Spaces of Violence, Sites of Resistance: Music, Media and Performance /

Espaces de Violence, Sites de Résistance: Musique, Media et Performance

Preliminary Program / Programme préliminaire

The University of Regina / L’Université de Régina


8:30 am – 5:00 pm

8h30 – 17h00

Registration / Inscription – Center for Kinesiology and Health Studies (CKHS) Atrium

8:30 am – 10:00 am

8h30 – 10h00

Session A – Ed 191

Cultural Renewal & Community Responsibility: Three Case Studies of Aboriginal Music-Making in Canada /

Renouveau culturel et la responsabilité de la communauté: trois études de cas de confection musicale par les Autochtones

Chair: Beverley Diamond (Memorial University)

Musical Practices, Rituals and Funeral Videos: Remembering the Living in a Mi’kmaw Community

Gordon Smith (Queen’s University)

Aboriginal Women’s Hand-Drumming Circles: Empowerment and Renewal

Anna Hoefnagels (Carleton University)

Reluctant Warrior(s)?: Indigeneity, Gender, and Politics in the Music of Hip Hop Artists Kinnie Starr and Eekwol

Charity Marsh (University of Regina)

Session B – Ed 193

Aesthetics, Performance and Authenticity /

Esthétique, performance et authenticité

Chair: Kaley Mason (University of Chicago)

1.He Minds Choppin’ Wood: Authenticity and Performance in The Band

Henry Svec (University of Western Ontario)

2.The Minor Key Songs of Townes Van Zandt

Paul McCorriston (University of Regina)

3.An American Beauty: “Truckin’,” the Grateful Dead, and the Construction of their National Identity

Michael Ethen (McGill University)

10:00 pm – 10:15 pm

10h00 – 10h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

10:15 am – 11:45 pm

10h15 – 11h45

Session A – Ed 191

Global Conflict, Violence and Genocide /

Conflit mondial, violence et génocide

Chair: Nicholas Grecco (Providence University)

1.Music in relation to conflict and violence: A case study of Arsi Oromo Women’s Music in Ethiopia as Conflict Resolution in a Patriarchal Society

Leila Qashu (Memorial University)

Real to Reel: Filmic Constructions of Hip Hop Culture(s) and Hip Hop Identities

Jesse Stewart (University of Ottawa)

Attack: System of a Down, Affective Protest, and the Armenian Genocide

Paul Aitken (University of Leeds)

Session B – Ed 193

Anxieties, Spectacles and Traditions in Jazz /

Anxiétés, spectacles et traditions du jazz

Chair: David Brackett (McGill University)

“That Vital, Spontaneous Spark”: Jam Sessions as Broadcast Spectacle

Christina Baade (McMaster University)

Musical Ko-Ryu: Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz and the Nature of Lineal Taditions in Jazz

Marian Jago (York University)

(Un)Seen? Jazz, Gender, and Representation in Toronto

Robin Desmeules (Carleton University)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

12h00 – 13h00

Lunch / Déjeuner – Riddell Center

(CSTM/SCTM Board Meetings / Réunion du conseil d’administration) –

RC 050

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

13h00 – 15h00

Session A – Ed 191

Microphones and Mash-ups: Theorizing Performance, Genre, Technologies /

Micros and “Mash-up”: Théorisez performances, genres et technologies

Chair: Rachelle Viador-Knowles (University of Regina)

1.Microphone Practice on Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)

Amanda Lewis (University of Western Ontario)

2.Too much information? Nymphomatriarch, sex and the problem of the microphone

Stacy Allison (York University)

3.Play your part: Mapping the grain, bodily intensities, and the jouissance of listening in Girl Talk’s mash-ups

Michael Audette-Longo (Carleton University)

4.Glenn Gould vs. Girl Talk: A theoretical treatment of mash-ups as counterpoint

Anthony Cushing (University of Western Ontario)

Session B – Ed 193

Language as/for Resistance in Music /

Langage comme/pour résistance dans la musique

Chair: Jocelyne Guibault (University of California, Berkley)

1.Meta-Subjectivity and Lyrical Identity in Tiga’s Mix-CDs

Stéphane Girard (L'Université de Hearst)

2.Jamaican Dancehall Music as Resistance

Denese Gascho (York University)

