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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication,
évènements, opportunités

-Une présentation à l'Université Sainte-Anne. Invited guest talk -
L'Identité Métisse Contestée (6 mars)

-CFP Women and men experiencing revolutionary change 1917-2017

-Revolutions Conference Newsletter – Keynote Speakers, Journal
Publication, Supporting Organizations and Bursaries - Geopolitical
Economy Research Group

-Table ronde : « Politique et identités dans les francophonies
canadiennes: défis et enjeux », Université Laval, 23 février

-Colloque international et multidisciplinaire sur la relève en études
québécoises : « Le Québec, modèles de savoir, modèles de société »,
Congrès de l'Acfas, Université McGill, Montréal, 8 mai

-Call for Articles: Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 3.3 and 4.1

-Call for Papers: Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective

-CFP Diaspora, migration and the media ECREA section workshop, Bilbao
2-3 November 2017

-CfP/Convocatoria Indigenous peoples studies/Estudios pueblos
indigenas EMPI VIII, Univ. Deusto, Bilabo, 1-2/06/2017

-CFP: 7th International Conference of Young Folklorists "Negotiations
of Belonging" in Narva, Estonia, October 4-6, 2017

-CFP: Special Issue on "Feminist Politics and Activism in Reactionary Eras"


Feminism & Controversial Humour Symposium: Comedy Show & Public Talks
March 9 and 10, 2017

Since April 2016 Concordia's working group on Feminism and Controversial
Humour has been meeting to talk about humour that addresses race, sexual
assault, abortion, and disability—operating under the premise that
feminists may be particularly well positioned to understand not only the
costs but also the benefits of joking about structural inequities,
including their most violent and traumatic manifestations. Our upcoming
symposium extends and opens up this conversation.
Sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and
Culture, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the English Department, Writers
Read, Irish Studies, and the Office of the Vice President of Research and
Graduate Studies, the symposium is free and open to the public.

Space is limited.



hysterical: A Comedy Show
Feminist comics talk about identity, abortion, sexual assault—and all
the issues affecting their lives. Hosted by Emma Cooper, with Shirley
Whalen, Rush Kazi, Kirsten Finch, and featuring Natalie Willett.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM

McKibbin's Irish Pub (Upstairs)

1426 Bishop St.
Canada H3G 2E6


Public Talks & Panels
The Feminism and Controversial Humour Symposium public talks and panels
will include talks by two American feminist humour scholars, Dr Rebecca
Krefting and Dr Anca Parvulescu, a Q & A with Emma Cooper, a co-producer
of the Rape is Real… and Everywhere stand-up tour, as well as a panel on
controversial jokes by Mike Ward, Ali Hussein, and on the Netflix
comedy-drama BoJack Horseman.

Friday, March 10, 2017
9:45 AM to 5:15 PM

Concordia University -- Downtown Campus

Room H-1001.01
Hall Building, 10th floor
Department of Irish Studies
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd West
Canada H3G 1M8
To request more information, write to



9.45 AM - 10.00 AM
Opening remarks: Towards a humour positive feminism
Dr Danielle Bobker (English)
10.00 AM - 11.15 AM
Public talk: All Joking Aside: American Humor and Its Discontents
Dr Rebecca Krefting (American Studies, Skidmore College) reflects on her
recent book about the value of stand-up comedy to social justice
movements. Introduced by Dr Emer O'Toole (Irish Studies & Theatre).
11.30 AM - 11.45 AM
Coffee break
11.45 AM - 1.00 PM
Panel discussion: Rape is Real and Everywhere
We'll watch part of Heather Ross's set for the Rape is Realcross-Canada
tour in which comedians who have survived sexual assault joked about their
experiences. Co-producer, Emma Cooper, will be joined by Robyn Flynn and
Natalie Willett, two comedians who appeared in the Montreal show, for a
conversation about what RIRE accomplished and why it was so successful.
Moderated by Dr Danielle Bobker (English).
1.00 PM - 2.30 PM
2.30 PM - 3.45 PM
Panel discussion: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?
What do we mean when we label a joke as offensive? Dr Gada Mahrouse
(Simone de Beauvoir Institute) will host a round table discussion on
controversial jokes about disability, religion, and abortion by Mike Ward,
Ali Hassan, and featured on BoJack Horseman.
3.45 PM – 4.00 PM
Coffee break
4.00 PM – 5.15 PM
Public talk: Laughter: Notes on a Passion
Dr Anca

For more information:

Upcoming Talk - Dolores Chew: Gendered Racializing in Quebec and Canada

Please forward widely and come join the conversation!
Join us for a talk and discussion in a series on Racism and
Islamophobia, called "Gendered Racializing in Quebec and Canada" led
by Dolores Chew

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Room Wilson 110, 3506 University Street, McGill University
"Gendered racializing in Quebec and Canada"

Fear, insecurity, xenophobia and othering have a long history in
Quebec and Canada, fanned by politicians and media. Gendering of
racializing framed within rights and equality discourse is an integral
part of this. In this presentation, Dolores Chew will draw on the
experiences of Montreal's South Asian Women's Community Centre who
challenge and resist this racism.

Dolores Chew is a founding member of Montreal's South Asian Women's
Community Centre (SAWCC). She is also a history and humanities
instructor at Marianopolis College and Research Associate at the
Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Concordia University.

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