On Saturday, June 1st, 2013 Marlen and UT student Alexa Baiano will kick off the Sexuality Studies Association’s scientific program; their discussion of sex and the college writing classroom will be SSA’s first presentation of the weekend as part of Canada’s 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. View the abstract here.
From congress2013.ca: “Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is known simply as “Congress.” Now in its 82nd year, this singular, flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.
Typically spanning eight days in late May and early June, Congress is home for nearly 70 scholarly association meetings and attracts an average of 6,000 attendees. Developed in partnership with a different host university each year, Congress programming is open to attendees, academics and non-academic audiences. From theatre research, literature studies and education to history, sociology and communications, Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity, and leadership.
Congress 2013 is being hosted by the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. The theme for this year’s Congress is “@ the edge.””