3.Wang Leehom and his “chinked out” fans in Canada: an anomaly or a boon

Norman Stanfield (University of British Columbia)

4.There’s No ‘E’ in Fuck: Language and Alliances in Saint-Etienne’s Music Scene

Scott Henderson (Brock University)

Workshop / Atelier – CKHS 185

How Did I Get Here? Discovering the Philosophical Roots of our Teaching Values /

Comment ai-je abouti ici? Découvrir les racines philosophiques de nos valeurs d'enseignement

Judith Klassen (Independent), Heather Sparling (Cape Breton University), Gillian Turnbull (Ryerson University)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

15h00 – 15h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

15h15 – 16h15

Workshop 1 / Atelier 1 – RC 049 (IMP Labs Beat-making Studio)

MPC Beat making Workshop / Atelier création de “beat” MPC

DJ Bedhead (University of Regina)

Workshop 2 / Atelier 2 – RC 025.1 (IMP Labs DJ Pod)

DJ Workshop / Atelier de DJ

DJ Hippo (University of Regina)

Workshop 3 / Atelier 3 – ED 222.1 (Dance Studio)

Breakdance workshop / Atelier de Breakdance

B-Boy Retaliate (First Nations University of Canada)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

16h30 – 18h00

Session A – Ed 191

Michael Jackson: The Construction of an Icon /

Michael Jackson: la construction d'une icône

Chair: Annie Randall (Bucknell University)

1.“You Can’t Win, Child, but You Can’t Get Out of the Game”: Michael Jackson, Genre, Gender and Race

Jacqueline Warwick (Dalhousie University)

2.Black or White? Michael Jackson and the Idea of Crossover

David Brackett (McGill University)

3.Queering Genre: Michael Jackson’s Undoing of Pop Music Convention

Susan Fast (McMaster University)

Session B – Ed 193

History, Canons, Class: On Theorizing Popular Music /

Histoires, canons, classes: sur la théorisation de la musique populaire

Chair: Kip Pegley (Queen’s University)

1.Popular Music Analysis and Music Theory: Bridging the Gap

Robin Attas (University of British Columbia)

2.‘List Culture’: Historiography, Canonization, and Tastemaking in Popular Music

Liam Young (Trent University)

3.Popular Music and the Middle Class: Potentials and Problems in the Study of ‘Dominant’ Cultural Formations

Chris McDonald (Cape Breton University)

6:00 pm


Réception d’ouverture / Opening Reception   –    Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar

(1925 Victoria Ave)

Performances and Open Mic / Performances et Open Mic

La Raquette à Claquette



8:30 am – 5:00 pm

8h30 – 17h00

Registration / Inscription – Center for Kinesiology and Health Studies (CKHS) Atrium

8:30 am – 10:00 am

8h30 – 10h00

Session A – Ed 191

Music as Politics of Resistance: Gender/Performance and the Voice /

La musique comme politique de résistance: genre/performance et la voix

Chair: Line Grenier (L'Université de Montréal)

“Your Voice it might Say ‘No’”: Violence In and Through Singing

Nicholas Greco (Providence University)

“I told you she didn’t have a dick”: Lady Gaga and Gender Performativity

Meredith Evans (Dalhousie University)

Screaming Away Death and Violence: Alice Bag, Yoko Ono, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Karen Sunabacka (Providence University)

Session B – Ed 193

Embodied Politics and Perceptions of the Self /

Politiques incarnées et les perceptions de soi

Chair: Heather Sparling (Cape Breton University)

“We Want A Chance To Create Even If It’s Poorly”: Stringband Music Practices in Western Canada as Non-Politicized Sites of Resistance

Graham Blair (Memorial University)

<<Moi je préfère danser et me taire >> : un engagement altermondialiste désengagé

Jade Préfontaine (Concordia University)

The God-Shaped Phallus: Identity Retention in the Transnational Christian Metal Scene

Eric Smialek (McGill University)

10:00 am – 10:15 am

10h00 – 10h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

10:15 am – 11:45 am

10h15 – 11h45

Session A – ED 191

La performance des musiques traditionnelles au regard des mutations contemporaines /

Traditional music performances in contemporary contexts

Chair: Judith Cohen (York University)

