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Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization

Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization
Victoria College 112 and Emmanual College 119
Time: Oct 12th, 10:00 pm End: Oct 13th, 4:00 pm
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The Literature sector of Aesthetic Education: A South-North Dialogue is pleased to present a workshop:

Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization

We are planning a workshop on Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization October 12-13 at Victoria College. The gathering was hatched at First Nations House during meetings first with Lee Maracle, Neil ten Kortenaar, Suzanne Akbari, and Uzo Esonwanne and later joined by Lochin Brouillard.
Four sessions will each bring participants together to address a common question. We would like to take the gathering outside the colonial frame by giving up the chair of Knowing and Authority inhabited by the lecturer in the room or by the panel of speakers who lecture and answer questions, and instead trying a model used by a number of Indigenous nations in which participants sit in a circle. The physical circle corresponds to a conceptual circle, which brings us in equidistant proximity to each other. Each circle will begin with 4 Panelists; it goes on with Respondents around the circle; and at the end the role of pulling things together is performed by a Speaker. As we return to the beginning of the circle, before the Speaker gathers up what's been said, there's an invitation to those outside the immediate circle, asking if anyone has something to add that hasn't yet been said. All are cordially invited to attend as witnesses.
The four panels are:
October 12,    10am-12pm, VIC112                Pedagogy and Indigenous Stories
2pm-4pm, VIC112            Bodies in the Classroom
October 13,     10am-12pm, Emmanuel 119        How Do We Choose a Story: Curriculum, Syllabus, Canon
2pm-4pm, Emmanuel 119             Identity, Authority, Vulnerability in the Classroom
For more information: neil.kortenaar@utoronto.ca
If you plan to attend, for catering purposes, please RSVP (subject “Pedagogy Workshop”) to humanities@utoronto.ca. Please indicate any dietary restrictions.

This is an accessible space. If you require an accommodation for disability, please contact Kim Yates at jhi.associate@utoronto.ca or (416) 946-0313 by 1 October to make a suitable arrangement.


Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization October 12-13

Friday October 12

9:15     Coffee

9:45    Land Acknowledgement and Introduction

10-12    Panel 1           Pedagogy and Indigenous Stories

Speaker: Lee Maracle

  • Hilding Neilson         
  • Karina Vernon
  • Smaro Kamboureli
  • Keren Rice
  • Christina Turner


  • Jill Carter
  • Arianne Des Rochers
  • Corinne Gerber
  • Audrey Rochette
  • Dolleen Manning
  • Trina Moyan
  • Paula Karger
  • Brenda Wastasecott

12     Lunch

2-4     Panel 2           Bodies in the Classroom

Speaker: Uzoma Esonwanne    

  • Girish Daswani         
  • Howard Williams
  • Nakanyike Musisi
  • Scott Rayter


  • Hannah Quinn
  • Ami Xherro
  • Teresa Valentini
  • Melissa Levin
  • Julie MacArthur
  • Haythem Bahoora
  • Ruth Marshall
  • Prathna Lor
  • Antje Budde
  • Clara Chang

Saturday October 13

9:30     Coffee

10-12    Panel 3           How Do We Choose a Story? Curriculum, Syllabus, Canon

Speaker: Suzanne Akbari

  • Katherine Blouin       
  • Sarah Star                  
  • Katie Larson              
  • Mary Nyquist 
  • Mark Meyerson    


  • Chiara Graf
  • Kara Gaston 
  • Jordana Pires-Lopez
  • Shami Ghosh
  • Kate Bruce-Lockhart
  • Emily Gilbert
  • Hannah Lloyd
  • Julia Galmiche
  • Kari North
  • Christine Choi

12    Lunch

2-4    Panel 4           Identity, Authority, Vulnerability in the Classroom    
Speaker: Neil ten Kortenaar


  • Katherine Shwetz
  • Jess Elkaim
  • Nathan Murray
  • Linzi Manicom
  • Niyosha Keyzad


  • Sonja Nikkila
  • Jamila Ghaddar          
  • Lochin Brouillard
  • Deanna Del Vecchio
  • Kate Brennan
  • Eva-Lynn Jagoe
  • Grayson Chong
  • Aisha Cader
  • Ariana Ellis

4    Closing

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