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Anonymity in Authorship and Activism Workshop

Event

Morrice Hall 17 (Tuesday Night Café Theatre), 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

This one-day workshop is hosted by Gabriella Coleman (Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill) and Emily Kopley (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, McGill). Speakers will include Andrew Bricker (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, English, McGill), Simon Macdonald (Max Weber Fellow, European U Institute), Eli MacLaren (Assistant Professor, English, McGill), Emily Kopley (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, English, McGill), Robert Griffin (Associate Professor, English, Texas A&M), Darin Barney (Chair, Art History and Communications, McGill), Sophie Toupin (Media @ McGill), Molly Sauter (PhD student, Communications, McGill), Gabriella Coleman (Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, Art History and Communications, McGill).

Anonymity in Authorship and Activism will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Morrice Hall 17 aka Tuesday Night Café Theatre, McGill University, 3485 McTavish Street, Montreal.

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The program is as follow:

9:00 a.m.
Andrew Bricker

"Stalking Grub Street: Publishing the Anonymous and Pseudonymous in Eighteenth-Century London"
  
Simon Macdonald
"Anonymity, Identification, and the Late Eighteenth-century Literary Market: The Novelist Elizabeth Meeke and the Burney Family"

Eli MacLaren
"Motives and Consequences of Literary Anonymity: Some Canadian Examples"   

Emily Kopley
"Christian Humility and the Case of the Champneys Family"
   
KEYNOTE (11:15 a.m.)
Robert Griffin (Associate Professor, English, Texas A&M)
"The Waning of Anonymity"
  
Lunch Break (12:30 – 1:30)

1:30
Darin Barney

"The Political Subject of Sabotage"

Sophie Toupin
"Anti-Colonial Hacking: Encryption, Secrecy and the South African Struggle Against Apartheid"

Molly Sauter
"Anonymity and Digital Crowd Activism"

Gabriella Coleman
"The State of Anonymous"

KEYNOTE (3:45 p.m.)
Marco Deseriis (Assistant Professor, Program in Media and Screen Studies, Northeastern University)
"Anonymity as Transduction"

Reception following the event.

For more information contact: emily.kopley [at] mcgill.ca (Emily Kopley)


Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, the Department of English, the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, the European Institute, and the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy

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