The impetus of my research project is a questioning of pessimistic cultural criticisms as necessarily radical or ultimately solvent of the problems they uncover. Foundational to critical endeavors at they may be, it is difficult not to find limitations in theories of culture whose end seems to stagnate at the revealing of the extent of ideology's oppressive hold, and not the formulation and rendering possible of a potential beyond to this hold, or of reparative solutions.
“Britain, Canada and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Postwar Renewal,” Senate House, London, England, June 15-17, 2017. Paper presented: “Eldon Rathburn and the Postwar Music of the National Film Board of Canada”
With the aid of Media@McGill, I was able to travel to Vancouver, BC to attend “Under Super Vision,” the 40th Annual Graduate Student Symposium organized by the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia, which was held on March 9th and 10th, 2017.