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Schedule

Friday, November 7, 2008

4:00 — 5:20 pm — Opening remarks & first plenary session

  • Martin Jay — The Menace of Consilience: Keeping the Disciplines Unreconciled

5:30 — 7:30 pm — First round of workshop presentations

  • Ian Angus, Simon Fraser University — Interdisciplinarity & Models of Knowledge
  • Harvey Graff, Ohio State University — "Literacy Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies: Reflections on History and Theory"
  • Rick Szostak, University of Alberta — Integrating Across the Humanities and Social Sciences

Saturday, November 8, 2008

8:30 — 10:00 am — Second round of workshop presentations

  • Suzanne de Castell, Simon Fraser University — One Code to Rule Them All...
  • Paul Nonnekes, Athabasca University — A Lacanian Encounter with the Master Signifier
  • jan jagodzinski, University of Alberta — Between Lacan & Deleuze: Reading Michael Haneke's Films Otherwise

10:15 — 11:15 am — Second plenary session

  • Lorraine Code — Ecological Thinking as Interdisciplinary Practice: Situation, Silence, and Scepticism

11:30 — 12:30 — Third round of workshop presentations

  • Richard Marsden, Athabasca University — Interdisciplinarity and the Realpolitik of Academia
  • Julie Thompson Klein, Wayne State University — Reconceptualizing Interdisciplinarity Through Refigurations of the Spaces of Inquiry

2:00 — 3:00 pm — Third plenary session

  • Douglas Kellner — The Role of Media Spectacle in U.S. Politics

3:15 — 4:15 pm — Fourth round of workshop presentations

  • Roxana Ng, University of Toronto — Qi Gong As a Tool for Embodied Critical Reflexive Scholarship
  • Len Findlay, University of Saskatchewan – Othering Interdisciplinarity

4:30 — 5:30 pm – Fifth round of workshop presentations

  • Derek Briton, Athabasca University – From Interdisciplinarity to Integrated Studies
  • Morny Joy, University of Calgary – Women's Rights and its Discontents: The Challenges of Fundamentalism, Neo-Colonialism and Postmodernism

Sunday, November 9, 2008

8:30 — 9:30 am – Sixth round of workshop presentations

  • Raphael Foshay, Athabasca University – The Law of Non-Contradiction, Dialectic, and the Possibility of Non-Propositional Knowledge
  • Jonathan Bordo, Trent University – The Relevance of Theory

9:30 — 10:30 am – Fourth plenary session

  • Diana Brydon – Globalization and Education: Reconceiving the Mission

10:45 — 11:45 am – Seventh round of workshop presentations

  • Gary Genosko, Lakehead University – The Role of Technology in Nonintegrative Transdisciplinarity
  • Wendell Kisner, Athabasca University – Non-dialectical Ensembles, Dialectical Unities, and Interdisciplinary Integration

Updated July 10 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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