Reading Identity is a two-day, student-organized conference focusing on English Literature and Creative Writing, hosted by MacEwan’s English Department.
This event will interest students and faculty in English, Humanities, and the Arts. Our conference provides a unique forum for undergraduates to share their academic work and receive feedback in a collegial, informal and intimate environment. Attendees will participate in lively academic conversations and network with students and faculty from MacEwan and beyond.
Friday, February 7, 2020
CN Theatre in Room 5-142 (Building 5) at 4 p.m.
Day One of the event consists of a keynote lecture. The keynote speaker is Dr. Roanne Kantor from Stanford University, whose talk is titled “‘The one from which we aught to learn’: What Indian Poets Imagined Latin American Literature Could Do.” There will be a reception in the CN Theatre following the keynote lecture.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Four sessions running throughout the day
Registration in Room 6-242 (Building 6) at 9 a.m.
Day Two consists of a series of panels, in which students from MacEwan and other Alberta universities will read their academic or creative work, followed by discussion and questions from the audience and faculty moderators. There are four sessions running throughout the day, with a break for lunch at noon. Lunch will be provided.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.