York University graduate students partner with FUSE Magazine for one-day symposium on the apocalypse on March 9, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2013

The Art History Graduate Students’ Association (AHGSA) of York University is
pleased to present their 12th annual graduate student symposium, FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse. Presented in collaboration with FUSE Magazine, this symposium features speakers from across Canada and the United States engaging in critical dialogue with the question of apocalypse in visual and popular culture.

FALLOUT: Visions of Apocalypse, addresses apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives and critically considers their role in contemporary society. The symposium brings together twelve presenters to reflect on apocalyptic narratives as mechanisms of pleasure, control, and resistance. Papers will include discussions of historical and contemporary visualizations of apocalypse, monstrous and transgressive bodies, financial collapse, ruined landscapes, and nuclear warfare. Given current speculation about the world’s end, FALLOUT presents an opportunity for theoretical and thematic engagement with the apocalyptic.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kathryn Denning, Associate Professor of Anthropology at York University, who specializes in scholarly and popular ideas about the ancient and alien Other and whose work addresses the conceptualization of the future of civilization.

Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue of FUSE Magazine, to be released in summer 2013.

Join us on March 9 for this one-day symposium examining the end in its many forms.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013
9:00AM – 6:00PM

Registration
8:00AM – 8:45AM

Reception
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Location: Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art
1286 Bloor St. W
Toronto ON
M6H 1N9
Event Website: ahgsay.com/symposium
Primary Contact: Nicole Cropley at ahgsay@gmail.com

Please register in advance to reserve your seat at www.ahgsay.com. Registration includes full access to the symposium, luncheon, and reception, a copy of the spring 2013 issue of FUSE Magazine, and a one-year subscription to FUSE.

Regular Admission $20
Student Admission $15
FUSE Magazine Subscriber Admission $8

For further information on the event including registration and symposium schedule, visit www.ahgsay.com/symposium or email us at admin@ahgsay.com