Anonymity in Authorship and Activism will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Morrice Hall 17 aka Tuesday Night Café Theatre, McGill University, 3485 McTavish Street, Montreal.
The program is as follow:
"Stalking Grub Street: Publishing the Anonymous and Pseudonymous in Eighteenth-Century London"
"Anonymity, Identification, and the Late Eighteenth-century Literary Market: The Novelist Elizabeth Meeke and the Burney Family"
"Motives and Consequences of Literary Anonymity: Some Canadian Examples"
"Christian Humility and the Case of the Champneys Family"
KEYNOTE (11:15 a.m.)
Robert Griffin (Associate Professor, English, Texas A&M)
"The Waning of Anonymity"
"The Political Subject of Sabotage"
"Anti-Colonial Hacking: Encryption, Secrecy and the South African Struggle Against Apartheid"
"Anonymity and Digital Crowd Activism"
"The State of Anonymous"
KEYNOTE (3:45 p.m.)
Marco Deseriis (Assistant Professor, Program in Media and Screen Studies, Northeastern University)
"Anonymity as Transduction"
The free event is co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, the Department of English, the Department of Art History and Communications, the European Institute, and the Wolfe Chair.
Reception following the event.