1.Impact de nouveaux espaces de performance sur la pratique musicale gwoka

Marie-Hélène Pichette (L'Université de Montréal)

2.Rôle et impact de l’enregistrement sonore dans le revivalisme musical judéo-espagnol

Jessica Roda (L'Université de Montréal)

3.La paranda garifuna en Amérique centrale; de sa redécouverte à son internationalisation grâce au studio d’enregistrement

Ons Barnat (L'Université de Montréal)

Session B – Ed 193

Gender, Locality and Freedoms /

Sexes, localités et libertés

Chair: Peter Navráez (Memorial University)

The dynamics of ‘freedom’ and gender in jazz: A comparative analysis of Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane

Melvin Backstrom (McGill University)

Living Off My Music? Saskatchewan Arts Funding Agencies and Female Singer-Songwriters

Alexa Woloshyn (University of Toronto)

The Transnational Ancestry of Georgian Polyphony: Other Practitioners of Traditional Georgian Songs and Narratives of the Past

Andrea Kuzmich (York University)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

12h05 – 13h30

Lunch / Déjeuner  - University Club (CW 215)

(CSTM/SCTM Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

13h30 – 15h00

Session A – Ed 191

Interactive Media: Globalization, Responsibility and Resistance /

Médias interactifs: mondialisation, responsabilité et résistance

Chair: Randal Rogers (University of Regina)

“Step Three, Chord Progression”: Rivers Cuomo, YouTube, and the pedagogical cultivation of the Weezer audience

Brian Locke (Western Illinois University)

“United Breaks Guitars:” Examining <Corporate Responibility> in Anti-Corporate Protest Music

Megan O’Bryne (The University of Utah)

L’utilisation de comme forme de resistance a l’ere de la globalization

Alex Perreault (L'Université de Montréal)

Session B – Ed 193

Sites of Resistance: Performing Bodies and Technologies /

Sites de résistance: corps performants et technologies qui performent

Chair: Jacqueline Warwick (Dalhousie University)

“I’ll pull your crooked teeth, you’ll be perfect just like me”: Reconditioning the vampire in The Smashing Pumpkins “Ava Adore” (1998)

Marlie Centawer (Brock University)

Identity, Antagonism and Terre Thaemlitz

Thom Blake, et al. (University of York, U.K.)

Improvising Bodies, Sites of Resistance

Ellen Waterman, et al. (University of Guelph)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

15h00 – 15h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

3:15pm – 4:45 pm

15h15 – 16h45

Session A – Ed 191

A Question of Violence /

Une question de violence

Chair: Chris McDonald (Cape Breton University)

Christian Death Metal as Sonic Assault and Cultural Offence. A test Case for Musical Semiotics and Foucaultian Discourse Analysis

Timothy Kitz (Carleton University)

Musical Psychedelia and Violence: An historical and genre-theory perspective

William Echard (Carleton University)

“The lust awoke to kill, to kill. . . then the music stopped with a crash”: Violence in Canadian musicals

Lauren Acton (York University)

Session B – Ed 193

Negotiating (In)Visible Borders: Space, Technology and Mobility /

Negocier les frontieres (in)visibles: espace, technologies et mobilite

Chair: Ellen Waterman (University of Guelph)

Borders and Place-making in the Online Music Community of CBC Radio 3

Elizabeth Curry (University of Regina)

49th Parallel Breakdown: Canadian Musicians and the Spatial Practice of Border Crossing

Andrew Vincent (York University)

“Bluetooth Beats” and the Infrastructure of Mobile Music Making

Owen Chapman (Concordia University)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

17h00 – 18h00

Plenary – ED 191

Music, Violence and Geopolitics: Towards a Theoretical Framework /

Musique, violence et géopolitique: vers un cadre théorique

Susan Fast (McMaster University), Kip Pegley (Queen’s University),

Martin Daughtry (New York University) – Respondent

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

18h00 – 19h00

Festschrift Launch for Dr. Beverley Diamond – University Club (CW 215)

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

20h00 – 23h00

Session/ Concert – Cultural Exchange  2431 8th Avenue

Mapping Memories: Community Neighbourhood Projects /

Cartographier les mémoires: projets de communautés de quartier

Performance at the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange

MC: Chris Beingessner (University of Regina) and Def3

Performances by / par:

