Conference Schedule

TIME TITLE ROOM
8:15 – 9:00 Registration and breakfast Croft Chapter House
8:45 – 9:00 Land acknowledgment and greetings, conference welcome Croft Chapter House
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Comments – Kadji Amin Croft Chapter House
9:30-10:45 Panel 1 – Temporal Textualities 161
9:30-10:45 Panel 2 – Managing Time and Medico-juridical Gatekeeping 177
11:00-12:00 Panel 1 – Trans Poetics and Narratives 161
11:00-12:00 Panel 2 – Embodiment through Time and Space 177
12:00-1:00 LUNCH (on your own)
1:15-2:30 Panel 1 – Times of War, Times of State 177
1:15-2:30 Panel 2 – Dykes, Death, and Desire 179
2:45-4:00 Panel 1 – Body Technics, Embodied Techniques 177
2:45-4:00 Roundtable Plenary – Then Times, Now Times: Transforming Consciousness 179
4:15-5:30 Panel 1 – Temporalities of Kinship 177
4:15-5:30 Roundtable Plenary – Marvellous Grounds and the Belated Archive 179
5:30-6:30 DINNER (on your own)
6:30-7:30 Keynote Address – Trish Salah 179
7:30-8:30 Reception Croft Chapter House
Conference Schedule

Accommodations and Quick Bikes

 

Hotels & Hostels

Hostels:

The Only Backpacker’s Inn (on subway line, 20 minutes from downtown) – http://theonlyinn.com/

HI Toronto Hostel (short subway ride or walking distance) – http://www.hostellingtoronto.com/2/home.hostel

Kensington College Backpackers – http://www.collegebackpackers.ca/

Hotels:

Sheraton Centre Toronto (short subway ride or walking distance) – http://www.sheratontoronto.com/

Super 8 Downtown Toronto  – http://www.super8downtowntoronto.com/

Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville – http://www.hitorontoblooryorkville.ca/

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre- http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/toronto/yyzct/hoteldetail/directions

Comfort Hotel Downtown – http://www.choicehotels.ca/en/comfort-hotel-downtown-toronto-hotel-cn228

DoubleTree by Hilton – http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ontario/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-toronto-downtown-YTOCSDT/index.html

Chelsea Hotel – http://www.chelseatoronto.com/en/

Quick Bites on/near campus

Lunch:

  • Veda Healthy Indian Takeout: 10 King’s College Rd., 569 Spadina Ave. http://vedatakeout.com/?cmd=locations
  • Sammy’s Student Exchange: 7 Hart House Circle, http://www.sammysstudentexchange.com/
  • There are a number of take out options in Sid Smith, in the basement cafeteria: 100 St.George St.
  • If you’ve packed your lunch, Sammy’s Student Exchange in Hart House (very nearby) has plenty of tables to sit at.

Dinner/farther afield:

Accommodations and Quick Bikes

Conference Panels

This is a tentative list of conference panels and is subject to change. We will distribute final panel lists the day of the conference.

Opening Comments

9:00-9:30am – Croft Chapter House

“Trans and Now”

Kadji Amin, Stony Brook University

Panel – Temporal Textualities

9:30-10:45am – Room 161

“Decolonizing Violence, Sex, and Time in the Canadian Arctic: Tanya Tagaq’s Transnational Punk Performance Aesthetic”

Scott Leydon, Northwestern University

“In Between Identities – An Autobiographical Analysis of Trans Performance”

Alvis Choi, York University

“Smashing the Clock: Trans* Lives, Revolution, and Remaking Time”

Seth Arico, University of Buffalo

Folding Time, Race-ing Space: Trans* Temporality and Racial Spatialization in the Wachowskis’ Sense8.”

Cáel Keegan, Grand Valley State University

Moderator: Elisha Lim, Graphic Novelist

Panel – Managing Time and Medico-juridical Gatekeeping

9:30-10:45am – Room 177

“Trauma Time: The Queer Temporalities of the Traumatized Mind”

Clementine Morrigan, Toronto, Turtle Island

“Is Transsexuality Chronic?”

Cassius Adair, University of Michigan

“The First! The Very First! Well, the First Legally Male, Heterosexual Legally Married Trans Guy to be Pregnant!”

j wallace skelton, University of Toronto

 “the body is the site: gender is flux”

Lourdes Duniam, dir., OCAD University

Moderator: Ido Katri, University of Toronto

Panel – Trans Poetics and Narratives

11:00-12:00pm – Room 161

“Tiresian Temporality: Psychoanalysis, Trans Studies and Feminism”

Sheila Cavanagh, York University

“Across Word, Flesh, and Dirt: Toward a Theory of Trans Ecopoetics”

Asher Faerstein, Montréal, QC

“Literacy in Crip Time”

Katie Jung, Concordia University

Moderator: Nael Bhanji, York University

Panel – Embodiment through Time and Space

11:00-12:00pm – Room 177

“Death and Intergenerational Exchange in Sarimbavy Subject Formation”

Seth Palmer, University of Toronto

“Body, World, Event: Simone de Beauvoir on the Temporality of Life”

