In The Shadows 2018 Conference Schedule

Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12, 2018

Buchanan Building Block A and B, UBC Vancouver Campus


Day One: Friday, May 11th

12:00 – 1:00: Registration and Refreshments (Buchanan A, Second Floor)

1:00 – 1:30: Opening Comments (Buchanan A, Room TBA)

1:30 – 2:30 (Panel Slot 1): 

“Mom”sters: The Monstrosity of Motherhood (Panel 1/Room B215)

In the Shadow of Violence: Political and Social Atrocities (Panel 2/Room B213)

Darker Shades of Storytelling: Horror and Vulnerability (Panel 3/Room B208)

2:45 – 3:45 (Panel Slot 2)

Bibbidi Bobbidi BOO!: Friendly Monsters (Panel 4/Room B215)

Navigating the Unknown: Monsters in Hidden Worlds (Panel 5/Room B213)

Strange But Familiar: Psychological Explorations of Monstrosity (Panel 6/Room B208)

4:00 – 5:00Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elaine Ostry, SUNY Plattsburgh – English (Buchanan A, Room TBA)

5:00 – 5:15: Closing Remarks (Buchanan A, Room TBA)

6:00 – Late: Monster Mash (Koerner’s Pub) 



Day Two: Saturday, May 12th

8:30 – 9:30: Refreshments and Registration (Buchanan A, Second Floor)

9:30 – 10:00: Opening Comments (Buchanan A,  Room TBA)

10:00 – 11:00 (Panel Slot 3): 

Dark Enchantments: Redefining Figures in Fairy Tales (Panel 7/Room B215)

Depicting Inner Conflict: Difficult Emotions (Panel 8/Room B213)

“Here there be Monsters”: Space, Place, and Identity (Panel 9/Room B208)

11:15 – 12:15 (Panel Slot 4):

It’s Good to Be Bad: Perspectives on Villainy (Panel 10/Room B215)

Monsters Around the World: International Texts (Panel 11/Room B213)

Growing Up: Making Connections (Panel 12/Room B208)

12:15 – 1:15: Lunch (Buchanan A, Second Floor)

1:15 – 2:30 (Panel Slot 5)

Embodied Trauma: Narratives of Exploitation (Panel 13/Room B215)

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Disguised Identities (Panel 14/Room B213)

2:45 – 3:45: Keynote Speaker: Rachel Hartman – Young Adult Author (Buchanan A, Room TBA)

3:45 – 4:15: Closing Remarks (Buchanan A, Room TBA)

4:15 – 5:00: Rachel Hartman Book Signing (Room A202)