ACCUTE Webinar Series

New ACCUTE Webinar: Pandemic & Institution – Digital Research

Back by popular demand, the ACCUTE Webinar Series 2021/2022 launches this month with “Pandemic & Institution: Digital Research,” featuring Lily Cho (York), Rachel Friars (Queen’s), and Shazia Hafiz Ramji (Calgary). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 2:30 EDT.

“Pandemic & Institution” is focused on holding on to the gains in research during/after the pandemic. Featured guests are Lily Cho, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and Rachel Friars. Lily, who in May 2020 started the Hook & Eye Research Hangout, will reflect on the project of finding time and making space for individual research in community. Shazia will discuss her experiences becoming sensitive to sound and her new research pathways into listening and slowness. Rachel, long interested in the various modalities of #Hashtag Academia, considers the effects of the pandemic on Twitter networking and community. A discussion will follow the presentations, in which listeners are encouraged to share and celebrate their own new research pathways.

Join these distinguished guests and co-ordinators Neta Gordon (Brock), Shazia Hafiz Ramji (Calgary), and Kyla Morris (UBC-O) on 27 October at 2:30 EDT.

The event is free; registration is required. Click here to register.

Lily Cho’s research focuses on diasporic subjectivity within the fields of cultural studies, postcolonial literature and theory, and Asian North American and Canadian literature. She and Susan Henders co-edited Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia  (Lexington, 2014), on rethinking the contexts and subjects of human rights by taking a lead from writers, artists, filmmakers and dramatists in Asia and the Asian diaspora. In Eating Chinese: Culture on the Menu in Small Town Canada (UTP, 2010), Lily examines the relationship between Chinese restaurants and Canadian culture. Her forthcoming monograph, Mass Capture: Chinese Head Tax and the Making of Non-Citizens in Canada (MCQP, 2021) focuses on Chinese Canadian head tax certificates known as “C.I. 9’s,” exploring the relationship between citizenship, photography, and anticipation as a mode of agency. 

Rachel M. Friars is a PhD student in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She holds a BA and an MA in English Literature with a focus on neo-Victorianism and adaptations of Jane Eyre. Her current work centers on neo-Victorianism and nineteenth-century lesbian literature and history, with secondary research interests in life writing, historical fiction, true crime, popular culture, and the Gothic. Her academic writing has been published with Palgrave Macmillan and in The Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies and is forthcoming from Crime Studies Journal and Edinburgh University Press. She is a reviewer for The Lesbrary, the co-creator of True Crime Index, and an Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for PopMeC Research Collective. Rachel is co-editor-in-chief of the international literary journal, The Lamp, and regularly publishes her own short fiction and poetry. Find her on Twitter and Goodreads.  

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being, which received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was a finalist for the 2019 Vancouver Book Award, BC Book Prizes, and Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her writing recently received the 2021 Poetry and Prose Prize presented by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, was a finalist for the 2021 National Magazine Awards, and a finalist for the 2021 Mitchell Prize for Faith and Poetry. Shazia is a PhD student in English at the University of Calgary, where she is studying kinship and aurality in Canadian literature. In her spare time she researches military history, makes ambient music, and writes criticism, which has appeared in venues such as the Chicago Review of Books and Quill & Quire. She is the arts editor for This magazine, an assistant editor for Metatron Press, a columnist for Open Book, and a freelance poetry and fiction editor for presses across Canada. She is at work on two novels. 

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