AHCS Speaker Series 2019-20

The lecture series would like to thank the Dean of Arts Development Fund at McGill, Media@McGill, and a generous anonymous donor for contributing to the series.

Unless otherwise noted, the events will take place at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, Arts building, room W-215 at 4:00pm.

To subscribe to the AHCS Events mailing list, please contact: caitlin.loney [at] mcgill.ca

Winter 2020

Jan 23: Susanna Paasonen

University of Turku, Finland
Intimate governance and the value of sex in social media

Feb 6: Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Production in Brazil - Part II
Beatriz Polivanov & Greice Schneider

Beyond the DJ Booth: Electronic Music Scenes and Cultural Production from a Female Perspective
Beatriz Polivanov (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil; Visiting scholar, AHCS)

Graphic humour in Brazilian comic strips: the case of Laerte Coutinho
Greice Schneider (Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil; Visiting Scholar, Art History, UQAM)

Feb 20: Nikki A. Greene

Professor of Art History, Wellesley College
Radcliffe Bailey’s “Thirst Traps”: On the Visual Aesthetic Musicality of Black Art

Mar 19: Alison Syme  **Cancelled**

Professor of Visual Studies, University of Toronto
Artificial Climates of Victorian London and the Kelmscott Chaucer

Apr 16-18: Containment + Intimacy **Postponed**

East Asian Studies and Art History & Communication Studies Graduate Symposium

Keynote speakers:
Ara Wilson (Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Duke)
Jie Li (John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Harvard)


Fall 2019

Sept 26: Dawn Odell

Chinese Art and the Global Eighteenth Century

Oct 4: Sara Ahmed

Complaint as a Queer Method
Co-sponsoring with IGSF Queer History Month

Oct 10: Nicholas Holm

Satire and the Dream of Cultural Politics

Oct 17: Ziya Tong

Bursting the Reality Bubble

Oct 24: Kyle Devine

Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music

Nov 14: Carmen Robertson

Navigating the Gallery Scene: Anishinaabe Artist Norval Morrisseau and Art Dealers in Montreal and Toronto from 1962-1969

Nov 21: Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Production in Brazil - Part I

Soraya Barreto

Gender, Advertising and Commoditization of Feminisms in Brazil

Jhessica Reia

The Gendered Politics of the Right to the City



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