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Monday, April 8, 2013

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) - event April 10-11

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) -- an emerging
cyber-collective -- invites you to attend a two-day event, *April 10 and
11, 2013, at York University*, curated by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston,
Dara Culhane, Denielle Elliott, Cristina Moretti,Laura Levin, and Marlis

The event will include a Keynote Lecture by Dr. Andrew
Irving**(University of Manchester), an introduction to and invitation to
participate in building the CIE website (
<>), and a symposium on Imaginative
Ethnography.The symposium will bring together scholars, students and
artists/scholars in reimagining what forms our ethnographic practices
might take. The event aims to ask: What might imaginative ethnography
do?Or, What could imaginative ethnography become? By bringing people
together, we hope to initiate conversations that explore the
experimental, collaborative, visual, textual, urban, spatial, poetic,
political, performative, improvised, embodied, reflexive, kinetic,
ethnographic, emergent, creative and imaginative in our shared
scholarship and pedagogical practices.

The event is sponsored by the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker
Series, York's Departments of Theatre and Anthropology, LA&PS Research
Events and Outreach Fund, and the Ad Hoc Grant.

*_Wednesday April 10, 4:00pm -- 5:30pm _*

*Andrew Irving Keynote *
*"The Art of Life and Death: Everyday Adventures in Contingency and

Location: Joseph G. Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York

Andrew Irving is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the
University of Manchester, and Editor of /Beyond Text: Critical Practices
and Sensory Anthropology /and /Whose Cosmopolitanism? Critical
Cosmopolitanism, Relationalities and Discontents/. In this talk, he
will explore the relationship between everyday action, the contingencies
of life and death, and the imaginative and inner life-worlds of the
random strangers we pass on the street. It draws on rough magic,
modernist literature, and performance to try to understand the radical
consequences of turning right and left in open public spaces.


*_Thursday April 11, 9:00 am -- 5pm _*

*Imaginative Ethnography Symposium*

Location: Joseph G. Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York

9:00 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:20 am CIE Website Launch

9:40 amAndrew Irving Presentation & Discussion

10:30-10:45am/Break /

*Session 1*

10:45 -- 11:00 Trudi Smith, /Archival Processing /

11:00 -- 11:15 Florencia Marchetti, /Sensible Traces /

11:15 -- 11:30 Denielle Elliott, /Medicine and Men: Ethnographic and
Ineffable /

11:30 -- 12:00 Discussion

12:00 -- 13:15 Lunch Break [Student Presentations]

*Session 2*

13:15 -- 13:30 Kate Rositter, /The Rigorous Imagination /

13:30 -- 13:45 Tara Goldstein, /Harriet's House and Anna's Shadow /

13:45 -- 14:00 Dara Culhane, /VOICE: A Lecture-Performance /

14:00 -- 14:15 Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston, /Quiet Theatre /

14:15 -- 14:45 Discussion

14:45 -- 15:15 Break [Theatre Studies Grad Student Performance ]

*Session 3*

15:15 -- 15:30 Patrick Alcedo, /Where Are the Photos? Multimedia as
Ethnography /

15:30 -- 15:45 Kathleen Gallagher, /Liveness and Virtuality /

15:45 -- 16:00 Zulfikar Hirji, /Experiencing Ethnography /

16:00 -- 16:15 Kenneth Little, /Blue /

16:15 -- 16:45 Discussion

Please check the CIE website for updates:
( <>)

/All events are free and open to the public.
For more information on the Keynote Lecture and the Imaginative
Ethnography Symposium, please contact Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston at: <>

For more information about The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE),
please visit:

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