When: Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Where: Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons, 6445 University Boulevard
This conference aims to address various questions about cultural studies and/of education, including the following:
- What would cultural studies look like if it took up its education origins more seriously?
- What is the historical, contemporary and potential future of the relationship between education and cultural studies?
- What has constituted and will constitute cultural studies of education theory and praxis work?
- Where and what is the pedagogy of performative cultural studies and how can it be captured and shared? How and when are cultural studies projects a form of education?
- Does identity (still) have a place in cultural studies and/of education?
- What are the pros and cons of the institutionalization, “disciplining” and the “programming” of cultural studies and what role does/should education play?
- Patti Lather (Professor Emerita, Ohio State University). “Theorizing Cultural Studies of Education: Post (Foundationalist) Promises, Lost Subjects and Tiny Optimisms.”
- Wayde Compton (Associate Director, Creative Writing, Simon Fraser University). “Black Public Intellectuals in British Columbia: Two Centuries, Four Visions.”
- The Institutionalization of Cultural Studies (University of Washington MA in Cultural Studies; University of British Columbia, Okanagan, BA in Cultural Studies)
- Performative Vancouver Cultural Studies (Vanessa Richards, Kevan “Scruffmouth” Cameron, Henry Daniel, David Chariandy)