8 at 12:30 pm in Main Building, room 520. 

Over 25 students from UPEI, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, St. Thomas University, and the University of New Brunswick will be presenting papers from many disciplines/areas of study which relate to the theme of exploring relationships between identities and power. Topics include troubling categories; bodies; power and privilege; gender, violence, and rights; communities and networks; interpreting texts; and labour and other markets. 

This year’s keynote speaker is S. Bear Bergman, author playwright, and storyteller, who will deliver his lecture entitled “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Gender.” The keynote will take place in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 104, on Friday at 5:00 pm.

The conference and keynote presentation are made possible through the generous contributions of the UPEI Action Committee on Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Office of the Dean of Arts, and the following departments in the Faculty of Arts: English, Philosophy, Psychology, Theatre Studies, and Women’s Studies.

The conference is free and all are welcome to attend. For a full event schedule, visit http://www.upeidifficultdialogues.ca/program/. For more information, contact Ann Braithwaite at abraithwaite@upei.ca or 628-4312.