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Re/Imagining Depression: Approaches to ‘Feeling Bad’

current project


publications

(Forthcoming) “Comics, Corn, and the Queer Phenomenology of Depression.” Literature and Medicine.

(Forthcoming) “‘That’s a real person… underneath?’: The Horrors of Plasticity in Jaume Collet-Serra’s House of Wax (2005).” Graduate Journal for Social Studies, Special Issue on Trans Materialities. Co-authored with Dan Vena.

“‘You’re Standing on My Neck’: Feminist Cynicism and Queer Anti-Social Theory in MTV’s Daria.” Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, 3, No. 1 (March 2018)

“Take Care of Me: Exploring The Ethics of Care through Performance.” Theatre Forum: International Theatre Journal, Special Issue on Disability and Performance, 50 (January 2016)

January 2017. “‘There’s the Problem’: On Love’s Role in Feminist, Lesbian, and Queer Arts Organizing.” n.paradoxa, Volume 39: Organisations/Organising.

January 2017. “Monstrous Relationalities: The Erotic Potentials of Thingness in Alan Moore and Stephen Bissette’s Swamp Thing.” In Plant Horror: Approaches to The Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film, edited by Dawn Keetly and Rita Kurtz. Co-authored with Dan Vena.

May 2016. “Untitled (Becoming isn’t always becoming who you are),” Spiffy Moves.

May 2015. “Deep n’ Delicious: Nancy Bocock’s Queer Trash Aesthetic.” An Interview with drag artist Nancy Bocock. Nomorepotlucks.

December, 2014. Book review of Animating the Unconscious: Desire, Sexuality and Animation, edited by Jayne Pilling. ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies.

December, 2014. “Digital Remnants: Sex Without Bodies?” Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine. Co-authored with Michelle Ty, Elly Clarke and Amanda Turner-Pohan.

September 2014. “Jinny Yu: On the ‘Thingness’ of Painting.” Exhibition essay, Art Mûr contemporary art gallery. Montréal, QC

January 2014. “Pierre & Marie: Grenade, Ballon et artifices.” Exhibition essay, Art Mûr contemporary art gallery. Montréal, QC

January 2012. “Tammy McGrath: Voir Dire.” Exhibition essay, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre. Kingston, ON


conferences, panel discussions, & research residencies

March 2018. “Is There an Erotics of Touch in Medical Horror Films? Reading Jennifer and Sylvia Soska’s American Mary (2012).” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto, ON. Co-authored with Dan Vena.

February 2018. “‘Baby Makes Three’: Queer Triads, Threesomes, and ‘Trouples.'” CAA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

October 2017. “‘L’ is for Loneliness: Isolation and/as Collectivity in Contemporary Queer Art.” UAAC-AAUC Conference, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

May 2017. “‘First Comes Love…’: From Romantic Friendships to Contemporary Queer Femme Relationships.” Sexuality Studies Association, 2017 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. Co-authored with Angie Fazekas and Dan Vena.

May 2017. Session chair, “Bodies Performed, Intimate Selves.” Sexuality Studies Association, 2017 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

April 2017. Session chair, “Music, Sound, and Performance.” Undisciplined, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

March 2017. “Back to the Future: Anachronism as Queer Feminist Methodology.” Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

October 2016. “Queer Cast-offs: Duchamp’s Erotic Objects and the Transgressions of Waste.” UAAC-AAUC Conference, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, QC

October 2016. Session co-chair with Julie Hollenbach, “Creative Methodologies: Reimagining Making, Researching, and Writing.” UAAC-AAUC Conference, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, QC

September-October 2016. “Creating Collectivity: The World-Making Practices of Feminist and Queer Arts-Activist Collectives.” The Social: International Association of Visual Culture Biennial Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA

September 2016. Panel moderator, “Performance as a Queer Ecological Pedagogy.” Queer Ecologies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

March 2016. “Horizontal Lines: Comics, Avatars, and the ‘Queer Phenomenology’ of Depression.” Queer Coll(u/i)sions Conference, Peterborough, ON

January 2016. “Making in Common: Queer Politics and Collectivities.” Canadian Association of Cultural Studies. Waterloo, ON

May 2015. “Monstrous Relationalities: The Erotic Potentials of Thingness in Alan Moore and Stephen Bisette’s Swamp Thing. Canadian Popular Culture Conference. Niagara Falls, ON. Co-authored with Dan Vena.

January 2015. Co-organizer and co-moderator with Zaira Zarza. “Panel Discussion with local Collectives and Cooperatives.” Cultural Studies Speaks. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

November 2014. Panelist, “An LGBTQ Discussion Forum: Stories, Challenges and Pride of Being Out at Queen’s.” Invited by ASUS Social Justice Committee. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

November 2014. Panelist, “Trans* Knowledge Share: Talking Through Transitioning.” Invited by Men Who Like Feminism. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

November 2014. Facilitator on behalf of Men Who Like Feminism. “Debunking Myths about Feminism.” Invited by Queen’s Project on International Development. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

September 2014. In dialogue with Clive Robertson. Purview. Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, ON.

September 2014. Participant, Discussion of Chipped Off’s performance of ‘Hair Lines.’ Cultural Studies Speaks Panel, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

June 2014. “What Do You Do All The Time? A Presentation of Art and Scholarship”. Distributed Intimacies Researcher Talks, Banff Research in Culture Residency, Banff, AB

May 2014. ‘Distributed Intimacies’ Three-week Banff Research in Culture Residency with Lauren Berlant, Francisco Camacho, and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun. The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

May 2014. “‘You’re Standing on My Neck’: Queer Anti-Social Theory and MTV’s Daria.” Canadian Popular Culture Conference. Calgary, AB

Mary 2014. Chair, “Power, Pleasure & Trauma in Graphic Novels.” Canadian Popular Culture Conference. Calgary, AB

January, 2014. Organizer and moderator, “Projects and Theses, Or, What You Have To Do To Get A Degree Here.” Cultural Studies Speaks Panel with Lisa Figge, Karl Hardy and Erin Sutherland, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

November, 2013. Speaker on “Positive Space” and Social Activism Panel in ‘GNDS 120’. Invited by Dr. Scott Morgensen. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

March 2013. “Bed of Roses/Bed of Thorns: Picturing Queer Sites of Affect and Resistance.” (Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory and Material Culture, Western University, London, ON
& Decadence/Decay, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

February 2013. “Feminist Art Gallery and the Subversive Politics of Queer Collaboration.” Context and Meaning XII. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Co-authored with Julie Hollenbach.

October 2012. “Seeing Queerly: Exploring the Intersections of Queer Studies, Visual Culture, and Art History.” Graduate Works in Progress Seminar. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

April 2012. “Gawking and Gazing: Objecthood, Spectatorship and Performativity in P.T. Barnum’s American Museum.Museums, Marginality and the Mainstream. The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

February 2012. “‘Silence=Death’: An Investigation of Queer Citizenship in the ‘A Fire in My Belly’ Censorship Controversy.” Context and Meaning XI. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

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