Anonymity in Authorship and Activism

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.

The program is as follow:

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"

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"

The free event is co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, the Department of English, the Department of Art History and Communications, the European Institute, and the Wolfe Chair.

Reception following the event.



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