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Arts of Trans, Gender Diverse & Two-Spirit Lives
5-7 April 2018

Day/Jour 1
Location/Lieu: Thompson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish St.

9:00-9:30 AM Registration

9:30-10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction: Alanna Thain, Director, IGSF
Blessing: Ben Geboe, School of Social Work, McGill

10:00-10:50 AM KEYNOTE

Chair: Mary Bunch, IGSF, McGill

The Haunting Absence of Trans People in Academia: Breaking the Cis-Temic Glass Ceiling
Alexandre Baril
University of Ottawa

11:00-12:15 PM PANEL: Poetic Practices

Chair: Bobby Benedicto, IGSF & AHCS, McGill

“Bones of Iron: Spirits, Shaman Sickness, & the Numinosity of Gender Crossing”
Hannah Fons, Adelphi University

“Made Up of the Component Catastrophes: Arts Production, Transgender Body Making, & the Necropolitics of Transition”
Zefyr Lisowski, Hunter College

12:15-1:30 PM Lunch/Dejeuner

1:30-2:20 PM KEYNOTE

Chair: Jake Moore, McGill University

Making & Taking Space: Indigenous Art Futures Are Queer/Trans Fem af
Lindsay Nixon, McGill University

2:20-2:30 PM Coffee Break/Pause Café

2:30-3:30 PM ROUNDTABLE/ TABLE RONDE: Sound & Scene

Chair: Emma Flavian, McGill University

Music, Nightlife, & Everyday Life
Ellise Barbara

“Hip Hop & Trans Activism”
Lucas Charlie Rose

3:30-3:45 PM Coffee Break/Pause Café

3:45-5:00 PM ROUNDTABLE/TABLE RONDE: Transitioning Institutions

Alexandre Baril, University of Ottawa
Florence Paré, McGill University
Zack Marshall, McGill University

6:30-8:00 PM Closed Dinner for Invited Speakers

8:00 PM Contralto Screening & Discussion with Sarah Hennies
Chair: Juanita Marchand


Day/Jour 2
Location/Lieu: Thompson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish St.

10:00 -10:30 AM Breakfast

10:30 -11:20 AM ROUNDTABLE/TABLE RONDE: Trans Stories: Surviving Beyond Academia & the Health & Social Care Systems

Maxime Faddoul
Dalia Tourki

11:20-12:15 AM PANEL: Archives & Sketches 

Chair: Heather Davis, IGSF & The New School

“recombinant: tracing a speculative poetics”
​Ching-In Chen, Sam Houston State University

“Sketches of Life: Cute & Paste Practices of Aesthetic Resistance in Tranvestia Magazine”
Melina Moore, The Graduate Center, CUNY

12:15-1:30 PM Lunch/Dejeuner

1:30-2:30 PM PANEL: Sociable Forms

Chair: Emily Douglas, McGill University

“A Gender Free Future? Re-fashioning Virtual Spaces through Queer Aesthetic & Materialising a Post-Gender World”
Santa Sorrenti, University of Oxford

“Two Spirits, Identity & Diversity”
Ben Geboe, McGill University

2:45-3:00 PM Coffee Break/Pause Café


Chair: Zack Marshall
syrus marcus ware

4:00-7:00 PM Tea for T—Trans in the Academy Dinner & Art Workshop (Closed Event for trans, gender-diverse, & two-spirit participants)
co-hosted by McGill's Social Equity & Diversity Education Office (SEDE)


Day/Jour 3
Location/Lieu: Leacock 232, McGill University, 852 Sherbrooke Ouest

10:00-11:00 AM KEYNOTE

Chair: Laura Horack, Carleton University

The Operating Value for Trans & Gender Variance: A Proposal for Contextualizing Trans* Aesthetics
Eliza Steinbock

11:00-11:30 AM Coffee Break/Pause Café

11:30-12:30 PM PANEL: The Touch of History

Chair: Nicole de Brabandere, IGSF

“Sex Time Machine”
Julian Carter, California College of the Arts

“Migrating Khusra”
Sajdeep Soomal, University of Toronto

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch/Dejeuner

1:30-2:30 PM ROUNDTABLE: Care for Subjects

JJ Levine
Fallon Simard

2:30-3:30 PM PANEL: Access, Art, Activism

Chair: Lisa Tom, McGill University

“#No Thanks Countering the Biomedical Narrative of Trans Identities with Art”
Cara Tierney, Carleton University

“The Venerated Liminal: Transness, Performance Art, & the Transformation of Space”
Johnny Forever Nawracaj, artist

3:30-3:45 PM Coffee Break/Pause Café

3:45-5:00 PM KEYNOTE

Chair: Alanna Thain, IGSF, McGill University

Transitioning Identities, Transitioning Institutions: Lessons from a Trans Femme of Colour Artist, Researcher & Community Worker
Kama La Mackerel

7:30 PM Closing Party: Alive & Well Magazine Release and Cabaret
Release of Art/iculation magazine, the “Alive & Well” issue edited by Sofia Misenheimer & Vincent Mousseau
Cabaret organized by Miami Minx and hosted by Connie Lingua
Location/Lieu: M Bar, 1245 St-André

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