Tristana Martin Rubio, Duquesne University

“The Trauma in Trans* Time”

SJ Langer, LCSW-R, School of Visual Arts

Moderator: Celeste Pang, University of Toronto

Panel – Times of War, Times of State

1:15-2:30pm – Room 177

“Enchantment and Shocking Temporalities: Transpacific Chronobiopolitics and the Taming of Queer and Trans Asian Femininities”

Lynn Ly, University of Toronto

“Decolonizing Desire:  A Different Time, Another Sovereignty”

Heike Schotten, University of Massachusetts, Boston

“Considering Trans Temporalities Through the Historical Discourses of Liberal American Transnormativities, 1960-1990”

Nick Matte, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Moderator: Paris Swanson, McGill University

Panel – Dykes, Death, and Desires

1:15-2:30pm – Room 179

“’Kill Me, Please’”: Death Wishes and Queer Temporalities of Trans Lives

Atalia Israeli-Nevo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

“Trans Dykes and the Narration of Desire”

Kay Gabriel, Princeton University

“Melancholic Temporality of Agender Self-Identification”

Kahn Ryu, University of California, Berkeley

“My Most Handsome Monster”

Madsen Minax, dir., Memphis, Tennessee

Moderator: Dan Maldonado Dorantes, McGill University

Panel – Body Technics, Embodied Techniques

2:45-4:00pm – Room 177

“Detransition: Disrupting Normative Temporalities of Gender Transition”

Vanessa Slothouber, Western University

“On Becoming the Surgical Drain: Gender Transition and Transitioning Time”

Dylan McCarthy Blackston, University of Arizona

“Dys-appearing/Re-Appearing: “Absent Time” as the Phenomenal Stage Presence of Trans Men Actors”

Joshua Bastian Cole, Cornell University

“Choir Boy: Trans Time Travel and the Performance of Voice”

Marty Fink, Ryerson University

“Reconstruction”

Tanis Franco, Concordia University

Moderator: Toby Wiggins, York University

Roundtable Plenary – Then Times, Now Times: Transforming Consciousness

2:45-4:00pm – Room 179

Invited Discussant, Dina Georgis, University of Toronto

Jasbina Justice, Toronto, Turtle Island

Kiley May, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

Rasheedah Phillips, Black Quantum Futurism Collective

Ravi Wood, Toronto, Turtle Island

Panel – Temporalities of Kinship

4:15-5:30pm – Room 177

“It’s A Matter of Time”

Denise Maynard: MLAS, SAS/SDA, Trans* Partners Education, Maynard’s W.I.S.D.O.M., Inc.

“’It’s Non-existent’”: Haunting in Trans Youth Narratives About Naming

Julia Sinclair-Palm, York University

“The Album, Queer Parallel Temporalities”

Raymond Rea, dir., Minnesota State University, Moorehead

“A Plug for Cy & Ruby’s Law: What makes a parent over time?”

Rachel Epstein, Brock University

Moderator: Rachel Epstein, Brock University

Roundtable Plenary – Marvellous Grounds and the Belated Archive

4:15-5:30pm – Room 179

Jin Haritaworn, York University, Invited Discussant

Leeroy Kun Young Kang, New York University, Respondent

Alvis Choi, York University

Ghaida Moussa, York University

Río Rodriguez, York University

Syrus Marcus Ware, York University

Keynote Address

6:45pm – Room 179

“Time isn’t after us: Some Tiresian Durations”

Trish Salah, Queen’s University 

 Light reception to follow – Croft Hall

 

 

 

Conference Panels

Proposals/Abstracts due TODAY!

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario: April 1, 2016

The Trans Temporality Conference is a one-day open gathering of scholars, students, community members, artists, and activists sharing our work and thoughts concerning the unique interdependence between narratives and constructions of normative bodies and linear time.

In Transgender Studies Quarterly’s inaugural “Key Concepts” issue, Kadji Amin writes, “Attending to the ways in which transgender experiences are constituted by yet exceed normative temporalities promises to do justice to the complex ways in which people inhabit gender variance.  A critical focus on the temporal underpinnings of transgender as a historical category, on the other hand, may open the way toward a more transformative politics of justice.”

Interrogations into the relationship between bodies and time are thriving in Trans Studies, Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, Critical Race Studies, among others, as well as within community forums and art practices.  Together, these critical fields and methodologies challenge the ways medical, juridical, social, and political forces pressure nonnormative bodies to adhere to “straight” time to access healthcare, legal recognition, and a livable quality of life.  Additionally, this open gathering asks to join the emerging theories of temporality by addressing the current state of trans intelligibility, considering its temporal possibilities and limitations, and by bringing into conversation interdisciplinary perspectives and practices.

