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London Conference for
       Canadian Studies
Gender and the City
A one day conference in Canadian studies on Friday 24th February 2006 hosted at Canada House, Trafalgar Square organized by the London Conference for Canadian Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and Institute for the Study of the Americas
Conference Programme
9.25 Welcoming remarks from the High Commission
9.30 Session 1: How spaces get gendered
Maureen Flanagan (Michigan State University), "The workshop of the home: Conflicting visions of the urban built environment in North America."
Robert C.H. Sweeny (Memorial University of Newfoundland), "Property and gender: Lessons from a nineteenth-century town."
10.45 Coffee
11.15 Session 2: Sex in the City
Valerie Korinek (University of Saskatchewan), "Having a gay old time in Winnipeg? Gender and sexual histories of a Prairie city."
Aurora Wallace (New York University), "The geography of girlwatching in postwar Montreal."
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Session 3: Gender at Work and in Play
Craig Heron (York University), "Boys will be boys: Working-class masculinities in a factory town, 1890-1940."
Steve Penfold (University of Toronto), "A bevy of beauties, scantily clad: Re-gendering urban parades in twentieth-century Canada."
2.45 Tea
3.10 Session 4: Keynote address
Shirley Tillotson (Dalhousie University), "Gender, Justice, and the Emotions of Obligation: a view from the 1950s."
4.40 Comfort Break
4.45 Session 5: Writing the Gender of Canadian Cities
Linda Knowles (Independent Researcher, Southampton), "Kronk City: Canadian cities in the novels of Carol Shields."
Ceri Morgan (Keele University), "Spectacular sexualities on la Sainte-Catherine."
6.00 Reception
7.00 Dinner

Conference Fees and Registration
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