The Poetics and Ethics of ‘Learning With’: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Feminist Production Today

Online International Conference (November 2020-May 2021)

The Poetics and Ethics of ‘Learning With’: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Feminist Production Today

Raindeer skull. Photo
Sissel M. Bergh, gihtjie/ asking. Courtesy of the author.

In October 2018, the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta (Canada) and the Department of Teacher Education (English section) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology held an international conference on “The Poetics and Ethics of ‘Living With’: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Feminist Production Today,” which gathered over 30 speakers in Banff, Alberta. For four intense days, we discussed different representations of “living with” as a radical form of encounter, engagement, and care. In this second conference, “The Poetics and Ethics of ‘Learning With’: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Feminist Production Today,” we seek to continue thinking together about these topics, while placing an emphasis on the notion of “learning with,” which we envision as a methodological, pedagogical, as well as aesthetic position with transformative ethical consequences. 

This conference has been organized by Libe García Zarranz (NTNU, ILU), Amanda Fayant (Researcher/Artist, Treaty 4, Canada, based in Trondheim), Marie Carrière (University of Alberta) and Dominique Hétu (Brandon University, Canada). Supporting institutions and communities include the Department of Teacher Education (ILU) at NTNU, the Head of Research at ILU, GenderHub NTNU, TransLit NTNU, the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) at the University of Alberta, the Office of the Vice-Président Research & Innovation at the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Arts, and the Dept. of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.