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Pedagogies of the Sea

Pedagogies of the Sea, an interdisciplinary symposium that brings together scholars whose work is variously touched by the sea. Themes include the sea as traumatic rupture and transformational change, confinement and freedom; the sea as ecology in a time of climate change and ‘blue economies.’ The symposium will consider what it means to think about the affect of the ‘forms and forces’ of the sea; what pedagogical lessons may be drawn from the sea to think beyond the sea.
Presentations | 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Othon Alexandrakis, Katherine Anderson, Tyler Ball, Arun Chaudhuri, Andrea Davis, Ken Little, Andrea Madovarski, Patrick Taylor, Sandra Widmer, Anna Zalik, Rinaldo Walcott, Yutaka Yoshida
Convener: Daniel Yon
Keynote Speaker | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
“Pedagogies of the Sea: hydrocolonial perspectives” with keynote speaker Isabel Hofmeyr (WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa and Global Distinguished Professor, New York University, USA)
Rising sea levels have shifted the ways in which we do oceanic studies. Whereas older styles of oceanic histories treated the sea as surface and backdrop for human movement at sea, a new oceanic studies seeks to engage with the materiality of the ocean, attempting analytically to go off shore and below the water line. This scholarship seeks to make visible the deep-seated land- and human-orientations of much research. Terming these “dry technologies”, this work seeks to “immerse” concepts and theories to produce new modes of analysis. Using the rubric of hydrocolonialism, this talk will outline a range of emerging methods and techniques, exploring how these might be employed as pedagogies of the sea


Nov 20 2019


9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Founders College, Senior Common Room (room 305), York University @ 4700 Keele Street
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