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YFile – Conference, exhibit celebrates York research on gender and genre
(Y File, 2017-05-08)
An international conference on May 15 to 17 will celebrate the achievements of York University Professor Marlene Kadar, a noted Canadian feminist studies and life writing scholar whose research interests cluster around ...
Photo of Marlene Kadar & Sidonie Smith
outside the lines
The exhibition Outside The Lines features 10 artists who represent the beyond and within of lines through their artistic practices. This exhibition brings together diverse ways of working with materials to show qualities ...
Mar and Me: Following the Traces
In this paper I will trace the influence that Marlene Kadar's scholarship has had on my own thinking, while making more general comments about personal writing and collaborative research as feminist practices. . Marlene ...
Escape from the Colonial Asylum
David was a white Barbadian who died in the Barbados Mental Hospital in 1963 at age 46. Although making sense of his story is meaningful to me for personal reasons, I have wondered what interest other people might have in ...
Poetry in Life Writing: The All We Can Know
“To write poetry after Auschwitz is all we can know.” -Marlene Kadar Marlene Kadar’s “Barbaric Poem” begins with a declaration from German philosopher and composer Theodore Adorno: “To write poetry after Auschwitz is ...
Frayed Edges: Mediating Women in Popular Culture
A decade and a half ago, at my thesis defense, Dr. Marlene Kadar said: “your work is interdisciplinary, so it will always have frayed edges. That is part of the richness.” Dr. Kadar’s devotion to critical innovative ...
Jane Rule and the Archive: New Models for Researching Women’s Lives
Marlene Kadar's injunction to expand the conceptual framework of autobiography had implications not only for the study of the genre, but also for research about and by women more generally. The strict boundaries by which ...
Marlene Kadar's Life Writing: Feminist Theory Outside the Lines
In 1992, as part of her landmark collection Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice, Marlene Kadar published the essay "Whose Life Is It Anyway? Out of the Bathtub and Into the Narrative." When taken with ...
One Things Leads to Another: Archive, Fragment, Trace
For decades it was argued that Canada had no connection to the Holocaust. However, by the end of the war hundreds of Canadians had assisted at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and hundreds more encountered it through ...