We invite twenty-minute papers, three-person panels, and time-based performance and short films (under 20 minutes), on the following range of topics:

  • trans* subjectivities and time
  • temporalities of gender transition
  • aging
  • dis-ease and bodily transformation
  • dis/ability and temporality
  • Indigenous temporalities
  • labour and temporality
  • racialized time
  • decolonizing time
  • philosophies of time
  • queer time
  • temporality in fiction
  • praxes of futurity (i.e. Afrofuturity)
  • utopias/dystopias
  • time-based embodied technology
  • archives and archiving practices
  • temporality and incarceration (i.e. “doing time”)
  • biological temporalities

Confirmed keynote:

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda Award-winning Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as of numerous essays and poems published in journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of a recent special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, on Transgender Cultural Production, and is a member of theTSQeditorial board.  Her SSHRC funded program of research, Towards a Trans MinorLiterature, is an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers. That program develops critical contexts for reading and interpreting trans literature through collective and open ended, trans centred dialogues, interviews and conferences such as the recent Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres at the University of Winnipeg.  She is currently assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University where she teaches courses focused on the transnational study of gender, sexuality, race and minority cultural production.

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to TransTemporalityConference@gmail.com byDecember 8, 2015. Individual presentation/performance abstracts should be no more than 250 words.  Abstracts for panels should be submitted together, with an additional 250 word summary outlining the panel’s key themes. We ask that each abstract be accompanied by a short biography of the presenter (~150 words).

Seed funding for the Trans Temporality Conference is provided by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.

Proposals/Abstracts due TODAY!

Call for Proposals – EXTENDED

The Call for Proposals (CFP) for the Trans Temporality Conference 2016 has been extended until December 8, 2015. All abstracts and panel, film, and performance proposals (including bios) must be submitted by this date to be considered for the conference.

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University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario: April 1, 2016

The Trans Temporality Conference is a one-day open gathering of scholars, students, community members, artists, and activists sharing our work and thoughts concerning the unique interdependence between narratives and constructions of normative bodies and linear time.

In Transgender Studies Quarterly’s inaugural “Key Concepts” issue, Kadji Amin writes, “Attending to the ways in which transgender experiences are constituted by yet exceed normative temporalities promises to do justice to the complex ways in which people inhabit gender variance.  A critical focus on the temporal underpinnings of transgender as a historical category, on the other hand, may open the way toward a more transformative politics of justice.”

Interrogations into the relationship between bodies and time are thriving in Trans Studies, Indigenous Studies, Disability Studies, Critical Race Studies, among others, as well as within community forums and art practices.  Together, these critical fields and methodologies challenge the ways medical, juridical, social, and political forces pressure nonnormative bodies to adhere to “straight” time to access healthcare, legal recognition, and a livable quality of life.  Additionally, this open gathering asks to join the emerging theories of temporality by addressing the current state of trans intelligibility, considering its temporal possibilities and limitations, and by bringing into conversation interdisciplinary perspectives and practices.

We invite twenty-minute papers, three-person panels, and time-based performance and short films (under 20 minutes), on the following range of topics:

  • trans* subjectivities and time
  • temporalities of gender transition
  • aging
  • dis-ease and bodily transformation
  • dis/ability and temporality
  • Indigenous temporalities
  • labour and temporality
  • racialized time
  • decolonizing time
  • philosophies of time
  • queer time
  • temporality in fiction
  • praxes of futurity (i.e. Afrofuturity)
  • utopias/dystopias
  • time-based embodied technology
  • archives and archiving practices
  • temporality and incarceration (i.e. “doing time”)
  • biological temporalities

Confirmed keynote:

Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda Award-winning Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as of numerous essays and poems published in journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of a recent special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, on Transgender Cultural Production, and is a member of the TSQeditorial board.  Her SSHRC funded program of research, Towards a Trans MinorLiterature, is an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers. That program develops critical contexts for reading and interpreting trans literature through collective and open ended, trans centred dialogues, interviews and conferences such as the recent Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres at the University of Winnipeg.  She is currently assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University where she teaches courses focused on the transnational study of gender, sexuality, race and minority cultural production.

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to TransTemporalityConference@gmail.com by December 8, 2015. Individual presentation/performance abstracts should be no more than 250 words.  Abstracts for panels should be submitted together, with an additional 250 word summary outlining the panel’s key themes. We ask that each abstract be accompanied by a short biography of the presenter (~150 words).

Seed funding for the Trans Temporality Conference is provided by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.

 

Call for Proposals – EXTENDED

Conference Information & Updates

We are pleased to announce that Kadji Amin will give the opening comments at the conference!

Kadji Amin is Assistant Professor of Queer Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory, and is the Spring 2015 Faculty Fellow at the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University. He is an active member of the Sexual Politics / Sexual Poetics Collective, a working group of early career Queer Studies scholars. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies (French) with a graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from Duke University in 2009. His research and teaching interests include Queer Studies, queer temporality and historiography, the history of sexuality, affect studies, literary modernism, and transgender studies. He has published “Anachronizing the Penitentiary, Queering the History of Sexuality” in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, “Ghosting Transgender Historicity in Colette’s The Pure and the Impure” in L’Esprit Créateur, and “Spectral Mourning and Carceral Masculinities: Jean Genet’s Miracle de la Rose” in French Studies.

He is working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Queer Attachments, which excavates the affective joint between Jean Genet, the Black Panthers, and the Palestinians in order to interrogate the expectations, orientations, and aspirations that animate contemporary Queer Studies.

Conference Information & Updates