Final program

The final program and information package for conference speakers is now available here. See you all this weekend!

Abstracts and accommodations.

I’ve posted all of the abstracts for the conference now, we’d recommend taking a look – we’ve got a great crop of presenters from a wide range of disciplines, and we’ve decided to have only plenary panels so it should be a great workshop environment.

The hospitality division here at York has also kindly furnished us with this ‘blurb’ on discount accommodations on campus. This sounds like a great option for those on a tight budget (aren’t we all?):

Accommodations at York University

Our accommodations are located in close proximity to everything you need on campus and are all within walking distance of our meeting and dining facilities.

If you would like to make a reservation or have any further questions, please contact us at or call 416-736-2100 x 20325

Economy Guest Rooms

We offer economy rooms in our dormitory-style residence suitable for groups on a budget. The residence consists of single occupancy rooms with large shared washroom facilities on each floor. The rooms are furnished with a twin bed, dresser, closet, desk, chair and telephone. Bed linen, towels and soap are provided.

All residence buildings are smoke-free environments. You will have access to laundry facilities in your residence. All residence rooms have personal phone lines with phones provided. The telephone service in every room features local calls at no charge and requires calling cards to be used for long distance calls. Internet is not available in Economy Guest Rooms. Cooking is not permitted.

Economy Guest Room Nightly Rates

Housekeeping Service Level: No Service

Single Room (1 Bed): $30.00 (before tax)

Schedule has been posted

Hi everyone, the preliminary conference schedule has been posted. There may be some minor revisions, time-wise, in our final schedule, but the broad outlines will remain the same. Each presenter will be allotted roughly 15-20 minutes for their paper presentation, with 5-10 minutes for discussion, at the presenter’s discretion – for a total of 25 minutes per presenter.

Our conference room can accommodate laptops for Powerpoint presentations, however if at all possible it is preferable that you bring your presentation file on a USB drive and use Powerpoint on the room’s built-in PC.

I’m in process of formatting all of the abstracts for posting now, these will be added shortly!

We haven’t booked a block of rooms or anything at local hotels – we assume that some of you may be finding accommodations with friends in the city, and if you prefer to stay in downtown Toronto we find generally booking through sites like Hotwire will get you better deals than the ‘group rates’ typically negotiated for conferences. There are also very affordable residence rooms available on campus through York University housing services: for information on these rooms, which are available as low as $30 per night without housekeeping service, click here. Let us know if you need any more information right away on travel or lodgings; further details on getting to York and around campus will be provided with the final program. York is readily accessible by public transit, especially from Porter Airlines’ City Centre Airport or the train/bus terminals, but somewhat less readily from Pearson Airport.


Thanks to all those who submitted abstracts. Our official deadline has now past; we’ll be in touch with all those who submitted very shortly with final confirmation. More information, including a schedule, lodging & travel advice, and full abstracts for all papers will be posted here soon. Please get in touch with us directly if you have any questions in the meantime.

Printable call for abstracts

You can obtain a nicely-formatted printable PDF version of our call for abstracts here.

Hello, world!

Hi everyone! We’ve confirmed our speaker and finalized the call for papers. We’re very excited to inform you that Jeffrey Bussolini (College of Staten Island, CUNY) will be joining us as our keynote speaker, and we recommend that interested parties take a look at the most recent issue of Foucault Studies, which he edited, as well as his excellent paper therein, “What is a Dispositive?

Our call for papers, with further information about the conference topic, is now available here; we look forward to your submissions! More details on the conference will be posted in this section as they become available.