Def3 and Oye! (Saskatchewan)

Scott Collegiate/IMP Labs Hip Hop Project V.3.0 (Saskatchewan)

Liz Miller (Concordia University) and “No Bad Sound” (Montreal)

DJ Quartz (Saskatchewan)


8:30 am – 5:00 pm

8h30 – 17h00

Registration / Inscription – Center for Kinesiology and Health Studies (CKHS) Atrium

8:30 am – 10:00 am

8h30 – 10h00

Session A – Ed 191

Responding to Crisis: Creative Sites of Local Resistance and Resurgence /

Répondre à la crise: des sites créatifs de résistance et de réapparition locales

Chair: David Gramit (University of Alberta)

1.Against the Neoliberal Grain: The Resurgence of Tango and the Reaffirmation of Identity in 1990s Argentina

Alberto Munarriz (York University)

2.Straddling 1989: Changing Politics and Musical Opportunities in Southern Poland

Louise Wrazen (York University)

3.Marxist Musical Responses to Political Violence in South India             Kaley Mason (University of Chicago)

Session B – Ed 193

Performing Identities: Race, Class and Gender /

Performer les identités: races, classes et genres

Chair: Christina Baade (McMaster University)

1.“The Darkies” and “The St. John’s Amateur Minstrels” – Blackface and Minstrelsy in 1860s Newfoundland

Kelly Best (Memorial University)

2."Larger Than Life": Boy Band Masculinity

Craig Jennex (Dalhousie University)

3.“I may be a white boy but I can be bad too”: The MC5 and the political performance of black masculinity

Mark MacAulay (Dalhousie University)

10:00 am – 10:15 am

10h00 – 10h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

10:15 am – 11:45 am

10h15 – 11h45

Session A – Ed 191

Constructing Identity: Transformations in the Traditional Music of Québec /

Construire l'identité: transformations dans la musique traditionnelle québécoise

Chair: Martin Lussier (Memorial University)

1.Je me souviens des talons hauts. Memory and Omission in a Song by Robert Charlebois

Evan Ware (University of Michigan)

2.Approaches to Genre in Traditional Québecois Intrumental Music

Laura Risk (McGill University)

3.La performance de << tounes croches >> dans la musique traditionnelle de Québec: un enjeu identitaire?

Jean Duval (L'Université de Montréal)

Session B – Ed 193

National/Regional Vernaculars: Identity, Song and Symbolism /

Dialectes nationaux/régionaux: identité, chanson et symbolisme

Chair: Gordon Smith (Queen’s University)

1.The Satirical Song Tradition of the Northeast, Collective Consciousness and Labour Song: A Newfoundland Example

Peter Narváez (Memorial University)

2.Gordon Lightfoot’s “Canadian Railroad Trilogy”: Canadian Nationalism and Folk Music in the 1960s

Jennifer Higgs (University of Toronto)

3.‘National Song’ and National Identity: A Transatlantic Comparison

David Gregory (Athabasca University)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

12h00 – 13h30

Lunch / Déjeuner – University Club (CW 215)

(IASPM Canada AGM)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

13h30 – 15h00

Session A – Ed 191

Music as Torture, Music as Shield /

Musique comme torture, musique comme bouclier

Chair: Owen Chapman (Concordia University)

“Silent” Alarm: The Mosquito Youth Deterrent and the Politics of Hearing

Mitchell Akiyama (McGill University)

Towards a Cultural Theory of Noise as a Musical Weapon

Robert McGray (University of Alberta)

Noise/Politics: Defining Minor Music

David Jackson (University of Western Ontario)

Session B – Ed 193

Cultural Transformations, Cultural Resistance /

Transformations Culturelles, Resitances Culturelles

Chair: Louise Wrazen (York University)

Reconfiguring Narratives of Colonial Encounter: Style, Stories, and Sources of The “MicMac Square Dance”

Janice Tulk (Cape Breton University)

(Re)Defining the Metis Nation: Competitive Metis fiddling in Manitoba

Monique Giroux (York University)

Feminine, Masculine, or Something In-Between: Gendered Movement in Ottawa Valley Step Dancing

Sherry Johnson (York University)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

