Looking toward the edge: Congress 2013

I’ve been looking forward to the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences¬†for some time, and yet its fast approach is still startling, albeit exciting. Congress 2013 will be held May 30th to June 6th at the University of Victoria, on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Straits Salish peoples.

Congress is a meeting of meetings, as they say. For me, Congress means participating in the annual meetings of both the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) and the Women and Gender Studies et Recherche Féministes (WGSRF).

The theme of this year’s Congress is @ the edge, and all three papers I’ll be delivering are closely connected to this theme and “the need to centre the periphery both institutionally and socially, testing the boundaries of disciplines.” If you’re at CPSA or WGSRF, I hope you’ll come out to see them:

WGSRF: Authenticity as edge: Feminist autoethnography and Lindqvist’s Exterminate all the Brutes. Tuesday June 4th at 9:00 am in Clearihue Building C111.

CPSA: Beyond other animals: Haraway’s When Species Meet and privilege within feminism(s). Tuesday June 4th at 3:15 pm in Clearihue Building A206. Full draft paper here.

CPSA: I think/I feel: Contextualising sadness, anger, fear, and love in political science education. Wednesday June 5th at 8:45 am in Social Sciences and Mathematics Building A357. Full draft paper here.

I hope that the discussion “@ the edge,” both within these conferences and within the vast number of Congress events open to the public, will be fruitful, and I hope to see many of you in Victoria. If you can’t make it out, I hope you’ll follow along with #Congress2013, #cpsa2013, and #wgsrf2013 on Twitter.