Note: We are disappointed to announce that the conference has been postponed. We anticipate making an announcement for a new conference date in the near future.
A conference discussing nadian literature, public discourse & digital culture.
Taylor Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton
May 28 & 29, 2020
Getting Here & Accommodation
About the Organizers
Future Horizons is a free, two-day conference that will consider the changing relationship between nadian literature and public discourse.
The conference will bring together artists, scholars, public intellectuals, literary and cultural critics, and the public to reflect on the content and forms of contemporary nadian literature and nadian public discourse. We invite scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary presentations that address the following questions:
- How does the history of nLit inform the current relationship between literary and public discourses?
- How have historilly underrepresented peoples used—and how are they using—creative practices to
create alternative public spaces?
- What challenges do diasporic and Indigenous communities bring to liberal notions of the public
- How does neoliberalism influence the relationship between public discourse and literary culture?
- How does social media transform how we speak about and understand identity, citizenship, and
- How does technology mediate public conversations about race, Indigeneity, sexuality, and gender?
- What vision of the humanities, and of the human, are evoked by a critil digital humanities?
- What might a digital public poetics look like?
- What does it mean to speak publicly or act as a public intellectual in an age of surveillance and
- How do nadian readers, writers, and critics engage in public criticism today?