15h00 – 15h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

15h15 – 16h45

Session A – Ed 191

Inclusion/Exclusion: Metal and the Politics of Gender and Authenticity /

Inclusion/Exclusion: le metal et les politiques de genre et d'authenticité

Chair: Susan Fast (McMaster University)

1.Looks that Kill: the dialectics of Mötley Crüe and the field of metal

Hélène Laurin (McGill University)

2.Queen of Scream? Melissa Cross’s Reconstruction of Metal Masculinity

Eric Hardiman (Dalhousie University)

3.The Gender Metal Battle: Women’s Experiences in Edmonton’s Underground Extreme Metal Scene

Gabby Riches (University of Alberta)

Session B – Ed 193

Festivals and Collective Identity /

Festivals et identité collective

Chair: Anna Hoefnagels (Carleton University)

Public Policy and the Mariposa Folk Festival: Shared Ideals in the 1960s and 1970s

Sija Tsai (York University)

In the Defense of Becoming Folk: How I learned from Deleuze the importance of making love in a tent at a western folk festival

Michael MacDonald (University of Alberta)

“World Music” or a Taste of Home?: West African Music at Les FrancoFolies

Carinna Friesen (University of Alberta)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

17h00 – 18h00

Keynote Address / Discours principal – RIC 119

Discordant Beats of Pleasure Amidst Everyday Violence:

The Work of Party Music in Trinidad

Dr. Jocelyne Guilbault (University of California, Berkley)

7:00 pm - late

19h00 - late

Party Chez Marsh - 2251 McTavish St.

Performances by / par:

Little Miss Higgins (Saskatchewan)

Eekwol (Saskatchewan)

DJ Hippo (Saskatchewan)


8:30 am – 5:00 pm

8h30 – 17h00

Registration / Inscription – Center for Kinesiology and Health Studies (CKHS) Atrium

8:30 am – 10:00 am

8h30 – 10h00

Session A – Ed 191

Regional Music Scenes and Constructions of Authenticity /

Les scènes musicales régionales et la construction d'authenticité

Chair: Gillian Turnbull (Ryerson University)

“Music Lives Here”: Trying to Engineer a Local Music Scene in Calgary Richard Sutherland (University of Calgary)

Constructs of Authenticity in the Performance and Reception of Bluegrass Music in Toronto

Marc Finch (Memorial University)

Small music venues in Montreal. Local Politics Beyond Resistance

Line Grenier (L'Université de Montréal) and Martin Lussier (Memorial University)

Session B – Ed 193

Global Identities of Resistance in Hip Hop Culture /

Identités globales et résistance de la culture hip hop

Chair: Christine Ramsay (University of Regina)

1.“Can’t Tell me Nothing”: Kanye West, Symbolic Violence, and Education

Chris Richardson (University of Western Ontario)

2.Globalization, Identity, and Youth Resistance in Kenya’s Hip Hop Parliament                                                                                                Sheila Petty and Charity Marsh (University of Regina)

3.Aboriginal Hip Hop’s Challenge to Euro-North American Leisure

Karen Fox and Sarah Pocklington (University of Alberta)

10:00 am – 10:15 am

10h00 – 10h15

Coffee Break / Pause-Café – CKHS Atrium

10:15 am – 11:45 am

10h15 – 11h45

Session A – Panel – Ed 191

Reinvention, Resistance and the Politics of Sound /

Réinvention, résistance et les politiques du son

Chair: Scott Henderson (Brock University)

1.The risk of reinvention: Kid A and the question of creative freedom

Mickey Vallee (University of Alberta)

2.Resistance through Sound: Chad VanGaalen and Final Fantasy’s Reinvention of Tradition Through Experimental Sonic Explorations

Kate Galloway (University of Toronto)

3.What Makes Music Sound Political: A Case Study of Bruce Cockburn

Alison Notkin (L'Université de Montréal)

Session B – Roudtable / Table Ronde – RIC 119

Chair: Regula Qureshi (University of Alberta)

How does participation in CSTM and IASPM-Canada shape our engagement with community, whatever the music we study? /

Comment la participation au sein de SCTM et d'IASPM-Canada forme-t-elle notre implication dans la communauté, quelque soit la musique que nous étudions?

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

12h00 – 13h30

Lunch and closing reception / Déjeuner and réception de cloture –

University Club (CW 215)