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Environmental Humanities and German Studies: Imagining Sustainability

Environmental Humanities and German Studies: Imagining Sustainability
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Apr 12th, 9:00 am End: Apr 14th, 5:00 am
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), German (FAS), Environment, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Symposium

The Department of German presents

Environmental Humanities and German Studies: Imagining Sustainability” The 11th Annual Toronto German Studies Symposium 2018 (April 12-14)

For more information: [WEBSITE]

Organized by Stefan Soldovieri

April 12-13, 2018
University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
– all sessions in room *208N* unless otherwise indicated –

Download program here.

Thursday, 12 April

9:00     Words of Welcome

9:15     Keynote

  • Performing States-of-Inbetween: Human-Nonhuman Interactions in Recent German Performances
    Sabine Wilke, Dept. of Germanics, University of Washington

10:15     Panel I: Recalibrating the Anthropocene: Sustainability and World-Making
Moderator: John Noyes, Dept. of Germanic Language & Literatures, University of Toronto

  • Sustainability in an Imaginary World
    John Robinson, Presidential Adviser on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability, Munk Centre for Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Targeting the Main Reactor: Art, Agency, and the Challenge of Transformative Behaviour Change
    David Maggs, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
  • Beyond Dominant Sustainability Frames: Insights from Critical, Land-Based, Animistic, Indigenous, Global South and other Perspectives
    Blake Poland, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

1:15     Panel II: Ecological Futures: Changing Shorelines, Shifting Baselines, Emerging Fault Lines
Moderator: Nina-Marie Lister, Director, School of Urban + Regional Planning, Ryerson University

  • Along Toronto’s Shores
    Jane Wolff, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, Design, University of Toronto
  • Stranded Futures: On Literature and Maladaptation
    Jason Groves, Dept. of Germanics, University of Washington
  • Iceberg Futures and Surplus Value
    Rafico Ruiz, Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Dartmouth University

3:15     Break

3:30     Panel III: Water Worlds / Water Rights
Moderator: Katie Lawson, Master of Visual Studies Candidate, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, Design, University of Toronto

  • On Veils of Money: Opacity, Visibility, and the Struggle for Public Water in Berlin
    Andrea Muehlebach, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto
  • Petromodernity and Paleowater: The Case of Standing Rock
    Avery Slater, Dept. of English, University of Toronto
  • Go Like a River:  Building Decolonial Alliances With, Around and for Water
    Bonnie McElhinny, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto

5:30 – 6:30     Roundtable I: Sustainable Pedagogies
Moderator: Angela Mashford-Pringle, Associate Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Director, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Special Guests:
Karen Ing, School of Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
Hilary Inwood, Head, Environmental & Sustainability Education Initiative, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Teresa Kramarz, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Friday, 13 April 2014

9:30     Panel IV: Plant Studies / Seed Cultures
Moderator: Laurence Côté-Pitre, Phd Candidate, Dept. of German, University of Toronto

  • Lebendige Bildungen: Goethe’s Plant Thinking
    Tove Holmes, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University
  • Grown Text Box
    Paul Chartrand, Visual and Environmental Artist
  • Seed Conservation in Rita Wong’s Ecopoetry
    Tania Aguila-Way, Dept. of English, University of Toronto

12:30     Parallel Panel V1: Animal Mirrors
Moderator: Jody Berland, Dept. of Humanities, York University

  • Creaturely Kinship in Marion Poschmann’s Hundenovelle
    Alice Kuzniar, Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Waterloo
  • When the bird talks maybe we’ll get some answers
    Mitchell Akiyama, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, Design, University of Toronto
  • Give a Dog a Voice: Isolation, Language Skepticism, and Violence across the Modernist Canine Canon
    Joela Jacobs, Dept. of German Studies, University of Arizona

12:30     Parallel Panel V2: Geological Times, Industrial Memories (Rm 108N)
Moderator: Tobias Wilczek, PhD Candidate, Dept. of German, University of Toronto

  • Show Time. Museums, Memory and the Poetics of Deindustrialization in Contemporary Germany
    Kerstin Barndt, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Energy and Economy in Henry Adams’s ‘Dynamic Theory of History’
    Alan Ackerman, Dept. of English, University of Toronto
  • Oil Regionalisms: Memorialization and Contestation in North American Hydrocarbons
    Anna Zalik, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

2:30     Break

2:45     Roundtable: Futures of Environmental Humanities
Moderator: Alexandra Rahr, JHI Environmental Humanities Working Group, Dept. of English, University of Toronto

Special Guests:
Stephen Sharper, School of the Environment, Dept. for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Kim Strong, Director, School of the Environment, Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto

 

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