VC Researchers present at Congress/FSAC


The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is a national celebration of intellectual life in Canada. For over 75 years, Congress has been the meeting place for leading public intellectuals, authors, artists, researchers, scholars and students in the humanities and social sciences. It is the largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada, attracting delegates from every province and territory, from every university and university-college, and from around the world.

Congress 2008 is being hosted by the University of British Columbia and is expected to be the largest conference yet, with over 9,500 delegates attending. The theme is Thinking Beyond Borders — Global Ideas: Global Values. This is an unprecedented opportunity to explore what it means to be global citizens and it’s particularly exciting that Congress is being held during UBC’s centennial year. Visible City Co-Director Janine Marchessault, and Research Associates Dana Iliescu and Aimée Mitchell will be presenting at the Annual Conference of the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC), which is held in conjuntion with Congress from June 2 to June 4, 2008.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

10:45 - 12:15
Panel: "Access and Archiving"
Room: CHEM 126
Chair: Marc Furstenau (Carleton University)

Aimée Mitchell (York University) “The Problems of Media Archiving”

Margaret Fulford (University of Toronto) “Developing a database to facilitate research on Canadian women film directors”

Donna de Ville (Concordia University) “Miranda July: DIY Instigator in the Democratic Distribution of Women’s Video”

15:45 – 17:15
Panel: "Affect and the disciplined body"
Room: CHEM 126
Chair: Brent Strang (University of British Columbia)

Brent Strang (University of British Columbia) “Beyond the Bounds of Genre and Logos: A Cinema of Cruelty in Dodes’ka-den and Titus”

Charlotte Nunes (University of Texas) “When Renunciation is Not Enough: Violence and Interrogation in Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto and Sheridan's In the Name of the Father”

Dana Iliescu (Ryerson University) “Emerging Romanian Cinema: Context, Body, Identity in Nemescu’s California Dreamin’ (Endless) (2007) and Mungiu’s 4 Months 3 Weeks And 2 Days (2007)”

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

15:30 - 17:30
Workshop on Screen Culture (Joint panel with Canadian Communication Association)
Room: Sing Tao School of Journalism, Ground Floor lecture room
Chair: Charles R. Acland, Concordia University

Haidee Wasson (Concordia University) “Scaling the Interface: The Dynamics of Screen Size”

Janine Marchessault (York University) “Hybridity and Media Specificity in Comparative Media Studies”

Darren Wershler-Henry (Wilfred Laurier University) “Unstable Molecules: Technologies of Visibility and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four”

Zoë Druick (Simon Fraser University) “Screens and Their Publics: Questions of Democratic Media”

Charles R. Acland (Concordia University) “Moving Image Experts and the Mobile Screen”


For complete schedule visit FSAC's website.

Visible City: Project + Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.