2020 Proseminar Conference

When and Where

Monday, January 13, 2020 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Media Commons Theatre, Room 3025
Robarts Library
130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5


The first annual Proseminar Conference. The second-year CSI PhD students have been developing conference presentations as part of their work in the proseminar this past Fall 2019 term, and we have scheduled a mini-conference in which they will all present their work. Please come and support your colleagues, learn about what they’re working on, and participate in intellectual exchange.

1:10pm: A/V setup and Welcome

Session 1: 1:15–2:30pm

Samuel Reimer “‘What if all I have is my suffering?’: Interview with the Vampire and Homosocial Eternity”

Ruochen BoShame: A Conversation between Bernard Williams and Ingmar Bergman”

Christian Zeitz “The Affective Politics of the Refugee Face on Canadian Television: Degrassi: The Next Class and Building Bridges

2:30–2:40: Break

Session 2: 2:40–4:15pm

Erin Mick “Facing the Un-Face: A Phenomenological Glance toward the Face in Cinematic Jump-Scares”

Michael Sooriyakumaran “Cracking Up: Anachronism, Subjectivity, and Discontinuity in Suzuki Seijun’s Branded to Kill

Morgan Harper “Minding the Gap: Star Wars, Touch, and the Overcoming of Matte Lines”

Denise Mok “‘From Awe to Charm’: Anatomy of the Garbo Star Persona in Queen Christina and Ninotchka

Contact Information

Prof. Scott Richmond


130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5