“Navigating Academia” Roundtable: Call for Discussion Topics

As part of our efforts to promote dialogue amongst students and faculty during the conference, several Montreal professors will be joining us on Friday afternoon at 3:30pm for a roundtable discussion on “Navigating Academia.” Some potential topics that we have in mind are:

  • The role of interdisciplinary scholarship (and the pros and cons of marketing oneself as an interdisciplinary scholar)
  • The bureaucratic structures of the university system
  • “Labyrinthine” research tasks
  • Negotiating the spirit of protest and the duties of professionalism in contexts such as the Quebec student movement known as “Maple Spring”

We are seeking suggestions for more discussion topics related to any element of academia. Please post your ideas in the comments, or send us an e-mail at labyrinths2013@gmail.com

Roundtable participants include: Prof. Derek Nystrom (McGill, Department of English), Prof. Stephanie Posthumus (McGill, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures), Prof. Patrick Leroux (Concordia, Department of English and Le département d’études françaises), Prof. Carrie Rentschler (McGill, Department of Art History and Communication Studies), and Prof. Catherine Leclerc (McGill, Département de langue et littérature françaises).


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