Upcoming presentations (Winter/Spring 2011)

January 15-16 – Alex Khasnabish and I will present a paper titled “Radicalizing Methods: ‘Convoking’ the Radical Imagination in Halifax, Nova Scotia” at the North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference in Toronto, ON. February 7 – I’ll be presenting a talk titled “The creative work of Race: Questioning the “racelessness” of the creative economy” as…

Two talks in Halifax: The creative economy and its discontents

I will be giving two presentations on the creative/cultural/knowledge economy in the next few weeks here in Halifax. [UPDATED] On SUNDAY October 17 at 6:30 pm I’ll be presenting a public talk on “creativity,” gentrification, foreclosure and the capitalist crisis as an intervention [POST-]Nocturne, Halifax’s spin on the all-night art festival, modeled after Toronto’s Nuit Blanch.  I’ll…

Upcoming conference paper, chapter and scholarship

I will be presenting a paper titled “Negotiating Value and Creativity in the Pokéconomy” at the Canadian Association for Cultural Studies (CACS) in Montreal in October. and An essay titled “The Dammed of the Earth: Reading the Dam for the Flows of Globalization” will appear in a collection called “Thinking with Water” tentatively planned for…

Another congress presentation

I will also be presenting a paper titled “The value of value: Literature, economics and the value of Canadian culture in the 2008 elections” on the New Economic Approaches to Literature panel of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) conference at Congress in May.

Talk on the financial crisis at the SkyDragon, Feb 16

I am giving a talk titled “Anarchist perspectives on the Global Financial Crisis” on Tuesday, February 16, 2009 from 7-9pm at the SkyDragon Centre in downtown Hamilton. The event is hosted by Common Cause.

Engagements at Congress in Ottawa, May 2009

I am presenting two papers and co-facilitating a panel at the 2009 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Ottawa: A paper titled “Casino capitalism for kids?: structure and agency in the Pokemon economy” for a joint session of the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP) and the Association of Canadian College…