Thursday, June 19

8:00 - 8:45

Continental Breakfast & Registration (Merino Room)

8:45 -10:00

Welcome & Introduction to GA
Richard van Oort & Adam Katz

10:00 - 10:15

Morning coffee break

10:15 - 12:00

Session 1: Discipline and Pedagogy (Chair: Chris Fleming)

Adam Katz, Quinnipiac University
The Grammar of Disciplinarity

Matthew Schneider, High Point University
Imitation and the Sublime: Oscar Wilde on Learning Outcomes Assessment

Andrew McKenna, Loyola University, Chicago
Deferring the Inevitable in Late Derrida

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 2:45

Session 2: Deferral in Modern Literature (Chair: Matthew Schneider)

Marina Ludwigs, Stockholm University
Appropriating a Moment in Time: Meaning of Life as an Epiphanic Deferral in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

Benjamin Barber, University of Ottawa
Différance in Revolutionary Representations: Hazlitt’s Activist Rhetoric and Wordsworth’s Poetic Deferral

Kenneth Mayers, Independent Scholar
Deferral, Discipline, and the Esthetics of Failure

2:45 - 3:00

Afternoon coffee break

3:00 - 4:00

Session 3 (Chair: Peter Goldman)

Difference and Deference: Reading Deferral in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

Sandor Goodhart, Purdue University
Respondent: Ian Dennis, University of Ottawa

4:00 - 7:00

Free Time

7:00 - 8:30

Plenary Session (Chair: Richard van Oort)

Generative Anthropology as Grammatology

Eric Gans, UCLA

Respondent: Evelyn Cobley, University of Victoria

8:30 - 10:00

Reception with cash bar (Outlook A)




Friday, June 20

8:00 - 8:30

Continental Breakfast (Merino Room)

8:30 -10:15

Session 4: Mimesis, Violence, and Deferral (Chair: Stacey Meeker)

Matthew Taylor, Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan

Love, Deferral and the Search for "Good Mimesis"

Kwasu Tembo, Edinburgh University
The Act of the Act of Killing: Violence, Film Making, and Deferral

Andrew Bartlett, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Representation and Containing Violence

10:15 - 10:30

Morning coffee break

10:30 - 12:15

Session 5: Representing the Sacred (Chair: John O’Carroll)

Robert Rois, LA Valley College
Shared Guilt in The Song of Roland

Kieran Stewart, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Reflections on the Sacred: Eric Gans and Mircea Eliade

Peter Goldman, Westminster College
Originary Iconoclasm: The Logic of the Sparagmos

12:15 -1:15


1:15 - 2:15

Session 6 (Chair: Marina Ludwigs)

Rhetoric as Equipment for Living

Kris Rutten & Ronald Soetaert, Ghent University, Belgium

2:15 - 2:30


2:30 - 4:15

Session 7: Deferral in the Arts (Chair: Adam Katz)

Ian Dennis, University of Ottawa
Towards a Redefinition of the Popular/High Art Continuum

Samuel Sackeroff, Yale University
The Ends of Deferral: Narrative and the “Anthropological Turn” in Abstract Art

Keith Russell, University of Newcastle, Australia
Fanservice, the Glimpse and Intersubjective Communion in Doraemon

4:15 - 5:00

Break (light refreshments)

5:00 - 6:30

Plenary Session (Chair: Richard van Oort)

Aping Mankind: Neuromania and Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Mankind

Raymond Tallis, Author and Clinical Neuroscientist, Manchester UK

Respondent: Andrew Bartlett, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

6:30 -8:00

Reception with cash bar (Terrace Ballroom)



Saturday, June 21

8:00 - 8:30

Continental Breakfast (Merino Room)

8:30 - 10:15

Session 8: Shakespearean Anthropologies (Chair: Erin Kelly)

Janelle Jenstad, University of Victoria
The Usurer and the Feast

Amir Khan, University of Ottawa
The Deferral of Tragedy in The Winter’s Tale

Richard van Oort, University of Victoria
Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment

10:15 - 10:30

Morning coffee break

10:30 - 12:15

Session 9: Technology and Method in the Humanities (Chair: Emile Fromet de Rosnay)

Stacey Meeker, UCLA
“Tweaking” the Text: An Originary Analysis of CC-BY and the Scene of Undisciplined Knowledge

Richard Lane, Vancouver Island University
The Desire for Immediacy and the Function of Deferral: Disruptive Innovation, New Knowledge Production, and the Language of Technology

Benjamin Matthews, University of Newcastle, Australia
Victimary Thinking, Digital Culture, and the CCTV Building

12:15 - 1:30


1:30 -2:30

Session 10 (Chair: Ian Dennis)

Paganism: Originary Promises and Resentful Deliveries

Chris Fleming, University of Western Sydney, Australia
John O’Carroll, Charles Sturt University, Australia

2:30 - 3:30

Workshop (Student Award Submissions)

3:30 - 6:30

Free time

6:30 - 10:00

Banquet with cash bar (Rogers Suite, Room 651)



Sunday, June 22

9:30 - 11:30 GASC Business Meeting (Harbour Room)