1BUW Final Symposium Program

One Book UWinnipeg

text reads Beyond This Place:  Critical & Creative Responses to Indigenous Comics  STUDENT SYMPOSIUM Friday, November 29, 2019  2M70  9:00-3:30pm

8:45                   COFFEE & SNACKS (2M70)

9:00                   WELCOME by 1BUW Co-Organizers and Elder Calvin Pompana

9:15-10:30        ROUNDTABLE 1: Reading Indigenous Comics & Graphic Novels

Moderator: Dr. Lorena Fontaine, Indigenous Academic Lead

  • Wencke Rudi, “Endured in the Gutter: A Reading of Secondhand Violence in Indigenous Comics”
  • Rhys Delios, “Empathy, Generational Trauma, and Oral Knowledge in David A. Robertson and Scott B. Henderson’s 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga
  • Alexandra Neufeldt, “Feed Your Head: Situating Sixkiller In And Against The Tradition Of Edgy Mad Alices”
  • Sabrina Zacharias, “The Use of the Gothic in Indigenous Comics"

10:30-10:45      BREAK

10:45-12:00      ROUNDTABLE 2: Seeing Winnipeg: Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan’s Surviving the City

Moderator: Dr. Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land, Criminal Justice

  • Andrew Brown, “Architectural Symbolism in Surviving the City
  • Sophia Hershfield, “Trauma and the Body in Surviving the City
  • Sasha Bouché, “Spectres of Colonialism: Indigenous Resilience in Colonized Spaces in Surviving the City

12:00-12:30      BREAK

12:30-1:30        KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Eckhardt Gramatté Hall)

David Alexander Robertson: “Truth, Representation, and Reconciliation in Comics”

Moderator: Jennefer Nepinak, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement

David A. Robertson is a nationally bestselling author of children’s books, graphic novels, and novels. His books include When We Were Alone (Governor General’s Literary Award winner, McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People winner, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award finalist), Will I See? (Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Graphic Novel Category), and the YA novel Strangers (Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, Best Indigenous Writer at the High Plains Book Awards). David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

1:30-2:00          LUNCH in 2M70 (pre-registration required)

2:00-2:15          PRESENTATION of 1BUW ESSAY & ARTWORK PRIZES (Sponsored by HighWater Press & Diversity )

2:15-3:30          ROUNDTABLE 3: Creative Responses to Indigenous Comics: Works-in-Progress

Moderator: Dr. Julie Pelletier, Anthropology

  • Gurkamal Dillon, “Reimagining Rosanna Deerchild’s “on the first day” as an Historical Comic”
  • Alexander Lucy, “Digitally Adapting Sherman Alexie's ‘The Sin Eaters’"
  • Sarah Martin, “A Comics Retelling of “A Warrior’s Daughter” by Zitkála-Šá”
  • Julia Wake, “Animating Katherena Vermette's North End Love Songs