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FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse Symposium

Art History Graduate Students' Association

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse Symposium

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Student Ended CA$15.00 CA$1.13
Regular Ended CA$20.00 CA$1.30
FUSE Subscriber Ended CA$8.00 CA$0.88

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The Art History Graduate Students’ Association (AHGSA) of York University is pleased to present their 12th annual graduate student symposium, FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse. Presented in collaboration with FUSE Magazine, this symposium features speakers from across Canada and the United States engaging in critical dialogue with the question of apocalypse in visual and popular culture. 

FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse, addresses apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives and critically considers their role in contemporary society. The symposium brings together twelve presenters to reflect on apocalyptic narratives as mechanisms of pleasure, control, and resistance, through papers on historical and contemporary visualizations of apocalypse, monstrous and transgressive bodies, financial collapse, ruined landscapes, and nuclear warfare. Given current speculation about the world’s end, FALLOUT presents an opportunity for theoretical and thematic engagement with the apocalyptic.

Join us on March 9 for this one-day symposium examining the end in its many forms, with invited speakers from across Canada and the United States. The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kathryn Denning, Associate Professor of Anthropology at York University, who specializes in scholarly and popular ideas about the ancient and alien Other and whose work addresses the conceptualization of the future of civilization. 

Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue of FUSE Magazine, to be released in summer 2013.

Please register in advance to reserve your seat. Registration includes full access to the symposium, luncheon, and reception, a copy of the Spring 2013 issue of FUSE Magazine, and a one-year subscription to FUSE. (Please inform us ahead of time of any dietary restrictions so we can ensure your needs are met). 


8:00AM - 8:45AM Registration
9:00AM - 9:15AM Introductory Speeches 
9:15AM - 10:30AM PANEL 1 -  Botched and Bawdy: Transgression in the Flesh 
10:45AM - 12:00PM PANEL 2 - Break the Bank: Crises of Capitalism, Urbanism, and Society
12:00PM - 1:15PM Lunch
1:15PM - 2:45PM PANEL 3 - Objects and Ends: Materiality and the Apocalypse 
3:00PM - 4:15PM PANEL 4 - The Broken Home: Exploring Domestic Breakdown 
4:30PM - 6:00PM Keynote Presentation
6:00PM - 8:00PM Reception 

For more complete schedule information including speakers and paper topics, please see http://www.ahgsay.com

Have questions about FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse Symposium? Contact Art History Graduate Students' Association

When & Where

Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art
1286 Bloor St W
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N9

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Art History Graduate Students' Association

The Art History Graduate Students Association (AHGSA) is a student-run organization open to all members of the York University community. The AHGSA seeks to represent the interests of those in the art history graduate program. The primary function of the AHGSA is to organize events that directly relate to, and supplement, the art history programme through conferences, symposia, peer-reviewed journals, panel discussions, guest lectures, and curated exhibitions. The AHGSA provides a democratic forum that allows for all members to participate in planning and implementing decisions regarding events or the functions of the AHGSA.

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